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EUFIC can boost the impact of your project through a tailored communication strategy, and increase your chances to get funding from EU or internationally funded research project.

We leverage our resources for the benefit of the projects. Our website covers 13 languages. Each year 10 million people view our articles, infographics, videos, Q&As, leaflets, and reviews. Our publications reach 47,000 European stakeholders and our social media accounts have more than 16,000 followers.

EUFIC has extensive experience, having participated in 24 EU projects, in planning and running project outreach, coordination as well as conducting consumer research. Why not include EUFIC in your EU project proposal? Contact Aleksander Sokolovic at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Communication planning

A well written and thought out communication plan can boost your project both in the submission stage but also in the outreach stage. We have extensive experience in tailoring the communications plan towards the project topic as well as the specific audiences of the project.

Branding

A brand is very important to create recognition of a project. A brand is an embodiment of the values and objectives of the project. It’s what people remember. We therefore put great importance on branding when setting up the communications channels for a project.

Outreach

Our outreach portfolio is big. We do everything from producing articles and print material (leaflets, reports and brochures) via video and audio material to media work and social media management. We organise events and workshops as well as run our own training courses.

Stakeholder engagement

We take pride in our network of European stakeholders in the food and health arena, spanning academia, industry, European food and health stakeholders and policy makers, health professionals, media, and general public. For different projects, we set-up stakeholder advisory boards and facilitate stakeholder engagement throughout the project. 

Impact measurement

Measuring the reach of communication activities is as important as doing them. We have the appropriate monitoring structures already in place to track the impact of the project outreach activities.

Consumer research

We carry out consumer research to find out what motivates people. EUFIC’s in-house experts do so within the EU-funded projects, or apart, in collaboration with external academic experts and food industry. We also conduct desk research and run citizens’ juries.


Bio-based food packaging to improve shelf-life of fresh food produce & reduce landfill waste (RefuCoat)

18 September 2017

RefuCoat will demonstrate solutions for improving the shelf-life of fresh food produce with the use of active substances in films and trays, and will help to reduce landfill waste. 


Nanotechnology-based antimicrobial packaging to enhance food safety and reduce food waste (NanoPack)

28 February 2017

NanoPack will demonstrate a solution for extending food shelf life by using novel smart antimicrobial surfaces, applied in active food packaging products.


Better solutions to protect olive oil quality and authenticity (OLEUM)

28 February 2017

The objective of OLEUM is to better guarantee olive oil quality and authenticity by empowering detection and fostering prevention of olive oil fraud. Improvements in the quality, safety and authenticity of olive oils will boost consumer confidence and ultimately enhance the competitiveness of the EU olive oil market.


A knowledge and innovation community (KIC) on food

01 December 2016

A leading partnership will drive a transformation towards a consumer-centric and resource-efficient food sector.


Role of health-related claims and symbols in consumer behaviour (CLYMBOL)

31 August 2016

Health claims and symbols on food labels are aids to help consumers identify foods that are healthier options, but little is known about their impact on consumer behaviour.


New dietary strategies for healthy ageing in Europe (NU-AGE)

30 April 2016

People are living longer. Rising living standards, improved lifestyle and better education, as well as greater access to quality healthcare services has meant that we can expect to reach 78 years of age, an increase of six years compared to...


Strengthening European food chain sustainability by quality and procurement policy (Strength2Food)

08 March 2016

Recently in the European Union, EU quality policy and Public Sector Food Procurement have witnessed reforms to protect quality logos and to take into account environmental, social and innovation-based criteria when awarding the public sector contracts to procurers and suppliers.


Designing a world-class infrastructure to facilitate research (RICHFIELDS)

01 October 2015

Making “the healthy choice the easy choice” requires knowledge about our dietary habits. This knowledge comes from analysing different types of information such as: What food and drinks are we buying, preparing and eating? Where? Why? How? With whom? In what social and physical context?


Harnessing and combining the fragmented body of knowledge in Europe in the field of plant food bioactives (POSITIVe)

21 April 2015

Cardio-metabolic disease (cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity) is the leading cause of death worldwide and a prominent public health problem. These chronic disorders can be prevented, delayed or reduced...


Studying the need for food and health research infrastructures in Europe (EuroDISH)

14 April 2015

Europe is suffering an increasing incidence of diet-related public health problems, including obesity, heart diseases, stroke, cancer, diabetes and mental disorders. The European Union (EU) and its member states, therefore face major challenges in promoting health and reducing this disease burden. 


Creating innovative, high quality, protein-rich food crops, to sustain human health, the environment, and biodiversity (PROTEIN2FOOD)

01 March 2015

The United Nations believe that the world’s population will rise to 9.7 billion by the year 2050. As the population increases so does the demand for high quality protein rich food sources. Led by the University of Copenhagen...


Connecting key players in the food innovation process to improve consumer acceptance of new products (CONNECT4ACTION)

08 December 2014

New products provide a means for the food industry to remain competitive. Although thousands of new food products are launched, the majority fail. The success of innovations depends on consumers accepting novel products and technologies...


Interventions to promote healthy eating habits (EATWELL)

17 April 2014

To find out more about the results of this project, read the final press release or project leaflet.


Benefit and risk communication (FoodRisC)

17 April 2014

FoodRisC ended in October 2013...


Tackling diet-related diseases and behavioural disorders by investigating the human microbiome (MyNewGut)

01 December 2013

To date, the lack of general understanding of how the human gut microbiome and its interaction with lifestyle factors contribute to our health and wellbeing is common amongst nutritionists, dietitians, the public and policymakers  – including those involved in establishing dietary guidelines.


Diversification of fish species and products in European aquaculture (DIVERSIFY)

01 December 2013

The European aquaculture industry has the potential to be a competitive player in the European and global seafood market. However, the sector faces several challenges, including strong competition by foreign imports, a variety of biological bottlenecks that impact the production of fish species and a poor perception of aquaculture-derived products amongst European consumers. 


Personalised nutrition: opportunities and challenges (Food4Me)

12 November 2013

Poor dietary choices that lead to an unhealthy diet, an increase in weight amongst individuals and contribute to the numbers of individuals affected by obesity related diseases are an increasing public health concern in Europe...


Closer co-operation to strengthen the global competitiveness of the European food sector (RECAPT)

05 November 2013

There is increasing recognition that innovation is a task for all actors in the food chain, since innovation can be beneficial to the food chain as a whole and lead to sustainable novel applications.


Affordable, nutritious foods for those at risk of poverty (CHANCE)

05 November 2013

According to Eurostat statistics in 2010, 81 million European citizens are at risk of poverty. These population groups are not only characterised by low purchasing power and a low level of education, but they have a high risk of developing disease...


Identification and prevention of dietary-and lifestyle-induced health effects In children and infants (IDEFICS)

01 February 2012

The environment of infants and children has drastically changed in Europe during the last decades as reflected in alterations of behaviour, unhealthy dietary habits, and low physical activity. Dietary as well as lifestyle factors appear to play a part in...


Towards sustainable food research (INPROFOOD)

12 December 2011

Over the past decade, most EU Member States have identified food and health as key priorities. This is in response to increases in obesity and diet-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases amongst their populations...


Dietitians ensuring education, teaching and professional quality (DIETS2)

09 June 2011

The Thematic Network "Dietitians Improving Education and Training Standards (DIETS)" (2006-09) successfully published first cycle competences, influenced education policy change and increased web-based and innovative communication between...


Food labelling to advance better education for life (FLABEL)

11 May 2011

In response to the prevalence of diet-related diseases, governments and food companies increasingly promote nutrition information on food labels to help the consumer make healthy, informed food choices. The 3-year EU Seventh Framework-funded project FLABEL...


Sharing best practices between dietitians working across Europe (DIETS)

15 July 2009

Welcome to DIETS: the Thematic Network (TN) for Dietitians in Europe. The Thematic Network, funded through the Education, Audiovisual and Cultural Executive Agency of the European Commission, was established to facilitate sharing...


Promoting food safety through a new integrated risk analysis approach (SAFE FOODS)

01 June 2008

The Integrated Project SAFE FOODS (2004-2008) is funded by the EU Sixth Framework Programme. SAFE FOODS aims to restore consumer trust in the European food chain by improving current practice in the governance of food safety...


European micronutrient recommendations aligned (EURRECA)

09 October 2007

The overall objective of EURRECA is to overcome fragmentation and create a new sustainable collaborative network to develop quality assured harmonised nutrient recommendations across Europe. It will, in particular, identify and address...


Establishing an environment that supports positive health behaviour and healthy lifestyle (HELENA)

04 April 2006

The HELENA research consortium believes that the key to health promotion and disease prevention in the 21st century is to establish an environment that supports positive health behaviour and healthy lifestyle...