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What is the bioeconomy?

The bioeconomy comprises those parts of the economy that use renewable biological resources from land and sea – such as crops, forests, fish, animals and micro-organisms – to produce food, materials and energy. Read more...


Posted on: 3 April 2017

PLATFORM published Policy Brief No. 3: The role of the ERA-NET instrument in fostering inclusiveness

The H2020 project PLATFORM of bioeconomy ERA-NET Actions recently published “PLATFORM Policy Brief No. 3 - The role of the ERA-NET instrument in fostering inclusiveness” providing recommendations for the European Commission (EC), ERA-NET initiatives and the so-called lower performing countries (LPCs) on how LPCs can become an integral and empowered part of the ERA-NET community.

Posted on: 30 March 2017

A new course “Nutrition and lifestyle during pregnancy“ is now online

In an easily comprehensible format, in about 30 short video clips, it presents recommendations based on current scientific concepts and insights from the R&I EARLYNUTRITION project, directed to health care professionals, trainees and others interested in this field.

"What should I eat?" "What about my physical activity?" Women who plan to have a child need to think about their diets already before the pregnancy. The course gives practical information about the impact of the pre-natal nutrition and lifestyle on the health of the child.

Posted on: 14 March 2017

New Data on Vitamin D from the R&I Project ODIN

One-Day Symposium on 24 March 2017 in Brussels to present new data on dietary requirements for Vitamin D in Children, Adolescents, Black-skinned adults and Pregnant women in Europe.

The implications of new research data on vitamin D for public health policy and food innovation in Europe will be discussed. ODIN researchers will present their latest research findings and there will be contributions from invited speakers.

ODIN is an EC-funded project focusing on food-based solutions for optimal vitamin D nutrition and health throughout the lifecycle.

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19 May 2017
  • Green Week. Workshop on Cities for Food Systems Innovation and Green Jobs. It will provide an opportunity to explore the role of cities in fostering food systems innovation and green jobs at the local level.

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