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Harmonising nutrient recommendations across Europe with special focus on vulnerable groups and consumer understanding

Harmonising nutrient recommendations across Europe with special focus on vulnerable groups and consumer understanding

Objective

1. EURRECAs overall objective is to create a sustainable collaborative network to develop science based harmonised nutrient recommendations across Europe.
2. EURRECA is a multi-national network, including many new EU member States. It comprises academics, SMEs and consumer organisations who will be expertly coordinated into a structured framework over five years.
3. EURRECAs Research Activities will:
Systematically review existing data and collect new data as appropriate in all the vulnerable groups required by the call.
Critically assess and promote standardisation for specific uses and groups of methodologies for nutrient intakes, status and requirements.
Identify micronutrients critical for the health of certain population groups.
Develop comprehensive, innovative and consumer-friendly nutrient recommendations.
4. Through its cross-cutting Integrating Activities, EURRECA will:
Involve consumer and other stakeholder groups in all stages, including research, training, and dissemination.
Integrate Science and Standards throughout to optimise quality assurance.
Encourage SMEs to identify opportunities for exploitation in diverse fields such as computer software and laboratory assays.
Address individual differences within population groups and increase consumer understanding in general, as both are prerequisites for behavioural change.
5. By identifying critical micronutrients in vulnerable population groups, EURRECA will guide the development of country-specific Food Based Dietary Guidelines (production of which is not actually required by Sixth Framework Call). Governmental (and other) representation on advisory panels will ensure dissemination to those involved with the development of nutrition policy in Europe.

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Coordinator

INTERNATIONAL LIFE SCIENCES INSTITUTE - EUROPEAN BRANCH A.I.S.B.L.

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Av. E. Mounier 83
Brussels

Belgium

Administrative Contact

Loek Tj PIJLS (Dr)

Participants (37)

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UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS

Denmark

ASHWELL ASSOCIATES (EUROPE) LTD

United Kingdom

BIOTEMPO - CONSULTORIA EM BIOTECNOLOGIA, LDA.

Portugal

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EURO CONSULTANTS S.A.

Belgium

THE EUROPEAN FOOD INFORMATION COUNCIL AISBL

Belgium

CP FOODLAB LTD

Cyprus

HYLOBATES CONSULTING SRL

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA

United Kingdom

LAMBERT NUTRITION CONSULTANCY LIMITED

United Kingdom

MINERVA PUBLIC RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS LTD

United Kingdom

NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR CONSUMER PROTECTION IN HUNGARY

Hungary

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Czechia

OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR APPLIED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Netherlands

UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA

Spain

INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH, UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE, DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITION AND METABOLISM

UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF MILANO

Italy

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF OSLO

Norway

UNIVERSITY OF PECS

Hungary

THE UNIVERSITY OF SURREY

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER

United Kingdom

UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA

Spain

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

SOCIEDAD ESPAÑOLA DE NUTRICIÓN COMUNITARIA

Spain

TOPSHARE INTERNATIONAL BV

Netherlands

STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

Netherlands

CONSUMERS' ASSOCIATION THE QUALITY OF LIFE

Greece

TNO TRISKELION BV

Netherlands

FUNDACIÓN PRIVADA PARA LA INVESTIGACIÓN NUTRICIONAL (NUTRITION RESEARCH FOUNDATION)

Spain

SZKOLA GLOWNA GOSPODARSTWA WIEJSKIEGO (WARSAW UNIVERSITY OF LIFE SCIENCES-SGGW)

Poland

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION REGIONAL OFFICE FOR EUROPE

Denmark

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 36196

  • Start date

    1 January 2007

  • End date

    30 June 2012

Funded under:

FP6-FOOD

  • Overall budget:

    € 13 200 000

  • EU contribution

    € 13 200 000

Coordinated by:

INTERNATIONAL LIFE SCIENCES INSTITUTE - EUROPEAN BRANCH A.I.S.B.L.

Belgium