Almost 200 participants joint the third international conference of the JPI HDHL on the 19th of June in Brussels. The objective of this conference was to achieve a dialogue between the participants – which are a representation of the great variety of stakeholder in the area of JPI HDHL – to support alignment and collaboration between research programmes and policies. A report on the international conference is now available online
On the programme were among others presentations about the running Joint Actions of the JPI HDHL, the outcomes of the FAO/WHO Second Conference on Nutrition, and the results and upcoming plans of JPI HDHL. Furthermore participants could choose between a variety of workshops: a workshop on Nutrition Security (follow up of the EXPO event); a workshop on standardisation and data sharing, a workshop on the collaboration between researchers and the industry and a workshop on the first results of the DEDIPAC Knowledge Hub. As an intermezzo the audience participated in a lively debate on statements like "every researcher should invest 10% of his/her time in an open source research infrastructure". The conference was closed with an inspiring presentation of Hannelore Daniel "The future of our science: challenges, chances and my personal view" in her valedictory speech as chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of JPI HDHL. The slides of the presentations of the plenary sessions and the workshops are available online.