13 countries involved
Overall budget: 4,5 M€ of which 3,9 M€ financed by European Union
Budget managed by Agropolis International : 375 €
Towards sustainable food research (2011-2013)
Agropolis International is involved in the European project INPROFOOD : "Towards sustainable food research".
INPROFOOD project is funded by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013). It took off on 1st of November 2011 and will run for a total of three years, concluding in November 2014.
INPROFOOD aims to find new ways to establish dialogue and mutual learning between industry, academia and civil society
Aims and objectives
- promoting bottom-up development of concepts (processes and structure) of societal engagement in food and health research;
- investigating current processes and structures in the area of food and health in both private and public research sectors and the role ‘Public Engagement in Research’ takes in these sectors;
- developing stakeholder engagement programs both at national and European levels,
- stimulating the adoption of concrete initiatives of societal engagement in food and health research already in the course of the project by forming an action plan that draws insights from various workshops;
- improving the current methodology used in Science in Society (SiS) projects through evaluation of the methodology implemented during the planned project in relation to its objectives and expected impacts;
- keeping the target audience and wider audience informed regarding the advances of the project by continuously disseminating relevant information using various communication tools and channels; and
- additionally supporting and complementing existing FP7 programmes KBBE and HEALTH through establishing cooperations with approved projects and implementing joint activities.
7 Work packages (WP)
- Mapping current processes of research programming in the area of food and health (WP 1)
- Participatory needs assessment, engagement and mobilization (wp 2)
- Mobilising stimulus, ideas and initiatives for CSO-research partnerships through a European Open Space Conference (WP 3)
- Action plan development (WP 4)
- Evaluation (WP 5)
- Communication and Dissemination strategy (WP 6)
- Management and Coordination (WP 7)
University of Hohenheim, Life Science Center (Germany) - Project's coordinator
Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (Portugal)
Maastricht University (Netherlands)
University of Surrey (United Kingdom)
Gene Rowe Evaluation (United Kingdom)
Observa – Science in Society (Italy)
European Food Information Council (Belgium)
University of Copenhagen / Faculty of Life Sciences (Denmark)
Hacettepe University (Turkey)
Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia)
Agropolis International (France)
15th November 2012 : First workshop, to gather stakeholders of the food-health issue at national level, Paris
Within the project framework, about forty workshops will be organized on the whole European Union territory, in three series. Agropolis International handles their organization in France. This set of workshops constitutes the beginning of a participative process leading to the elaboration of global recommendations, which will be transmitted to the European Union at the end of the project.
20 to 30 representatives of different stakeholders (scientists, public authorities, associations, syndicates, professionals and companies, etc.) were identified in response to a process of selection including an inventory of the various actors involved and an impartial drawing.
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This workshop aims to generate and confront new ideas about possible ways for civil society to take part in the programming of research. During a whole day, the participants will be able to exchange opinions, interests, concerns, experiences and wishes, and to develop alternative solutions to implement their view on research programming taking into account the societal needs.
Updated on 12/02/13
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