EU projects

EU projects

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 aleksander.sokolovic@eufic.org.

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.


Eating the Gap II – Engaging Food Influencers to Bring Change

30 July 2019

Discover how Eating the Gap addresses the challenges our food system is facing and how we can motivate people to live and eat more healthily and sustainably.


New food trends come to life this weekend at the Leuven Food Fashion Festival

27 June 2019

How are new dietary trends like veganism shaping our food habits? These are some of the questions behind new food trends showcased at the Food Fashion Festival.


Games of Food: Educational escape games that make the learning process fun and engaging

07 June 2019

Is your diet healthy? Try and see it yourself with Games of Food, an educational escape game for all ages. Learning about balanced eating was never more fun!


MicrobiomeSupport: Harmonising Microbiome Research Methods & Funding Worldwide

21 May 2019

Microbiome research is hampered due to contradictory results, unaligned methods and resource duplication. Discover how MicrobiomeSupport aims to solve this.


The Future Kitchen Virtual Reality Experience

20 May 2019

The Future Kitchen project aims to use virtual reality to teach young generations about new food technology and how innovation is impacting our food habits.


EIT Food: Improving Food Together

20 May 2019

EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted.


NanoPack Antimicrobial Film Extends Shelf Life of Fresh Cherries by 40%

02 May 2019

Tests using the innovative NanoPack film, which contains low concentration of natural essential oils, extended the shelf life of cherries by two days.


SmartChain – smart solutions in short food supply chains

08 April 2019

Discover how the H2020 project SMARTCHAIN aims to foster and accelerate the shift toward collaborative short food supply chains in Europe.


SMARTER, SHORTER, STRONGER – Food supply chain in Europe

18 February 2019

EU-funded SMARTCHAIN project goes live creating a new European hub for short food supply chains.


CIRCLES kick-starts: from research on microbes to healthy diets

18 December 2018

The project CIRCLES kick-offs in Bologna, Italy and aims to enhance the sustainability of our food systems and health by unleashing the microbiomes potential.


Gut microbiota linked to obesity and mental disorders EU-funded project ‘MyNewGut’ finds

17 December 2018

EU project MyNewGut presents its research findings on the role played by the gut microbiota on physical and mental health, at their final conference in Brussels.


The microbiome saga: what does research need to do better?

17 December 2018

The newly started European-funded project MicrobiomeSupport, who will look at how to carry out research on the microbiome in the food system, held its kick-off meeting on 28 November 2018 in Ottawa, Canada.


The food system is not ready for the future: how can innovation help?

26 November 2018

The new FOOD 2030 Platform connects European, national and local stakeholders to help policy/decision makers and researchers to improve their Research & Innovation programmes and build skills and knowledge across the different sectors and populations for a future-proof European food system.


Fostering Integration and Transformation for FOOD 2030 (FIT4FOOD2030)

22 August 2018

FIT4FOOD2030 supports the development and implementation of the European Commission’s FOOD 2030 initiative – to find research and innovation solutions to the challenges facing our food systems, such as obesity, malnutrition, hunger, climate change, scarce resources, and waste through research and innovation. 


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...