Joint Programming Initiative A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (JPI HDHL)
The Joint Programming Initiative “A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life” has proclaimed an overly ambitious vision:
“By 2030 all Europeans will have the motivation, ability and opportunity to consume a healthy diet from a variety of foods and have healthy levels of physical activity, and that the incidence of diet-related diseases will have decreased significantly.”
Food production, human nutrition and the incidence of diet-related diseases are becoming increasingly important in our rapidly changing scientific, economic and societal environments. High quality diets and proper physical activity are the most critical determinants in human health and for the quality of life in an ageing society.
The JPI HDHL aims to coordinate research on the impact of diet and lifestyles on health, significantly contributing to the construction of a fully operational European Research Area for the prevention of diet-related diseases and strengthening the leadership and competitiveness of research activities in this field.
Call for Participation - FRIENZ Study Group Tour to New Zealand on Food Processing
The FRIENZ (Facilitating Research and Innovation cooperation between Europe and New Zealand) project, co-funded by the European Commission and the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, has recently released a call for representatives from the European Union research, university and innovation sectors to participate in a study tour to New Zealand from 13 – 17 October 2014. The overall interdisciplinary theme of the tour is food processing technologies for new products, for preservation and for food safety. The task of the European delegation will be to promote opportunities for collaboration in research and innovation with New Zealand; strengthen existing relationships; and stimulate new collaboration with New Zealand research organisations and innovation partners. Representatives from the European Union research, university and innovation sectors can apply for travel and accommodation support up to the value of EUR4200 to participate in this FRIENZ study group tour. Further details, including the application form, can be found on the FRIENZ website:http://frienz.org.nz/page/news.aspx?news=4406. The deadline for application is 31 July 2014.
Postponement deadline BioNH call
BioNH : Joint action of the JPI HDHL for Biomarkers in Nutrition and Health
On April 14th 2014 the Joint Programming Initiative ‘A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life’ (JPI HDHL) launches a transnational call for proposals on Biomarkers in Nutrition and Health (BioNH). We are pleased to announce that Canada has joined the call.