RECIPES: REconciling sCience, Innovation and Precaution through the Engagement of Stakeholders

14 June 2019

The development of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), nanotechnology and neonicotinoid insecticides presents opportunities for humans and the environment, but it can also carry risks to human, animal or plant health.

Kristel de Smedt

Kristel De Smedt is assistant professor, department of Foundations and Methods of Law. Holding both a degree in economics and European law, she teaches courses as Law and Economics and European Integration. Furthermore, she is involved in multiple research projects for the European Commission, in particular aimed at improving environmental legislation. She  studied International Economics at Hasselt University, Belgium. Additionally, she obtained an M.A. Degree in Economics of International Trade and European Integration in June 1997 and a Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A.) de Droit Communautaire and a Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Européennes Droit et Sciences Politiques (D.E.S.E) at the European University Centre (CEU) in Nancy (France) in June 1998. In December 2007, she defended her PhD thesis titled ‘Environmental Liability in a Federal System. A Law and Economics Analysis’ at Maastricht University (supervisor Prof. Dr. Michael Faure).