EuroFIR AISBL has been an active participant in EU-funded projects since 2009. These projects cover risk-benefit analysis of food supplements containing non-nutritive bioactive compounds, food information and traceability in the food chain, and improving European nutrition through a fully evidence-based profession of dietetics. Over the years we have demonstrated our expertise across two areas:
We have significant expertise in nutrition and food composition which has been applied in the development of new web-based tools, for example ePlantLIBRA, contributed to the development of food composition databases, and applied the knowledge, for example in food labelling. The tools, and the data therein, can be applied in numerous projects, from food waste to personalised nutrition. Our technical expertise is used in the development in the core principles of EuroFIR, namely standardising and harmonising food composition data, globally.
Over the years, we have developed considerable expertise in online and offline communication. We have organised a variety of stakeholder events, from conferences and workshops, to webinars and seminars. We have developed, and maintain several websites, and social media accounts for a variety of projects. These communications are underpinned by stakeholder analysis and community engagement.
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WATSON aims to detect and prevent fraudulent activities throughout the whole food chain and accelerate deployment of transparency solutions where there are specific issues. Primarily, the project is exploring tools and systems that will help improve food chain sustainability by increasing food safety and reducing food fraud. These – in turn – will increase transparency through better track-and-trace mechanisms with accurate, time-specific, and protected information about food products, equip authorities and policymakers with knowledge and insights around different food chain, and raise awareness about food safety and the value of different food products amongst consumers, supporting adoption of dietary choices as well as sustainable food ecosystems.
Currently, the European Union food chain generates around 88 million tonnes of food waste every year. This has a huge impact on society, the economy, and the environment, and that is why EU food industry has always been committed to keeping on improving its sustainable practices. A new EU-funded project, WASTELESS, aims to develop tools and recommendations for measuring, monitoring and ultimately reducing food loss and food waste by at least 20% annually.
ALLIANCE aims to provide a holistic framework to help maintain food data integrity and accuracy, increasing traceability and transparency, and strengthen interoperability in the supply chain for quality-labelled (organic, PDO, PGI and GI) foods.
Aims to identify and address barriers and facilitators in the use of sweeteners and sweetness enhancers (S&SEs) and examine risks and benefits of using these to replace sugar in the diet, in the contexts of health, obesity, safety and (food) sustainability.
FNS-Cloud will integrate existing data that are essential for pan-European research addressing food and nutrition security (FNS) and diet, health and consumer behaviours as well as sustainable agriculture and the wider bioeconomy. Current fragmentation of FNS resources (data, knowledge, tools and services) results in knowledge gaps that inhibit public health and agricultural policy and impede exploitation for the benefit of European citizens (e.g. sustainable production, access to nutritious products, easier healthy choices).
The aim of the project is to update the RPC data model tables to be fully compatible with FoodEx2 and to include new consumption data from the EU Menu project.
FishEUTrust aims to defragment the current seafood system to ensure sustainability and a transparent and traceable seafood supply chain.
Data4Food2030 aims to enlarge the knowledge base and insight into the data economy for food systems (DE4FS), establish a system that monitors and evaluates development, performance, and impact of DE4FS on EU policies.