On 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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!