Research & innovation in the food chain from primary production to the 'healthy consumer'

The Greek Presidency of the Council of the EU, together with the DG for Research and Innovation of the European Commission (DG RTD), is organising a conference "Research and Innovation to foster the competitiveness of the European Agri-Food and Seafood sectors" in Athens on March 10-11 2014.

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The 2nd HDHL Conference

The Second Conference of the Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life Joint Programming Initiative (JPI HDHL) took place on Friday March 28, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Brussels.

The Conference provided an updated on the progress of JPI HDHL since the first Conference in 2012 and launched the next phase of Joint Programming - the Implementation Plan. Networking opportunities were offered to stakeholders in the health and nutrition sector and all relevant partners to ensure that our collective joint efforts regarding a healthy diet for a healthy life deliver impact and provide solutions for this grand societal challenge. 

Conference Programme

JPI HDHL Implementation Plan 

Key note speakers

Implementation Plan JPI HDHL by Pamela Byrne

SAB Implementation Plan by Hannelore Daniel

SHAB Implementation Plan by Beate Kettlitz

JA DEDIPAC by Hans Brug

Summary of the day by Pamela Byrne

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Summary of the Idea Factory Interactive networking session




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Relevant themes of the JPI HDHL Vision and Strategic Research Agenda at the heart of the international debate.

FAO and WHO are preparing the 2nd international Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) scheduled to take place from 19 to 21 November 2014. They have already organized a joint technical meeting with high level experts held on 13-15th November 2013 at the FAO Headquarters in Rome. Issues to be discussed include how to extend a broader view on nutrition, share existing knowledge and data and translate them into new policies.

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Mappings and foresights: the JPI's experience

The JPI HDHL will share its experience on mapping and foresight activities in relation to its strategic areas by participating in the workshop jointly organized by FACCE and JPIs TO COWORK in Madrid on 4th February 2014

The objective of this meeting is to gather the people involved in the mapping and foresight of the different JPIs, with the aim to exchange best practices

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