The Stakeholder Advisory Board (SHAB)

The stakeholder advisory board has been established to advice the JPI and to ensure an adequate exchange of information with other political bodies and stakeholders in the field of food & health.

The stakeholders advisory board is a communication platform of all relevant stakeholders and thus facilitates a close network between all relevant actors in the following research areas:

  1. Citizens, Diet and Behaviour
  2. Food for Health
  3. Diet, Health and Disease

The stakeholders advisory board:

  • Forms a meta-group of representatives from relevant institutional bodies in the ERA and in the field of food & health
  • Comments on drafts of all relevant documents of the JPI
  • Multiplies and forwards all relevant information on the JPI such as common activities and initiatives joint calls etc.
  • Ensures backing
  • On request it will monitor the progress of the JPI and give advice with regard to strategic issues.

Terms of Reference of the Stakeholder Advisory Board

Members of the Stakeholder Advisory Board

Directorate generale for Health and food Safety (DG Sante)

Institution: Directorate-Generale for Health and Food Safety (DG Sante)

Domain: EU Strategy on nutrition, health issues, food safety, plant-animal health, consumer.

Contact: Natalia Zampieri and Christine Redecker

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European Association for the Study of Obesity

Institution: European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO)

Domain: EASO is a federation of professional membership associations from 36 European countries and it promotes action across Europe through collaboration in advocacy, policy development, communication, education and research.

Contact: Lauren Lissner

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World Health Organization

Institution: World Health Organization (WHO)

Domain: Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health. WHO's primary role is to direct international health within the United Nations' system and to lead partners in global health responses.

Contact: João Breda

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Institution: The International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)

Domain: ISBNPA stimulates, promotes and advocates innovative research and policy in the area of behavioral nutrition and physical activity toward the improvement of human health and well-being worldwide.

Contact: Wendy Van Lippevelde

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Institution: European Public Health Association (EUPHA)

Domain: European Public Health Association of scientific organizations with a mutidisciplinary approach to public health.

Contact: Christopher A. Birt – SHAB VICE-CHAIR

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ILSI Europe

Institution: International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Europe

Domain: A nonprofit organization to provide science that improves human health and well-being and safeguards the environment.

Contact: Matthieu Flourakis

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Institution: European Technology Platform Food for Life (ETP Food for Life)

Domain: ETP ‘Food for Life’ is a forum composed of experts from industry, Academia and research organisations that jointly develop research strategies to address European food system challenges.

Contact: Rebeca Fernandez

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Institution: European Food Information Council (EUFIC)

Domain: EUFIC is a non-profit organisation to communicate science-based information on nutrition and health, food safety and quality.

Contact: Laura Fernandez – SHAB CHAIR

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Plant for the Future

Institution: European Technology Platform Plants for the Future (ETP Plants for the Future)

Domain: The European Technology Platform 'Plants for the Future", stakeholder forum for research, development and innovation in the plant sector.

Contact: Amrit Nanda

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Institution: The European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST)

Domain: EFFoST facilitates knowledge and technology exchange among food professionals, and is a full member of the International Council for Science (ICSU).

Contact: Lilia Ahrné

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Institution: European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN)

Domain: The aim of ESPEN is to encourage the rapid diffusion of knowledge and its application in the field of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition or, more broadly, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism.

Contact: Miguel León-Sanz– SHAB VICE-CHAIR

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Institution: European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepathology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN)

Domain: ESPGHAN is a multi-professional organisation whose aim is to promote the health of children.

Contact: Lorenzo Norsa

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Institution: EFAD

Domain: European Federation of the Association of Dietitians developing the role that dietitians have in the improvement of nutritional health in Europe.

Contact: Sharleen O’Reilly

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Institution: Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS)

Domain: FENS is a non-profit Federation consisting of 26 European Nutrition societies, each representing one country.

Contact: Philip Calder

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Institution: Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO)

Domain: ILVO stands for multidisciplinary, independent research and specialized service provision in all fields related to agriculture, fisheries and food in Flanders.


Nikki De Clercq

Hendrik De Ruyck



Institution: European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)

Domain: EPHA is a non-governmental, member-led organisation made up of public health NGOs, patient groups, health professionals and disease groups, that work together to improve health and strengthen the voice of public health in Europe.

Contact: Milka Sokolović

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