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 Boarde

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: Lukas Jirousek

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European Association for the Study of Obesity

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

Domain: European Association for the Study of Obesity

Contact: Lauren Lissner

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World Health Organization

Institution: World Health Organization

Domain: Global Strategy on Diet, Physical Activity and Health

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: 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: ILSI Europe

Domain: International Life Sciences Institute, 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: European Technology Platform Food for Life of the Confederation Food &Drink Europe promoting innovation in the agri-food sector h

Contact: Rebeca Fernandez

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Institution: EUFIC

Domain: European Food Information Council, 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: EFFoST

Domain: European Federation of Food Science & Technology organisations, linked to the International Council for Science (ICSU), of the United Nations (UN)

Contact: Lilia Ahrné

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Institution: ESPEN

Domain: European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism

Contact: Miguel León-Sanz– SHAB VICE-CHAIR

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Institution: ESPGHAN

Domain: European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepathology and Nutrition, 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: Meropi Kontogianni

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Institution: FENS

Domain: Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS)

Contact: Philip Calder

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Institution: ILVO

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


Nikki De Clercq

Hendrik De Ruyck



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