In January 2019, the JPIs HDHL, FACCE and OCEANS jointly launched a Knowledge Hub on Food and Nutrition Security call, the 3rd Joint Funding Activity organised under the umbrella of the ERA-Net ERA-HDHL to promote collaborative international research on FNS.
The call was supported by 10 countries. The overall aim of the Knowledge Hub on Food and Nutrition Security is to foster transnational and multidisciplinary collaboration and networking in order to accelerate, further characterize and to manage the impact of climate change on nutritional make-up of food, and to propose adaptive strategies/ measures to ensure food and nutrition security.
The call was implemented in 3 steps. Out of 43 Expressions of Interest that were submitted by April 2019, 42 were found eligible. They were evaluated by the Call Steering Committee and after the joint networking meeting held in June 2019, they were invited to submit the Joint Proposal by September 2019.
The SEC evaluation meeting took place on September 23th and resulted in the recommendation for funding of the joint proposal SYSTEMIC with a total budget of about 1.7 million euros. The proposal involves 173 researchers from 41 research groups from BE, DE, FR, ES, IT, LV, NO and PT. The kick-off of the activities is expected in spring 2020.