Collaborating to achieve more

EUFIC collaborates with a variety of people from different areas: academia, health care professionals, international and national organisations and businesses. We believe that uniting people from diverse fields and spheres leads to greater progress.

European Union (EU) funded research projects

We work with academics, SMEs, industry, NGOs and association partners in research projects funded by the European Commissions framework programmes (FP6,7 and H2020). Our role is mostly as communication and outreach partner but we also participate in consumer research tasks and stakeholder engagement activities. Read more about our EU project involvement.

EU platform for action on diet, physical activity and health

Led by the European Commission, the EU platform for action on diet, physical activity and health is a forum for European-level organisations from the food industry, professional associations and consumer protection NGOs, willing to commit to tackling current trends in diet and physical activity.

The platform’s members commit resources to activities that meaningfully contribute towards fighting obesity and related chronic diseases. These commitments are monitored annually.

EUFIC is actively involved via several commitments, some of which are joint commitments with the European Federation of Associations of Dietitians (EFAD) and the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO).

Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (HDHL)

JPI HDHL focuses on coordinating European research in food, nutrition and health. Challenges are many, from diet-related disease in our aging societies, to the need to improve food security and sustainable production in rapidly changing economic and societal environments. Twenty-six counties have developed a Strategic Research Agenda, based on a common vision, envisaging how to address major societal challenges in the field of food, nutrition and health.

EUFIC contributes to the work of JPI HDHL by participating in its Stakeholder Advisory Board, which offers advice on information exchange with other political bodies and stakeholders in the field.

European Technology Platform (ETP) Food for Life

European Technology Platforms (ETPs) are industry-led stakeholder fora recognised by the European Commission as key actors in driving innovation, knowledge transfer and European competitiveness.

ETPs develop research and innovation agendas and roadmaps for action at EU and national level to be supported by both private and public funding. They mobilise stakeholders to deliver on agreed priorities and share information across the EU.

EUFIC was one of the stakeholders that participated in the working group to establish research priorities in the area of food and consumers.

European Nutritional Leadership programme (ENLP)

ENLP is a network of 800 leaders in nutrition in Europe. It was founded over two decades ago to educate and inspire the next generations and ensure an impact on nutrition and health in Europe.

ENLP organises leadership trainings and development programmes, establishes and encourages local networks and works in collaboration with renowned European universities. The network is being supported by major food manufacturers.

ENLP’s annual courses for young, and mid-to-senior level professionals remain an asset to the alumni throughout their careers.

EUFIC contributes to the work of ENLP in many ways, among them:

  • Laura Fernandez serves as a Board member, Representing the ENLP Network Team
  • Raymond Gemen leads the ENLP Fundraising Team
  • Milka Sokolovic acts as Director ENLP Advanced Programme

Food information organisations (FIOs)

EUFIC participates in an informal global network of food information organisations and partner organisations that share the common goal of communicating science-based information on healthy lifestyle, nutrition and food safety. They are located in the USA, China, New Zealand, South America and South Africa.