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Food Consumer Science in the Balkans: Frameworks, Protocols and Networks for a better knowledge of food behaviours

Objective

The general objective of the FOCUS-BALKANS project is to improve competencies and understanding in the field of consumer food science in the Western Balkan countries (WBC). The scientific results of the research will make important contribution to the public health and consumer protection and to the achievement of the objectives within the FP7. The specific objectives are to: - Develop a network of universities, institutes, high schools, consumer organisations, NGOs and private enterprises active in the field of food consumer science with are able to develop joint-research activities; - Have a better understanding of food consumers in the WBCs, with a focus on products with positive nutritional properties (fruits and health / diet foods) and / or sustainability (organic and traditional food products). Formal training will be organised for key research organisations in the WBCs to enable them to become familiar with state of the art methodologies, practical techniques and theories. The training activities, organised in each WBC-country, target a wide range of organisations from the public and private research sectors, NGOs & consumer associations. 6 regional training meetings will be designed by the project partners and associated organisations. Four studies on niche markets plus one quantitative survey will systematically be conducted by WBC organisations as a mechanism for learning-by-doing. Two open seminars will bring together a wider spectrum of stakeholders including food supply chains representatives and policy-makers. Altogether, these actors will be invited to participate in the “Food Consumer Science Balkan Network”, which will seek to stimulate regional and interdisciplinary co-operation. The research, training and networking activities are intimately interlinked and will have strong synergies.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/horticulture/fruit
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/nongovernmental organization

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-SICA - Collaborative project for specific cooperation actions dedicated to international cooperation partner countries (SICA)

Coordinator

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 175 724
Administrative Contact
Dominique Barjolle Musard (Dr.)

Participants (16)

SEEDEV DOO BEOGRAD
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 265 180
Address
Jevrejska 7
11000 Belgrade
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dragana Tar (Ms.)
STRATEGIC MARKETING DOO
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 234 025
Address
Gavrila Principa 8
11000 Beograd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dubravka Jovanovic (Ms.)
SOCIETE D'ETUDE POUR LE MARKETING, L'ENGINEERING ET LA GESTION
France
EU contribution
€ 235 300
Address
Rue Du Dessous Des Berges 58A
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michel Timsit (Mr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 249 937
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Karin Zimmermann (Ms.)
INSTITUT D ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR ET DE RECHERCHE EN ALIMENTATION SANTE ANIMALE SCIENCES AGRONOMIQUES ETDE L ENVIRONNEMENT VETAGRO SUP
France
EU contribution
€ 183 280
Address
Avenue Bourgelat 1
69280 Marcy L Etoile
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stéphane Martinot (Mr.)
EKONOMSKI FAKULTET, UNIVERZITET U BEOGRADU
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 143 780
Address
Kamenicka Br 6
11000 Belgrade
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Katica Radosavljevic (Ms.)
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU EKONOMSKI FAKULTET
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 167 820
Address
Trg J F Kennedya 6
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sanda Renko (Prof.)
J.Z.U. INSTITUT ZA JAVNO ZDRAVJE NA REPUBLIKA SEVERNA MAKEDONIJA SKOPJE
North Macedonia
EU contribution
€ 93 160
Address
Divizija 50 Br 6
1000 Skopje
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Shaban Memeti (Prof.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 152 674
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marija Klopcic (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 86 224
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Douglas Robertson (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 96 702
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cristina Mora (Prof.)
ECOZEPT GBR
Germany
EU contribution
€ 129 920
Address
Oberer Graben 22
85354 Freising
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bukhard Schaer (Dr.)
UNIVERZITET U BANJALUCI POLJOPRIVRE DNI FAKULTET
Bosnia and Herzegovina
EU contribution
€ 89 138
Address
Bulevar Vojvode Petra Bojovica 1A
7800 Banjaluka
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Miljan Cvetkovic (Prof.)
ZDRAVSTVENA USTANOVA INSTITUT ZA JAVNO ZDRAVLJE PODGORICA
Montenegro
EU contribution
€ 109 990
Address
Ljubljanska 88
81000 Podgorica
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Boban Mugosa (Dr.)
DEVELOPPEMENT DE L'AGRICULTURE ET DE L'ESPACE RURAL : AGRIDEA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 184 906
Address
Avenue Des Jordils 1
1000 Lausanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sophie Réviron (Dr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 16 350
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ingeborg Oude Lansink (Ms.)