What's new from the EuroDISH project? Newsletter 4/2015

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Newsletter n°4 Spring 2015

What's new from the EuroDISH project?


EuroDISH phase three stakeholder workshop

EuroDISH's Perspective on Conceptual Design and Roadmap, 3-4 February, Brussels, Belgium

EuroDISH WS3 photo2auto sm The consortium presented the draft conceptual design for the European research infrastructure needed for food and health research to stakeholders invited to the workshop. There were interesting presentations from external speakers from ELIXIR (a distributed infrastructure for life-science information), ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures), and Nestlé. It was an excellent opportunity for stakeholders to reflect and provide input on various aspects of the conceptual design. The outcomes of the workshop are now being used to shape the final results of the project, which will be announced at the EuroDISH final conference in Milan.

Workshop participants completed an online survey to evaluate the workshop, and feedback on the conceptual design. Want to be a part of it? Join the discussions on the EuroDISH Linkedin Group.

Participants at the EuroDISH phase 3 workshop, 3-4 February 2015.

Be part of the EuroDISH roadmap!

EuroDISH project final conference, 15 May, at the Expo Milano 2015, Italy

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We invite you to hear and discuss the EuroDISH project's final results on 15 May 2015, during the 'Food, Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing' week in the European Union pavilion of the EXPO. The EXPO is themed 'Feed the Planet, Energy for Life', and around 20 million visitors are expected over a 6 month period.

EuroDISH will propose the research infrastructure needed to advance food and health research, after the end of the three-year project, which receives funding from the European Commission. Relevant initiatives like the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) 'A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life' (JPI HDHL), FP7 project FoodManufuture, and ESFRI, will explain how EuroDISH findings relate to societal and scientific challenges in the food and health domain and to other research infrastructures.

This is a unique opportunity to discuss the steps required to make this conceptual design a reality, and find out how you can be part of it. For the possibility to attend this event please email Christina Sadler, EuroDISH's Communication Manager, stating your name and affiliation/organisation to Christina.Sadler[@]eufic.org.

Click here to view the final conference programme.
Click here for information on travel and accommodation.

You may also be interested in attending the following related sessions, in the EU pavilion of the EXPO Milan, in the same week.

  • Joint Workshop of JPI HDHL – JPI FACCE event: Grand debate on Nutrition Security – a whole system approach. The impact of climate change on providing a sustainable food supply that has the nutritional requirements to ensure a healthy population, 13 May.
  • Workshop of DEDIPAC the Knowledge Hub on the DEterminants of DIet and Physical Activity: Physical activity & sedentary behaviour surveillance & assessment - maximizing Europe's resources (1/2 day); FP7
    projects Tackling Obesity via EU-funded R&D
    (1/2 day), 14 May.
  • EuroDISH project final conference: Proposal for a food and health research infrastructure in Europe, 15 May.

Other upcoming events

  • ELIXIR Netherlands and ELIXIR Hub, Wageningen, Netherlands, 18-19 March 2015. Click here to register (first come, first served).
  • EuroFIR Food Forum 2015, Brussels, Belgium, 23-27 March 2015. Click here to register (first come, first served).
  • JPI HDHL Management Board Meeting, London, England, 26 March 2015, where EuroDISH partners plan to present the project.

Best regards,

The Eurodish Team

Research contacts: 
Dr Krijn Poppe
Wageningen University, 
The Netherlands
T: +31 70 335 83 13
E : krijn.poppe[@]wur.nl

Prof. Pieter van't Veer
Wageningen University,
The Netherlands
T: +31317485105
E: pieter.vantveer[@]wur.nl 

Media contact:
Karin Zimmermann, BSc, RM
LEI Wageningen UR,
The Netherlands
T: +31 70 3358185
E: karin.zimmermann[@]wur.nl


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration (Contract n°311788).