JPI HDHL will organise a joint workshop in the pavilion of the European Commission at the EXPO 2015 in Milan (Italy) together with JPI FACCE. The workshop will take place on the 13th May 2015. The scope of the workshop will be to achieve a dialogue both on international and national level on the challenge we are facing of the impact of climate change on providing our future population with a sustainable food supply that has the nutritional requirements to ensure a healthy population. More information on the workshop will be published on our website in the upcoming months.
The 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.
The 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.
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.