The European Commission, DG Research and Innovation in close cooperation with the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR) organizes the conference "Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in the Bioeconomy - A Challenge for Europe” on 8 October 2015 in Brussels, European Commission, Charlemagne Building. 

The conference will take place from 28 to 29 October 2015 in the Hôtel Légère, Luxembourg-Munsbach. The main objective of the Symposium is to bring together worldwide experts from academia, industry, doctors, policy makers and patient organisations in the field of Big data in Health Care to exchange about state-of-the-art research and technologies.

FRIENZ (Facilitating Research and Innovation co-operation between Europe and New Zealand) is a joint initiative between the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the European Commission (EC) through its seventh research Framework Programme (FP7). The FRIENZ project provides funding to assist selected European Union delegates to participate in a Study Group tour through New Zealand for approximately 5 days beginning 19 October 2015.

Almost 200 participants joint the third international conference of the JPI HDHL on the 19th of June in Brussels. The objective of this conference was to achieve a dialogue between the participants – which are a representation of the great variety of stakeholder in the area of JPI HDHL – to support alignment and collaboration between research programmes and policies. A report on the international conference is now available online

The New Zealand National Science Challenge "High-Value Nutrition" has released its first call for research projects. Involvement of research organisations outside New Zealand is –under certain restrictions – allowed.

The Challenge will invest up to $7m in innovative research projects in the following areas:

During the 3rd JPI HDHL International Conference in Brussel on 19th of June the JPI had the pleasure to announce the decision of New Zealand to move from the status of observer to that of full member. New Zealand is now the 19th full member of JPI HDHL.

During the last decades, a big success has been achieved in the area of public health. However, in order to better make use of its full potential, further political support, a further development of research infrastructures and more international engagement is needed.

At the 3rd JPI HDHL International Conference held in Brussels on 19th June the second edition of the JPI HDHL SRA has been presented to an audience of almost 200 representatives of different stakeholders in the domains of food, nutrition and health. It represents an update since publication of the first SRA in 2012, outlining additional strategic objectives that will be considered by JPI HDHL member countries over the coming years. The strategic objectives outlined in this SRA will be executed through a series of Implementation Plans which will be developed by the Management Board and guided by the advice of the Scientific and Stakeholder Advisory Boards up to 2020 and beyond.

Download Strategic Research Agenda 2nd edition

On the 13th of May 2015, during the EXPO 2015 in Milan, the EU Joint Programming Initiatives on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) and A Healthy Diet for A Healthy Life (JPI HDHL) organised the "Grand Debate on Nutrition Security – a whole systems approach".

On the 19th of June the third international conference of JPI HDHL took place in in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Le Palace in Brussels. The theme of the conference was the "Positioning and alignment of national and international research activities in the area of JPI HDHL in the context of Global and European Programmes".

Here you can find our web story about this event.