In the light of the Food 2030 Policy Framework the EC organised a workshop on Smart Personalized Nutrition in June 2016. A report about the results of this workshop, including the way forward for Research and Innovation and the Food 2030 Policy Framework, has recently been published. Pamela Byrne, chair of JPI HDHL, contributed to the workshop and the published report

The aim of the call is to establish a multi-disciplinary research network for the monitoring, benchmarking and evaluation of policies that affect dietary and physical activity as well as sedentary behavior with a standardized approach across Europe.

The Policy Evaluation Network should make use of the achievements of the DEDIPAC KH, especially Thematic Area 3 and combine it with other existing tools and frameworks (e.g. INFORMAS) to develop a consistent and sustainable approach for the evaluation and benchmarking of existing policies. The focus should be put on the comprehensive application of this newly developed standardized approach for policy evaluation. Although the network activities are supposed to build on the results of the DEDIPAC KH, the Policy Evaluation Network is explicitly not meant as a direct continuation of the DEDIPAC KH.

For the purpose of this call, policies are defined as decisions, plans, and actions that are implemented by national or regional governments to achieve specific health care goals within a society. The policies to be evaluated include:

  • Policies that directly affect dietary and physical activity as well as sedentary behavior.
  • Policies that indirectly affect the aforementioned health behaviors, for example from the field of transportation, agriculture or environment/sustainability.

Policies addressing the consumption of alcohol, tobacco or drugs are excluded from this call.

The Policy Evaluation Network will be implemented in a three-step procedure. Following the electronic submission of the Expression of Interest (EoI) letters and the national eligibility check (step one) the suggested members of the network will be selected by an external international scientific evaluation committee (SEC). The successful researchers and research groups will be invited to a Network Meeting where they can start working on the design, development and writing of one joint proposal (step two). The network proposal will then be evaluated by the SEC (step three).

In total, 54 eligible Expression of Interest letters (EoI) have been submitted to the Joint Funding Action “Effectiveness of existing policies for lifestyle interventions – Policy Evaluation Network (PEN)”. After the evaluation by the Scientific Evaluation Committee (SEC), 28 research groups were selected to elaborate a joint network proposal.

To facilitate the working process, all selected research groups were invited to a network meeting in Bonn on Jun-13th to get in touch with each other, elect the network coordinator and start the discussion on the potential structure of the network and the joint proposal. The final funding decision is expected by the end of 2017.

 

Time schedule:

 

When

What

28th of February 2017

Publication of the Call

31st of March 2017 (14:00 UTC)

Submission deadline for EoI letters

11th/12th of May 2017

SEC and CSC meeting for evaluation of EoIs

19th of May 2017

Communication of EoI selection + Invitation to Network Meeting

13th of June 2017

Network Meeting

15th of September 2017

Submission deadline for network proposal

October 2017

SEC and CSC meeting for proposal evaluation

End of October 2017

Communication of funding decisions

 

For further information, please refer to the Call Document.

 

As part of its working programme for 2017, the Commission will take forward work and consult widely on simplification and modernisation of the CAP to maximise its contribution to the Commission's ten priorities and to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This will focus on specific policy priorities for the future and the starting point will be a well-founded assessment of the performance of the current policy.

The ERA HDHL partners are pleased to announce the launch of the second joint funding action ““Effectiveness of existing policies for lifestyle interventions – Policy Evaluation Network (PEN)“ within ERA HDHL implementing the JPI HDHL objectives to be expected by the end of February 2017.

The aim of the call is to establish a transnational, multi-disciplinary research network for the monitoring, benchmarking and evaluation of policies that affect dietary and physical activity as well as sedentary behavior with a standardized approach across Europe. 

On 26th January 2017 the first joint transnational call of HDHL-INTIMIC "Interrelation of the Intestinal Microbiome, Diet and Health" has been launched, cofunded by the European Union. It aims to support multinational, collaborative research projects that address important research questions regarding the cause-and-effect relationships between diet, the intestinal microbiome and human health. The overall aim of HDHL-INTIMIC is to build a solid knowledge base for the development of new strategies and products for health promotion and prevention of chronic diseases through diet-dependent modulation of the intestinal microbiome.


Building on the previous achievements of the JPI HDHL joint action Intestinal Microbiomics this cofunded call will further enhance the collaboration between HDHL member countries, the JPI and the European Commission (EC), as well as the establishment of research networks across borders and disciplines.


The deadline for the submission of the pre-proposals is 5th April 2017 and the deadline for the submission of full proposals is 20th July 2017.

Call time schedule:

When

What

26th of January 2017

Publication of the Call

5th of April 2017

Submission deadline for pre-proposals

30th/31th of May 2017

SEC and CSC meeting for pre-proposals

6th of June 2017

Communication selection of pre-proposals

20nd of July 2017

Submission deadline full proposals

7th/8th of September 2017

SEC and CSC meeting full proposals

October 2017

Communication funding decisions,

Start of national administrative procedures between partners and funding organisations

 

For further information, please refer to the Call Document and the Guidelines for Applicants.

Proposals should be submitted online through the Electronic Submission system PT-Outline.

Researchers interested in participating in this cofunded call are encouraged to register in the Meta Data Base of the JPI HDHL website.

SUSFOOD – the ERA-Net on SUStainable FOOD production and consumption starts into its second phase as ERA-Net Cofund under Horizon2020 with a 5 year runtime from January 2017 onwards. The European network is composed of 26 partners from 15 EU member states and 3 associated partners from Belgium, New Zealand and France, who will continue and strengthen efforts to support research in the field of sustainable food systems from production to consumption.

HDHL INTIMIC the new ERA-Net Cofund started by the JPI HDHL in the domain of the interactions between intestinal microbiome, diet and health is pleased to announce the launch of a transnational call on 26 January 2017.

The aim of the call is to support multinational, collaborative research projects that address important research questions regarding the cause-and-effect relationships between diet, the intestinal microbiome and human health. Interested applicants are encouraged to initiate scientific contacts with potential partners for applications.

 

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At the fifth anniversary of the launch of the second wave of Joint Programming Initiatives (JPI), the ten initiatives present a new brochure and factsheets on all JPIs.

The new folder explains the benefits of participating in a Joint Programming Initiative, provides an overview of the governance model and highlights the implementation actions for transnational cooperation. In addition to the general introduction to Joint Programming all JPIs developed a factsheet with an overview of member countries, objectives and key achievements.

“HDHL-INTIMIC” (INtesTInal MICrobiomics) started on 01 December and is the latest activity initiated by JPI HDHL. 14 funding organisations from 9 JPI HDHL partner countries combine their efforts to fund excellent research projects and support the establishment of a transnational and transdisciplinary Knowledge Platform. Research projects as well as Knowledge Platform will both focus on the interrelations between the intestinal microbiome and diet and the resulting health effects.

In the beginning of 2017, 12 research projects will start working on Biomarkers for Nutrition and health. These 12 proposals involve 58 research teams from 13 countries for a total budget of about 11.2 Mio€. All will be funded by ERA-HDHL partners in collaboration with the European Commission.