The European Food System is challenged in several ways and healthy lifestyles are gaining importance in Western societies. At the same time the prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases, often influenced by nutrition, is rising. This requires an Open Innovation approach in the Food System to collaborate across boundaries in order to create co-benefits for all stakeholders. That is why the Austrian Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection is initiating this high-level cross-sectoral and cross-disciplinary EU-Conference with representatives of Member States and important stakeholders from the four main domains (economy, civil society, health and environment) of the Food System.
Participants will be joined by a variety of change-makers and innovators from across the EU Member States with experience in boundary spanning projects within the area of People’s food – People’s Health.
The aim of the interdisciplinary, multilevel and highly interactive conference is to:
- facilitate an active dialogue between all relevant stakeholders in the EU Member States
- share best practice examples from the EU Member States demonstrating how cross-collaboration can work
- find novel ways to innovate, foster healthy nutrition and solve our public health challenge through the proposition of concrete actions.
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