JPI HDHL will be one of the speakers at a High-Level event in Brussels on World Food Day, the 16th of October 2019, with the theme ‘FOOD 2030: Nourishing people and nurturing the planet through sustainable and healthy diets for all’. Participants are invited to discuss the cross-sectoral role of nutrition, with a focus on obesity. The organization of the event is a collaborative effort by the FAO, the European Economic and Social Committee, the European Committee of the Regions, and the European Commission/FIT4FOOD2030.
The agenda and registration link will be published in early September. The event will also be live-streamed online.
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.
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 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.