A crucial element of the Joint Programming Process is the alignment of national and European strategies research programmes with the Strategic Research Agenda of Joint Programming Initiatives. A first schematic overview of the funding structure, landscape and alignment of JPI HDHL countries in the ERA of food, health and physical activity is available on our website.

On Friday the 19th of June the third international conference of JPI HDHL will take place from 10.00 to 16.30 in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Le Palace in Brussels. The overal theme of the conference is the "Positioning and alignment of national and international research activities in the area of JPI HDHL in the context of Global and European Programmes".

The third international conference for collaboration across disciplines to deliver better food and nutrition-outcomes is being held in October in Wellington.

The 2015 Food Structures, Digestion and Health international conference presents a new opportunity to bring together food industry professionals, and world leading scientists from diverse disciplines with a common interest in food design that delivers better nutrition and improves consumer wellbeing.

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) organise the “Grand Debate on Nutrition Security – a whole systems approach”. Participation is by invitation only, though we want to give our frequent newsletter readers the possibility to join the event.

A key step in the implementation of the Joint Programming Initiative “A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life” (JPI HDHL) Strategic Research Agenda is the development of joint research activities in the area of food processing with the aim to enhance preservation and/or the health promoting properties of food.

On the 1st April 2015 the JPI HDHL launched a transnational call for research proposals on Food Processing for Health. The submission of the proposals was closed on 15th July 2015.

The main objective of the Joint Action “Food Processing for Health” is to support multidisciplinary transnational research consortia using innovative and scientific approaches to investigate the preservation and/or the enhancement of health promoting properties of food as a result of food processing:

  • Food processing for matrix stability and controlled digestibility, bioavailability, bio-accessibility and bioactivity of food compounds
  • Food structures for appropriate bioavailability of nutrients and bioactives
  • Optimize food processing for quality and safety

This can relate to products aimed at particular life stages or consumer groups, and may include investigation of fate in the human body and employ model foods.

The overall vision is to optimise food processing to better allow different foods to contribute to or improve health.

For more information please visit the webpage of the Joint Action

During the EXPO 2015 in Milan, DEDIPAC organises a workshop and EuroDISH will have its final conference in which all interested stakeholders can participate. More information on the event and the links to register to these events are provided below. Places are very limited and filling up fast, so please register as soon as possible (this week)!

A key step in the implementation of the Joint Programming Initiative "A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life" (JPI HDHL) Strategic Research Agenda is the development of joint research activities in the area of intestinal microbiomics with the aim to share and integrate data for performing meta-analyses and standardise methods to analyse and understand the human diet-gut microbiome interaction.

On the 19th of March 2015 the JPI HDHL launched a transnational call for research proposals on Intestinal Microbiomics.

The submission of the pre-proposals is now closed.

For more information regarding the Joint Action Intestinal Microbiomics please visit the webpage of the Joint Action.

The JPI HDHL is going to launch a call for Expressions of Interest in the Joint Action “Malnutrition in the elderly Knowledge”. The main objective of this Joint Action is to support transnational networking activities on:

1. The definition of malnutrition in the elderly.

2. Integration and harmonisation of currently available valid and reliable screening instruments to enable identification of groups of elderly people that will benefit from nutrition interventions in different settings (e.g., home care, nursing homes, hospitals) and countries.

The Joint Programming Initiative “A Healthy Diet for A Healthy Life” has launched a new joint transnational call for research proposals:
The joint action “Nutrition and Cognitive Function” (NutriCog) aims at promoting research activities that address the interrelation of diet and cognitive function. This knowledge will lay the basis for dietary preventive strategies and recommendations to guide individuals and populations towards health promoting dietary habits.

The JPI HDHL is going to launch a new joint transnational call for research proposals: "Food Processing for Health". The main objective is to support multidisciplinary transnational research consortia using innovative and scientific approaches to investigate the preservation and/or the enhancement of health promoting properties of food as a result of food processing. The overall vision is to optimise food processing to better allow different foods improve health.

Call time schedule:
The call is scheduled to be launched on the 1st April 2015.
The deadline for submission of proposals is scheduled for the 15th July 2015.

For more information please download the preliminary announcement