1 December 2017 / Sint-Joost-ten-Node, Belgium


will bring together and stimulate the dialogue between different stakeholders in the area of food, nutrition and health

December 1, 2017 | 8:45 - 17:00

Brussels, Belgium

To work towards more societal impact of nutritional science 

Presentations JPI HDHL conference

Early bird session

Dr. Silvia Miret-Catalan, Unilever
Dr. Peter Eisner, Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging
Dr. Tobin Robinson, EFSA
Dr. Veerle Rijckaert, Flanders' Food

Plenary speakers

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ahrens, PEN Joint Action
Dr. Lucyna Wozniak, Lamy report

Report and aftermovie now available

You can find the report of the 4th JPI HDHL conference here and watch the aftermovie that was shot below. We think it is worth watching!

Day in a nutshell


An ideal opportunity to initiate promising contacts in pre-arranged meetings. Between 9:00 and 9:50 you can manage up to 5 speed dates of 10 min as part of the early bird programme.

Plenary talks 

- Dr. John Bell, director Bioeconomy of the EC, opens the 4th international JPI HDHL conference.

- Prof. Dr. Wolgang Ahrens, will present the new JPI HDHL Joint Action: Policy Evaluation Network (PEN), as coordinator of this network.

- Dr. Lucyna Wozniak, will explain the recommendations of the LAB FAB APP (Lamy)
report as member of the Lamy group.


Six parallel workshops are foreseen e.g. on public-private R&I collaboration; how to improve the impact of nutrition science; how to organize multi-stakeholder dialogues, JPI HDHL Knowledge Hubs and a decision room session to provide input for the update of the SRA. A brief description of the workshops can be found here and more detailed information will follow.

Audience debate

During the professional led audience debate, mentions will be discussed that are all related to the theme of the conference. The best "debater" will be chosen by a jury panel.

Young scientists

Young scientists from about 20 JPI HDHL countries that are involved in one of the JPI HDHL funded projects will provide a short elevator pitch. They will address the relevance of their project for the societal challenge of diet related chronic diseases.

Why Research on Nutrition and Health Matters

JPI HDHL developed a movie that focuses on the importance for R&I investments in relation to the (public) health challenges that relates to malnutrition .



Joint Programming Initiative
A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life

Project coordinator: Jolien Wenink
Organisation conference: Sanne van Geel
T: +31 (0)70 3495444
E: jpihdhl@zonmw.nl
W: http://www.healthydietforhealthylife.eu

Venue & Location


Hotel Bloom
Koningsstraat 250
1210 Brussels, Belgium
P: +32 2 220 69 05
W: http://www.hotelbloom.com


European Commission
This project has received funding from the European Union’s H2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement n.696300