EuroDISH is a 3-year FP7 project to study the need for food and health research infrastructures in Europe, with the aim to strengthen European research for public health nutrition strategies across Europe. The project will organise its final conference in the pavilion of the EC at the Expo 2015 in Milan (Italy) on 15 May 2015.
Research infrastructures are facilities, resources or services which support the scientific community to conduct top-level research. The EuroDISH project has mapped existing research infrastructures for the study of food and health, and assessed the gaps and needs to enable efficient and innovative future research. Governance structures have been explored, and case studies have been performed on research infrastructures for dietary assessment and innovative research conducted into the biological mechanisms linking diet and disease.
The project will present a conceptual design and roadmap describing the steps needed to develop research infrastructures and hence strengthen research on food, nutrition and health. This will fulfil broader stakeholder visions, such as the Joint Programming Initiative - A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (JPI HDHL). The outcomes will assist policy makers, public health strategies, and increase exploitation of the scientific evidence base towards enhanced competitiveness at a global level.
The results of the EuroDISH project will be presented on 15 May 2015, during the ‘Food, Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing’ week in the EXPO pavilion of the European Commission. The EuroDISH project results will be shared and discussed with 100 invited stakeholders. Relevant initiatives like FoodManufuture, a related FP7 project, and the European Science Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), which supports policy-making on research infrastructures, will explain how EuroDISH findings fit into the bigger picture.