Open Call with SSH aspects in JPI “ A Healthy Diet for a Healthy life”

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Published on: 31/03/2023

JPI "A Healthy Diet for a Healthy life” published a transnational call on "New food resources and technologies to improve public health and food security (FOODRETEC)" with deadline 21 April 2023.


21 April 2023 at 15:00 CEST: deadline for proposals


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Short Call Abstract:

This call deals with several interrelated topics, such as food security, food safety, nutrition, and consumer acceptance. It will focus on new food ingredients, new food or technologies and their contribution to healthy, sustainable diets. Important aspects to be addressed in this regard are safety, nutritional quality, digestibility, bioeconomic aspects, and consumer acceptance of new ingredients, food and framework conditions.

Project focus can include research on:

  • Ensuring consumer acceptance of new products and more sustainable technologies;
  •  Investigating new components (e.g. plant-based, marine ingredients, insects, side stream valorisation, biomass, cell cultures etc.) as a source of nutrients and functional food ingredients (e.g. protein, fibre, bio-active compounds etc.).
  • Ensuring food safety in the entire food chain focussing on residues, degradation products and (process) contaminants including aspects of sustainable food processing and side-stream valorisation.
  •  Improving nutritional quality aspects of using new ingredients or new food processing technologies as well as their impact on health.

Proposals should include one or more of the following approaches and methodologies:

  • Exploratory research where consumer insight is included (social labs, living labs, etc.).
  • Systemic reviews to map and organize current research on the area.
  • Building more research and knowledge on the food science aspects.


SSH aspects (keywords/disciplines):

Disciplines may include, but are not limited to social and behavioural studies, economics, law


Specific participation requirements (optional):

  • Each consortium must involve a minimum of three partners eligible for funding by the national/regional participating funding organisations and a maximum of six partners eligible for funding by the participating funding organisations from at least three different countries
  • No more than two eligible partners from the same country will be accepted within the same consortium. Each project partner will be represented by a single principal investigator, who will be the contact person for its relevant funding organisation. Please note that a principal investigator cannot be involved in more than two proposals submitted to this call (i.e. twice as a partner or once as a coordinator and once as a partner).
  • Additional participants -called Collaborators- may participate in projects if they clearly demonstrate an added scientific value and are able to secure their own funding. Collaborators can be researcher(s) from countries/funding organisations that are not participating in this call or researcher(s) from countries/funding organisations who are participating in this call but do not ask for funding. Collaborators must clearly state in the proposal that funds are secured in advance of the project start.
  • The majority of partners in a consortium and the project coordinator must be eligible for funding by the participating funding organisations in this call (see table 1). A maximum of two Collaborators per consortium is allowed and the total number of partners asking for funding and Collaborators within the consortium cannot exceed eight.



Austria, France, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Romania