The first topic to be discussed will be the characteristics of the dairy market and its new international equilibria, from production to retailing, as well as new consumption trends. Recent innovations in the dairy market (functional milk, high digestibility milk, non-food dairy products) will also be presented in detail.

The course will then focus on policies supporting competitiveness of local dairy systems, and illustrate the Italian case. A comparative analysis of different models of production, and chain organization of marketing (cooperatives, contracts, vertical marketing chains) will conclude this course.

-  Monday:

The international dairy market scenario: demand and supply trends, old and new players, trade, prices

-  Tuesday:

Consumption trends, commodities vs. premium products: European and global demand

-  Wednesday:

Visit to EXPO Milano 2015

-  Thursday:

Italian PDO cheeses: an opportunity for producers and a quality guarantee for consumers

Case studies of PDO cheeses

-  Friday:

The cooperative model: a winning  organizational solution for the dairy sector?

Examples of giant dairy cooperatives in Europe and elsewhere; dairy cooperatives and associations in Italy

Call for registration for a new edition of the course. For further information please contact the CEEP secretary:


FromJuly 27th 2015
ToJuly 31st 2015


The course will be delivered in English. Upon request, this course can be repeated in another language.

Participation Fee

The participation fee is € 1,600.00. For applications made before April 28th 2015 a 20% discount will be applied (participation fee = € 1,280.00).

If two or more members of an organization apply for the same course the first participant will pay the full fee, but additional members will have a reduced participation fee of € 1,200.00.

The application deadline for the course MAN06 is June 12th, 2015.

The participation fee includes:

- Tuition costs, including all training materials and use of the location’s training facilities and related services

- Participant costs, including the course field trips, transfer to and from EXPO Milano 2015 + entrance ticket, the lunches of Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, a gala dinner and special evening event, and a final dinner.