During the MB meeting June, 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. As an expert in the field of determinants of diet and physical activity, Professor Maria Daniel Vaz de Almeida from the University of Porto will represent pillar 1. Paul O’Toole from University College Cork is Professor in Microbial Genomics and will take a seat in the Diet and food production pillar. With Professor Chantal Simon and Professor Willem Vos leaving the SAB, the SAB is now back in its complete form.

We would like to express our thanks to Professor Chantal Simon and Professor Willem Vos for their time and effort spend on the SAB of the JPI HDHL!

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The first phase of foresight activities in JPI HDHL terminated with publication of the Report on Existing Foresight, summarizing main trends and drivers of change for future development of healthy diets and healthy lives, based on a review of existing foresight projects and activities in the relevant thematic areas.

The second phase of foresight activities begins with an interactive forward-looking event taking place on 2nd September in Berlin. On the basis of the identified trends and drivers, the foresight workshop will seek to identify key future challenges for healthy diets and healthy lives and explore possibilities to reach shared visions by developing research questions. The workshop participants will be representatives of the management and advisory bodies of the JPI HDHL as well as external experts.

The workshop outcomes will be then reviewed by the advisory boards of the JPI HDHL. Together with other inputs, the advisory board will provide a set of recommendations to the JPI HDHL Management Board in order to adjust and update the current Strategic Research Agenda. 

 

The FRIENZ (Facilitating Research and Innovation cooperation between Europe and New Zealand) project, co-funded by the European Commission and the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, has recently released a call for representatives from the European Union research, university and innovation sectors to participate in a study tour to New Zealand for approximately five days beginning 1 December 2014.

Link to the call: http://frienz.org.nz/page/news.aspx?news=4426

 The FRIENZ  (Facilitating Research and Innovation cooperation between Europe and New Zealand) project, co-funded by the European Commission and the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, has recently released a call for representatives from the European Union research, university and innovation sectors to participate in a study tour to New Zealand for approximately five days beginning 1 December 2014.

Due to technical issues with the Electronic Submission System of the BioNH call, the deadline of the call is postponed until the Monday the 16th of June 2014, 15.00 CET. In the last couple of days, most of the bugs have been repaired. On the 5th and 6th of June the whole system will be evaluated to solve the remaining technical issues. If you need further information, please contact jpihdhl@zonmw.nl.

 

 

On the 28th of March 2014 the Joint Programming Initiative ‘A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life’ (JPI HDHL) officially handed over its Implementation plan to Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science. This marks the start of the implementation phase of joint programming in the area of Nutrition and Health. 

Download the JPI HDHL Implementation Plan 

On April 14th 2014 the Joint Programming Initiative ‘A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life’ (JPI HDHL) will launch a transnational call for Biomarkers in Nutrition and Health (BioNH).

The main objective of the BioNH call is to support interdisciplinary research and innovative approaches for the validation of Biomarkers and the investigation of intake/exposure and nutritional status of biomarkers within Nutrition and Health. This will be a key step in the implementation of the JPI HDHL strategic research agenda. The BioNH call in particular aims to define and harmonise the methodology necessary to prove the nutritional effects in the development of foods.

Download the Call  Preannouncement

 

On March 28th, 2014, Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) “A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life” (HDHL) officially launched the DEDIPAC Knowledge Hub during its second conference in Brussels. Hans Brug, the coordinator of DEDIPAC KH, introduced the concept behind the European network. The DEDIPAC kick off meetingwill be held at VU University in Amsterdam on May 15-16th, 2014.

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The Second Conference of the Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life Joint Programming Initiative (JPI HDHL) took place on Friday March 28, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Brussels.

The Conference provided an updated on the progress of JPI HDHL since the first Conference in 2012 and launched the next phase of Joint Programming - the Implementation Plan. Networking opportunities were offered to stakeholders in the health and nutrition sector and all relevant partners to ensure that our collective joint efforts regarding a healthy diet for a healthy life deliver impact and provide solutions for this grand societal challenge. 

Conference Programme

JPI HDHL Implementation Plan 

Key note speakers

Implementation Plan JPI HDHL by Pamela Byrne

SAB Implementation Plan by Hannelore Daniel

SHAB Implementation Plan by Beate Kettlitz

JA DEDIPAC by Hans Brug

Summary of the day by Pamela Byrne

Report international conference

Summary of the Idea Factory Interactive networking session

 

 

 

The JPI HDHL launches, on February 7th 2014, a call to establish a European Nutritional Phenotype Assessment and Data Sharing Initiative (ENPADASI). Through the call procedure a networking programme will be adopted by the JPI HDHL to build up a specific Knowledge Hub (KH). The aim is to bring together research centres and their scientists from JPI Member Countries to carry out joint trans-multi-disciplinary activities aiming at the standardisation of data collection, storage and management through the development of a common methodology and a shared ICT infrastructure.
We are pleased to announce that Estonia joined the call.

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