Foresight workshop in Berlin

ScreenHunter 46 Sep. 22 19.25On 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, identified a previous foresight workshop as well as gathered during the morning session of the current workshop, the participants focussed on which research questions and policy measures are needed to address these challenges and opportunities. In the coming weeks, a report on the foresight event will be published on the JPI HDHL website. The Foresight team of JPI HDHL will process the outcomes of the workshop together with the previous published report on excising foresight studies in the area of JPI HDHL into a final publication. This publication will serve as one of the inputs to review and update the current Strategic Research Agenda of the JPI HDHL. The final foresight publication is due to be ready in December 2014. Please click here for more documentation (e.g. presentation) on the foresight workshop.

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JPI HDHL at the 11 NuGOweek 2014 conference “Nutrigenomics of Foods”

nugoweekThe 11th NuGO week took place from 8th till 11th September and was hosted by the Italian NuGO member CRA-NUT in Castellammare di Stabia (Naples, Italy). This year’s theme was ‘Nutrigenomics of Foods’. JPI HDHL was on the agenda as well.

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Update on JPI HDHL 2014 Joint Actions

ENPADASI-CALL LOGO1The Joint Actions BioNH (a research network on Biomarkers in Nutrition and Health) and ENPADASI (a European Nutritional Phenotype Assessment and Data Sharing Initiative), in the pillars Diet and Food production” and “Diet-related chronic diseases” of the JPI HDHL Strategic Research Agenda are in the final steps for endorsement. 

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Progress of Foresight Activities in JPI HDHL


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. 


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New JPI HDHL task forces based on the JPI HDHL Implementation Plan 2014-2015

JPI HDHL Implementation Plan2The first two Task Forces on the Joint Actions presented in the JPI HDHL Implementation Plan 2014-2015 have met in Brussels on September 30th to start the discussion on how to develop the two Joint Actions “Food models and Food processing” and “Intestinal Microbiomics”. Based on a variable geometry approach, 11 JPI HDHL member and observer countries have joined the Task Force meeting. The two actions will be coordinated by respectively Ireland and the Netherlands. The progress of the Task Forces will be published on our website in the upcoming months.


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