The Knowledge Hub (KH) on Food and Nutrition Security of the JPI HDHL, JPI OCEANS and FACCE-JPI, under the umbrella of ERA-Net Cofund ERA-HDHL has been established and the first network meeting was held on the 7th of June 2019 in Brussels.

In total, 42 eligible Expression of Interests (EoIs) have been submitted to the Joint Funding Action “Knowledge Hub on Food and Nutrition Security”. After evaluation by the Call Steering Committee (CSC), the 42 research groups were selected to work out a joint network proposal. The selected network members are from the following 7 countries: Portugal, Italy, Spain, Norway, France, Latvia and Germany.

All selected research groups were invited to a network meeting that took place on the 7th June 2019 in Brussels. During this meeting, the various research groups had the opportunity to meet each other. Dr. Habtamu Alem (No), Prof. Marco Bindi (It) and Dr. Duarte Torres (PT) took the lead as network coordinators and guided the discussion on the potential structure (work packages) of the joint proposal.

The next steps will be the submission of the joint network proposal in September 2019 (exact deadline to be confirmed) and the evaluation by an international scientific panel of experts afterwards.