The JPI HDHL is pleased to announce the mid-term symposia of the Joint Funding Actions “NutriCog- Nutrition and Cognitive Function”, “IM-Intestinal Microbiomics, “FP4H-Food Processing for Health” and “MaNuEL-Malnutrition in the Elderly" which will be held in Brussels on September 25th, 2017.
DEDIPAC the Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity Knowledge Hub to integrate and develop infrastructure for research across Europe published the final report about what has been achieved in three years of intense and fruitful activities carried out by more than 300 scientists from 68 research centers in 13 countries across Europe.
On 16 October 2017 the EU Commission will hold a conference in Brussels to disseminate successful European Research and Innovation (R&I) initiatives and contribute to the ongoing science-policy dialogue in the area of Food & Nutrition Security (FNS).
The conference will provide a stakeholder platform for a science policy dialogues to assess the current state of European research, innovation and investment, and explore future needs relevant to the implementation of the EU FOOD 2030 Strategy.
JPI HDHL developed a movie to explain the role that research on Nutrition & Health matters can play to improve public health, and increasing the quality of life. The prevalence of overweight and obesity is increasing worldwide. More than 2 billion people are overweight, of which 600 million suffer from obesity. This causes an increase in diet-related diseases as well as an increase in costs for the society. Through JPI HDHL, 26 governments work together to improve the effectiveness of Research & Innovation investments and to increase knowledge supporting society in moving towards a healthier and more sustainable diet.
The Fit4Food2030 consortium aims to support the development and implementation of the EC Food2030 initiative and has been invited to the Grant Agreement Preparation Phase. JPI HDHL – through its secretariat at ZonMw - is one of the WP leaders within the consortium.
The overall aim of FIT4FOOD2030 is to establish a sustainable, balanced, multi-stakeholder, multi-level platform – called the FOOD2030 Platform – that will support the EC to further develop and implement the FOOD 2030 policy framework and its action plan. The consortium is coordinated by the Athena Institute of the VU University Amsterdam and includes many of the leading organizations in public and public-private R&I policy (programming) on FNS in Europe, and in Responsible Research and Innovation. Besides JPI HDHL, JPI OCEANS and FACCE JPI are also involved in the consortium as part of the collaboration between the three JPIs around the Food & Nutrition Security – see also the paper of the three JPIs
More information about Fit4Food2030 will follow within the upcoming weeks on our website.
From the 23rd of May, working groups can submit a proposal regarding several aspects about diet-related chronic diseases. We can now announce that France is officially participating in this call (in an earlier stage participation of France was still pending). This rapid action call will support community-led working groups that can push forward the field of diet-related chronic diseases. The output of the working groups will be white papers, prospective views, guidelines, or best practice frameworks of value to the wider research community and with societal impact.
Read more about the call and how to submit
Monika Kocmanova, member of the Department of Research and Development of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MEYS) of the Czech Republic, is the representative of the Czech Republic in the Management Board of JPI HDHL. She also is contact person for the Call 2017 for the Joint Funding Action “Effectiveness of existing policies for lifestyle intervention – Policy Evaluation Network (PEN)”.
Austrian FP9 Think Tank published a position paper on “Fostering Impact and Sustainable Collaboration in FP9 within a new Common Research, Technology and Innovation Policy”.
Austria, one of the member countries of the JPI HDHL, has established a FP9 Think Tank in May 2016 in order to develop ideas for a future European Research, Technology and Innovation (RTI) policy, and specifically a more effective and efficient Framework Programme. Based on its Theses Paper the Think Tank elaborates further on some of the ideas in its second paper, and makes more concrete suggestions for the future of the EU’s RTI policy.
In Europe today there is an increasing lack of public confidence in the food supply despite the fact that our food is arguably safer and more accessible than ever before. EUFIC has published a handbook on “How to talk about food risk” to proactively communicate about food, reassure the public about its safety, restore consumers’ trust in the authorities charged with regulating it, and help people understand how to eat safely and healthily.