A key step in the implementation of the Joint Programming Initiative "A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life" (JPI HDHL) Strategic Research Agenda is a Joint Action in the area of malnutrition in the elderly and its effective management. The Joint Action includes the development of a Knowledge Hub on Malnutrition in the Elderly.

On the 15th of April 2015 the JPI HDHL launched a call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) in participating in the Knowledge Hub. The call for becoming member of the Malnutrition in the Elderly Knowledge Hub was closed on the 28th of April 2015. The final decision on funding the project proposal of the Knowledge Hub is expected by December 2015.

The main objective of the Joint Action "Malnutrition in the Elderly Knowledge Hub" is to support transnational networking activities on:
1. The definition of malnutrition in the elderly.
2. Integration and harmonisation of currently available valid and reliable screening instruments to enable identification of groups of elderly people that will benefit from nutrition interventions in different settings (e.g., home care, nursing homes, hospitals) and countries.

The purpose of the Knowledge Hub (KH) is the increase and facilitation of transnational communication, cooperation and coordination between individual researchers, research groups and research organisations in order to build a productive and sustainable competence network in the field of malnutrition.

The KH will also be instrumental for researchers participating in H2020 calls, in particular the call on "Tackling malnutrition in the elderly". One of the first activities of the KH is to organise a joint workshop in early 2016 with researchers involved in both initiatives to exchange information and knowledge of ongoing or planned activities.

Call time schedule:

15th of April 2015 Launch of the call; ESS opens for EoI
16.00 CET 21st of May 2015 Submission deadline EoI
9th of June 2015 Invitation of selected Knowledge Hub members
2nd and 3rd of July 2015 Networking meeting; ESS opens for project proposal
16.00 CET 1st of October 2015 Submission deadline project proposal
6th of November 2015 Evaluation panel meeting
25th of December 2015 – 31st of March 2016 Start project


The call procedure and the guidelines of the Electronic Submission System are reported in the Call document