In recent years, the agri-food industry has repeatedly been confronted with scandals and crises. These exceptional situations have not only affected individual enterprises, but often entire sectors and value chains , some of which have seriously threatened their existence.

Many enterprises have already assigned crises management tasks to their senior executives in order to survive in international markets in the long term. This is also true for public organizations in food control and health care. For people working in these fields it is very important to know and control risks concerning products, processes, and the organization in order to fulfill the tasks of the broad field of safety representative or safety manager.

Whether a crisis team or a task force can cope with a crisis quickly and successfully depends on the individual level of preparation of the responsible person to meet a crisis and how the team reacts in the first minutes and hours of a crises. It is therefore all the more important to prepare in advance for an emergency in order to be able to react correctly in a crisis situation.


Target group

Members of task forces and crisis teams, member of public organizations involved in food control as well as health and veterinary services.


Required modules

  • Integrated management systems – Requirements agri-food (IMS)
  • Security and health systems (SMS)
  • Internal organization and responsibility (IOV)
  • Safety and crisis management requirements in standards and norms (RNS)
  • Public-Private-Partnership organizational structures (PPPO)

The degree consists of a practical seminar paper on health and crisis management topics.