The JPI HDHL is going to launch a new  joint transnational call for research proposals: “Intestinal Microbiomics”. The main objective is to support multidisciplinary transnational research consortia using innovative and scientific approaches to increase knowledge on the effects of diet on human intestinal microbiota and the impact of diet-related variations in the intestinal microbiota on human health and/or the development of non-communicable chronic diseases.

The overall vision is to develop dietary interventions or guidance for modulation of the intestinal microbiome to promote health and/or prevent the development of non-communicable chronic diseases. The program should generate new knowledge to support health maintenance and/or new treatments.

Call time schedule:

The call is scheduled to be launched on the 19th of March 2015.
The deadline for submission of the pre-proposal is scheduled for the 28th of April 2015.
The deadline for submission of the full proposal is scheduled for the 1st of September 2015.

For more information please download the preliminary announcement




The third international conference of the Joint Programming Initiative “A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life” (JPI HDHL) will take place on Friday 19th of June 2015 in Brussels (Belgium).

The Foresight team of the Coordination and Support Act of JPI HDHL completed the Final Report on Foresight Activities. This paper summarizes the main outcomes of the foresight activities within JPI HDHL. The objective of the Foresight Activities is to assist the Management Board of the JPI HDHL in identifying the long-term challenges and opportunities in research and innovation in the thematic area relevant for the JPI HDHL, taking into account also the wider socio-economic context. 

The JPI HDHL is going to launch a new joint transnational call for research proposals: "Nutrition and Cognitive Function" (NutriCog). This joint action 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 call aims to support small transnational research consortia with innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to this strategic thematic area.

Call Time Schedule:
The call is scheduled to be launched on March-30, 2015.
The deadline for proposal submission is scheduled for June-08, 2015.

Download the preannouncement


During the MB meeting in January, two new members of the SAB of the JPI HDHL were elected. Both researchers were very happy to accept the invitation to become a member of the SAB. They are both experts in the field of diet-related chronic diseases and will therefore represent pillar 3.

The two JPI HDHL joint actions BioNH and ENPADASI are now fully operative. To get more information on the consortia working on the selected BioNH projects and their activity and have a look to the ENPADASI members and their work programme in the next two years please visit JPI HDHL website and its Joint Actions section.

From the 1st of December until the 12th of December 2014, the chair (Pamela Byrne) and the vice-chair (Martijntje Bakker) of the JPI HDHL visited New Zealand, one of the observer countries in the JPI HDHL.

JPI HDHL now has a page on LinkedIn. Follow JPI HDHL page to stay informed about our latest news, events and relevant content.

New joint actions are planned in 2015, as well as an evaluation of the IPR - Open Access approach of the JPI HDHL and the EXPO 2015 debate on the challenge to provide a sustainable food supply and nutrition for a future healthy population is approaching. You are invited to click and comment our updates, any contribution to the implementation of our activities is welcome.

Tomorrow’s Healthy Society. Research Priorities for Foods and Diets, the JRC Foresight final report was released at the international conference on future-oriented technology analysis "Engage today to shape tomorrow", held on 27-28 November in Brussels, organised by the European Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC).

INDC 2015 – The International Nutrition & Diagnostics Conference 2015 will be hosted by one of the countries participating in the JPI HDHL. The INDC 2015 is part of a series and will be held in Prague on October 5-8th. It is an international forum for scientific discussion focused on understanding the relationship and connections between nutrition and clinical diagnostics.