Dr S. Chastin and Prof G. Cardon are organising this meeting on behalf of DEDIPAC as the satellite meeting to ISBNPA 2015 in Glasgow the 8th and 9th of June 2015. The meeting will bring together epidemiologist, psychologist, clinicians, economist, rehabilitation, life, health, behavioural and social scientists to discuss the interaction between biological, psychological, sociological, economic, ecological, and socio-economic factors that determine sedentary behaviour.

The JPI HDHL will organize a workshop on January 28th 2015 in Bern (Switzerland) to evaluate the peer review procedures and the financial instruments for cross border funding adopted in the three joint actions launched in the period 2012-2014.

The Task Forces on the upcoming Joint Actions “Intestinal Microbiomics” and “Food models and Food processing” call for your input on current research activities and future priorities for both areas of research. Your input is very valuable to us and greatly appreciated!

JPI HDHL will organise a joint workshop in the pavilion of the European Commission at the EXPO 2015 in Milan (Italy) together with JPI FACCE. The workshop will take place on the 13th May 2015. The scope of the workshop will be to achieve a dialogue both on international and national level on the challenge we are facing of the impact of climate change on providing our future population with a sustainable food supply that has the nutritional requirements to ensure a healthy population. More information on the workshop will be published on our website in the upcoming months.

nugoweekThe 11th NuGO week took place from 8th till 11th September and was hosted by the Italian NuGO member CRA-NUT in Castellammare di Stabia (Naples, Italy). This year’s theme was ‘Nutrigenomics of Foods’. JPI HDHL was on the agenda as well.

ENPADASI-CALL LOGO1The Joint Actions BioNH (a research network on Biomarkers in Nutrition and Health) and ENPADASI (a European Nutritional Phenotype Assessment and Data Sharing Initiative), in the pillars Diet and Food production” and “Diet-related chronic diseases” of the JPI HDHL Strategic Research Agenda are in the final steps for endorsement. 

JPI HDHL Implementation Plan2The first two Task Forces on the Joint Actions presented in the JPI HDHL Implementation Plan 2014-2015 have met in Brussels on September 30th to start the discussion on how to develop the two Joint Actions “Food models and Food processing” and “Intestinal Microbiomics”. Based on a variable geometry approach, 11 JPI HDHL member and observer countries have joined the Task Force meeting. The two actions will be coordinated by respectively Ireland and the Netherlands. The progress of the Task Forces will be published on our website in the upcoming months.

 

FORESIGHTOn 2nd September 2014, a foresight workshop took place in Berlin. The interactive forward-looking event, bringing together members and representatives of various European research organisations and stakeholders, strived to identify future key challenges and opportunities in the area of nutrition, diet and health for the upcoming 10 years. Based on future challenges and opportunities already identified during the previous foresight activities, the participants focussed on which research questions and policy measures are needed to address these challenges and opportunities. Please click here for the report on the foresight workshop. 

ScreenHunter 46 Sep. 22 19.25On 2nd September 2014, a foresight workshop took place in Berlin. The interactive forward-looking event, bringing together members and representatives of various European research organisations and stakeholders, strived to identify future key challenges and opportunities in the area of nutrition, diet and health for the upcoming 10 years.

Based on future challenges and opportunities, identified a previous foresight workshop as well as gathered during the morning session of the current workshop, the participants focussed on which research questions and policy measures are needed to address these challenges and opportunities. In the coming weeks, a report on the foresight event will be published on the JPI HDHL website. The Foresight team of JPI HDHL will process the outcomes of the workshop together with the previous published report on excising foresight studies in the area of JPI HDHL into a final publication. This publication will serve as one of the inputs to review and update the current Strategic Research Agenda of the JPI HDHL. The final foresight publication is due to be ready in December 2014. Please click here for more documentation (e.g. presentation) on the foresight workshop.

Two new organizations have joined the Stakeholder Advisory Board (SHAB) of the JPI HDHL. The European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and the European Technology Platform (ETP) "Plants for the Future".

EUPHA was founded in 1992 as an umbrella organization in Europe for public health associations and institutes, in Europe. It nowadays collects 71 members from 40 countries. ETP Plants is a stakeholder forum for the plant sector with members from industry, academia and the farming community. ETP Plans has set a European vision for 2025 regarding plant genomics and biotechnology and developed a Strategic Research Agenda to support fulfilling this vision.

With these two new members, the Stakeholder Advisory Board is back at full strength with 15 active stakeholder organisations advising the JPI HDHL on its activities.