Start Date:

May 7-10, 2023



3 days + warm up and follow up



University of Parma


Course Aim:

The intensive course will allow PhD students to participate in a training course held by the most renown leaders in the food authenticity field.

The program will follow a multidisciplinary and integrated approach, allowing the students to acquire a proactive vision rooted into the scenario analysis, horizon scanning, and supply chain mapping.  

The participants will acquire knowledge, skills and tools to fight against food fraud in the industrial environment, also considering the impact of the socio-economic drivers and the climate change on the global food system.  
The course will bring together the most advanced technical skills from STEM and the methodological approach from social sciences, also considering the major certification schemes. Particular attention will be paid to communication to consumers.  


The PhD School is structured in 3 phases as follow:

         1. a first online warm-up. During this phase, from 17 April to 6 May 2023, a miscellany of material will be proposed (articles, videos, case studies, etc.) to focus the attention on various issues related to the school topic. In addition to recorded lessons, participants will be exposed to training material aimed at honing basic skills necessary to take part in the second phase.

         2. a second phase of 4 days, in presence, from 7 to 10 May 2023. This phase will include lectures, followed by experiential and role playing activities. The involvement of foreign professors, or of Italian ones working abroad, will allow a broader overview of the state of the art in Europe and in the international context;

         3. a third follow up phase by remote, from 11 May to 5 June 2023, to conclude and consolidate the notions assimilated during the School.


The PhD School will be activated in the event of reaching minimum 10 participants.


You will live 3 full days in a beautiful retreat in the countryside of Parma and will dive deep in a full and immersive experience


The course is held free of cost, but the students have to cover the accommodation costs and the meals for the three days in presence. Find all the details in the call. 

The enrolment fee for participants is partially covered by the funds obtained within the “high-level training projects in the technological, economic and cultural field for a European region of knowledge and attractiveness” (Managerial determination n.19459 / 2021 of the Emilia-Romagna Region).

The candidates selected for enrolment in the school will have to cover the cost of 600,00€, inclusive of the boarding in shared room by the facility where the school will take place (from 7 May evening to 10 May afternoon).

More information on the location of the course will be available soon.

Find all the details in the call (below).



To apply, fill out the form below.

The enrolment will remain open until 12 a.m. (Italian time) of 2 April 2023.



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Faculty Members:

Prof. Chiara Dall'Asta

Department of Food and Drugs

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Prof. Daniele Del Rio

Department of Food and Drugs

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Prof. Michele Suman

Facoltà di Scienze Agrarie, Alimentari e Ambientali - University Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

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Prof. Barbara Prandi

Department of Food and Drugs

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Food Authenticity PhD Excellence Academy