The Joint Programming Initiative a Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life was established almost 10 years ago. This means it is time to evaluate the impact the JPI HDHL has had so far; have the objectives of the different Implementation Plans of JPI HDHL been fulfilled? Which effects has the JPI HDHL had on the scientific community, research programming, and research policy? To carry out this task, we are looking for an external evaluator.
The website of the JPI HDHL project: Policy Eveluation Network (PEN) has been launched.
The Policy Evaluation Network, funded by the JPI HDHL, started in the beginning of 2019 and will run for 3 years. PEN’s vision is to provide Europe with tools to identify, evaluate and benchmark policies designed to directly or indirectly address physical inactivity, unhealthy diets and sedentary behaviour while accounting for existing health inequalities.
In February 2019, the JPI HDHL launched METADIS, a 3rd call organised under the umbrella of ERA-Net HDHL-INTIMIC to promote collaborative international research on nutrition and health.
In total, 11 countries support the call which focuses on the impact of diet, food components and food processing, on body weight regulation and related metabolic diseases.
The Knowledge Hub (KH) on Food and Nutrition Security of the JPI HDHL, JPI OCEANS and FACCE-JPI, under the umbrella of ERA-Net Cofund ERA-HDHL has been established and the first network meeting was held on the 7th of June 2019 in Brussels.
In total, 42 eligible Expression of Interests (EoIs) have been submitted to the Joint Funding Action “Knowledge Hub on Food and Nutrition Security”. After evaluation by the Call Steering Committee (CSC), the 42 research groups were selected to work out a joint network proposal. The selected network members are from the following 7 countries: Portugal, Italy, Spain, Norway, France, Latvia and Germany.
Corresponding to the recently published new Strategic Research Agenda (SRA), JPI HDHL is delighted to announce the launch of the new Implementation Plan for the years 2019-2021. The Implementation Plan translates the objectives of the SRA into tangible targets for the next three years and defines concrete funding and non-funding activities that will be carried out by the JPI HDHL in the coming years.
The Implementation Plan 2019-2021 has been developed in a joint effort by the Management Board, SAB, SHAB and the CSA partners responsible for this task.
The JPI HDHL is pleased to announce that the Knowledge Platform on Food, Diet, Intestinal Microbiomics and Human Health is recommended for funding. Within this platform 52 research groups will work on data standardization, harmonization, knowledge sharing and integration within the field of intestinal microbiomics, diet and health research.
Establishment of the Knowledge platform
The Knowledge Platform is the second joint funding activity of the ERA-Net Cofund HDHL-INTIMIC. Fifteen funding organisations from 9 countries selected research groups from various disciplines to be part of this transnational and multidisciplinary consortium.
On the 22nd of May, the conference: “Circularity and Resource Efficiency of Food Systems” takes place in Bucharest, Romania. The event will be organised under the Romanian Presidency of the European Council. High level representatives from the ministries of Research & Innovation and Agriculture and the President of the Romanian Academy for Agriculture and Forestry Sciences will be present. In addition there will be researchers and other food chain stakeholders from Romania and other European Countries.
The vlog that JPI HDHL chair, Martijntje Bakker, made of the 5th JPI HDHL conference in February is now online. In the vlog, Martijntje takes you through the day and several speakers give you an impression of their session. In addition, Martijntje mentions some highlights of the panel discussion and she ends with the most important take home messages.
Fourteen JPI HDHL funded projects joined the final symposia on the 21st of February in Brussels to present and discuss their project’s results. The overall focus of the final symposia was: how will the project results reach their maximal impact? The researchers shared the expected impact of their project results and their vision on the implementation and dissemination of those results.
The “Malnutrition in the Elderly Knowledge Hub” (MaNuEL) recently finished and delivered practice-oriented recommendations about malnutrition in the elderly. MaNuEL was a consortium of 22 research partners from 7 JPI HDHL countries. The consortium worked together for two and a half years to summarize and improve the current scientific knowledge about different aspects of malnutrition in older persons. The activities focused on gaining scientific knowledge on malnutrition in old age, to harmonize research and clinical practice across Europe, and to stimulate optimal screening and treatment of malnutrition in older persons.