Prof.ssa

FORMICI GIULIA

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DIRITTO PUBBLICO COMPARATO (IUS/21)
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Giulia Formici, graduated in Law at the University of Parma, holds a Ph.D. in Public, International, and European Law from the University of Milan La Statale.

Between 2020 and 2021, she has been awarded a post-doc grant in Public Comparative Law at the Department of Law, Politics and International Studies at the University of Parma, funded by Region Emilia-Romagna (Program "High Competencies"), based on a project specifically focused on the regulatory issues related to Novel Foods and, in particular, to edible insects and cultured meat. 

Since 2022, she has been a Fixed-term Researcher Type A (RTD/A) in Public Comparative Law at the Department of Italian and Supranational Public Law of the University of Milan. Here, she co-taught courses in Comparative Public Law and Advanced Comparative Public Law.

In February 2023, she obtained the National Scientific Habilitation (ASN) as Associate Professor in Comparative Law (12/E2).

Since December 2023, she holds the position of Fixed-term Researcher Type B (RTD/B) in Public Comparative Law (IUS/21) at the Department of Law, Politics and International Studies of the University of Parma.

In 2022, she was awarded the SIRD Younger Comparatists Prize for her contribution titled "Regulating 'Inedible' Food: Cultural Identity, Food Safety, and Food Divide" by the Società Italiana per la Ricerca nel Diritto Comparato.

She passed the Bar Exam (2016) and holds a Second-level Master's Degree in "Health, Environment and Food: European Law and Risk Regulation", University of Parma (2017).

Giulia Formici is currently involved in the research activities of the "Food for Future" Project (Department of Excellence 2023-2027, Department of Law, Politics and International Studies, University of Parma; https://www.foodforfuture.unipr.it/) and is a member of various research projects, including the Jean Monnet Module (Erasmus+ Programme) titled "Feeding Future Generations Sustainably: Legal Challenges and Scientific Innovation" (University of Milan); PRIN PNRR 2022 "New Sustainability Governance" (University of Parma); PRIN 2022 "The Food of Future, the Future of Food" (University of Parma). 

She is member of the Coordinated Research Center "Innovation for Well-Being and Environment" (University of Milan) and the BRICS Parma Research Group (www.brics.unipr.it).

Giulia Formici has lectured in various Ph.D. courses (University of Parma, University of Sassari, University of Milan Bicocca) and is a member of several examination boards. She has participated in numerous conferences in Italy and abroad and has conducted research periods in foreign universities (Centre for IT & IP Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; TCD Trinity College Dublin, Ireland).

She is member of several scientific associations, including the Italian Association of Comparative Law (AIDC), the Association of Comparative and European Public Law (DPCE), the Council of European Studies (CES) at Columbia University, and the Devolution Club.

Since 2022, she is Secretary and member of the Executive Board of the Alumni e Amici dell'Università degli Studi di Parma Association (https://www.alumniamici.unipr.it/).

Her main research areas can be summarized as follows: law and innovation; the impact of Big Data and technological innovation on fundamental rights; data retention for security purposes; mass surveillance systems and their consequences on workers' rights; digital welfare systems, digital divide, and social inequalities; identification systems based on biometric data (also for border management and immigration management purposes); facial recognition systems for security purposes; BRICS; innovation in the agri-food sector and the connection between innovation and sustainable development; the right to food and "food sustainability"; Novel Foods and regulatory challenges at the national and European levels (balancing food safety, consumer protection, free movement of goods, scientific innovation, food security, and the development of sustainable solutions); the study of peculiar categories of Novel Foods: insects as food and feed; the regulatory regime of so-called cultured meat (cultivated or synthetic meat).

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2024/2025

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Law and innovation: the impact of Big Data and technological innovation on fundamental rights; data retention for security purposes; mass surveillance systems and their consequences on workers' rights; digital welfare systems, digital divide, and social inequalities; identification systems based on biometric data (also for border management and immigration management purposes); facial recognition systems for security purposes. BRICS. Innovation in the agri-food sector and the connection between innovation and sustainable development; the right to food and "food sustainability": Novel Foods and regulatory challenges at the national and European levels (balancing food safety, consumer protection, free movement of goods, scientific innovation, food security, and the development of sustainable solutions); the study of peculiar categories of Novel Foods: insects as food and feed; the regulatory regime of so-called cultured meat (cultivated or synthetic meat).

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Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza, Studî politici e Internazionali
Via Università, 12
43121 PARMA