“Emerging risks for food safety
and public perception”

May 15-17 2018, Parma



EFSA, the University of Parma, the University “Sacro Cuore” of Piacenza, and the University of Wageningen, are organising a Summer School for young researchers with the objective to provide an opportunity to learn from some of the most prominent experts in the field of Emerging Risks in food science, including theory and application of computer modelling and methodology to identify such risks as well as consumer perception and communication implications.

We live in a world that is changing rapidly. Either through natural processes or via man-made activities new threats to human health are constantly arising and due to the globalised production and trade these are rapidly spread in the world.

Many of these “emerging risks” are directly related to food safety issues and the scientific community is developing methodology and tools to rapidly identify them and address them efficiently. At the same time the understanding of the attitude and behaviour of consumers towards them is of crucial importance for reducing the relevant risks.

The organisers have opted for a free-of-charge Summer School to offer an opportunity to an extended number of PhD and young post doc researchers and also other scientists to get advantage of this learning opportunity. Registration is limited to 100 people and participation will be decided on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for applications is Friday 4 of May 2018.

Apply asap, we look forward to welcoming you to the 2018 edition of this Summer School!