École internationale d’été sur sécurité alimentaire (EN)

École internationale d’été sur la sécurité alimentaire is held in cooperation with the Chaire de recherche en droit sur la diversité et la sécurité alimentaires (DDSA) and the Institute on Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF). 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE 2021 EDITION OF THE SUMMER SCHOOL IS CANCELLED due to the health situation in Québec.

Objectives of École internationale d’été sur la sécurité alimentaire

The specific objectives of the summer school are to enable participants to  

  • Better understand the concept of food security  
  • Identify the main actors involved, as well as their interests and issues
  • Identify determinants of food insecurity and their interrelationships at the local, national, and international levels
  • Learn about the reality of food insecurity in Québec and elsewhere
  • Understand, through concrete cases, the challenges that the operationalization of this concept poses
  • Analyze the tools and strategies for fighting food insecurity at the local, national, and international levels

Brief description of École internationale d’été sur la sécurité alimentaire


  • This high-level training course welcomes some twenty guest experts who are internationally recognized in their field and are either practitioners on the ground or university researchers.   
  • This school is a 3 credit course (ETI-7022). It can be taken in non-credit mode.  
  • It is one of the courses that make up the Short Graduate Program in Diplomatic and Strategic Affairs. So you can start or continue the short program by attending this school. 

When and where

  • In May, on the Université Laval campus
  • 1 intensive week: 6 days (Monday to Saturday)

For who

  • Graduate students
  • Professionals from the public and broader public public sectors, as well as the private sector
  • Students who are finishing their undergraduate degree (60 credits completed) may be accepted under certain conditions


  • Issues are addressed using a multidisciplinary approach: political science, law, economics, and nutrition.
  • The educational format combines lectures, round tables or debates, workshops, seminars, simulations, field trips and public networking events.


  • Food security must be addressed from a global perspective, as this allows us to move beyond the divide between developed and developing countries by shifting the focus from location to scope. 
  • Sugar, one of a number of controversial foods, is the focus of competing local, national, and international interests, raising political, legal, economic, and social issues. 
  • Sugar is essential to the brain and muscles but is also associated with a number of public health problems around the world.  

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