RICHFIELDS is an EU project (funded by EU H2020) with the aim to design a consumer-data platform to collect and connect, compare and share information about our food behaviours, to revolutionise research on every-day choices made across Europe. JPI HDHL is invited as a Poject Advisory Board member to make a connection to other research infrastructures and related (research) activities of the JPI.

The Irish DEDIPAC partners are organising a one-day national symposium on Wednesday September 7th, 2016. This meeting will, for the first time, bring together all the Irish DEDIPAC partners to exchange knowledge and disseminate research findings from this joint programming initiative.

12 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals contain indicators that are vital for improving nutrition. The government of the republic of Uganda and the government of the Federal Republic of Germany organize a side event at the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development of the United Nations. This event about malnutrition will take place on the 19 th of July from 19.15 – 20.30 Central European Time (13.15 – 14.30 local time) at the UN Head Quarters in New York and can be watched online via a live stream (

The EC organizes a high level event in Brussels “Food 2030: Research & Innovation for Tomorrow's Nutrition & Food Systems” on the 12 th (preconference) and 13 th of October in Brussels. The FOOD 2030 high level event will provide a platform for dialogue that seeks to build on the political momentum for a coherent research and innovation policy framework for Food and Nutrition Security. Pamela Byrne, chair of JPI HDHL will provide one of the key note speeches on this high level event.

After positive evaluation by the European Commission, the new ERA-NET Cofund HDHL-INTIMIC under the umbrella of JPI HDHL has now entered the phase of Grant Agreement preparation.

After positive evaluation, the European Commission has invited the SUSFOOD2 consortium to start a 2nd project phase of 5-years as ERA-Net Cofund.

The 25 consortium partners from 15 countries (plus international partner New Zealand and associated partners) will continue and strengthen efforts to support research in the field of SUStainable FOOD production and consumption.

The JPI HDHL invites all stakeholders to participate in the public online consultation launched by the Commission on HORIZON 2020 Societal Challenge 2 ‘Food Security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’ Work Programme 2018-2020, open from 06 June until 28 August.

JPI HDHL would like to make the research community on Nutrition and Health aware of a questionnaire aiming to collect the needs and expectations of scientific communities and overall users of Research Infrastructure. The H2020 funded project CORBEL hereby aims to 1) harmonise and improve the services provides by the research infrastructures and 2) define priorities and service development.

It is with great enthusiasm that we launch the new Implementation Plan (IP) of the JPI HDHL which covers the period 2016-2018. The results of the JPI HDHL so far are significant: seven joint actions started in the last two years funding international research consortia in more than 18 projects. To work towards the implementation of the SRA of JPI HDHL, the Plan not only focuses on research funding activities, but also on alignment of research activities, sustainable cooperation between research institutes, industry and the wider stakeholder population, enhanced communication within and outside of the JPI and translating research into actual real-world impact.

The JPI HDHL has organized together with FACCE JPI and JPI Ocean a workshop on 11th April 2016  in Utrecht on “Food and Nutrition Security – role of the JPIs” . The workshop aim is to  discuss the follow-up actions to implement one of the two themes identified in the FACCE-JPI – JPI HDHL paper “Priority Joint Actions to contribute to the European Strategy on Food and Nutrition Security. Outcomes of the Grand Debate: Nutrition Security – a whole system approach”, published on 1st September 2015.