National Technology Agrifood Cluster CL.A.N. is a multi-stakeholder network of the key national players of the entire agrifood chain - a partnership of companies, research centres and institutions set up to promote sustainable economic growth, based on research and innovation in the industry and acting as partner for Italian and European Institutions. The Cluster actions and interventions have the purpose of guaranteeing the genuineness and authenticity of high quality and high added value products, preventing or delaying the onset of diet-related-diseases (DRD), promoting healthy diets and guaranteeing the environmental sustainability of productions. CNR is partner of the National Technology Agrifood Cluster CL.A.N.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is a European agency funded by the European Union that operates independently of the European legislative and executive institutions (Commission, Council, Parliament) and EU Member States. EFSA provides independent scientific advice on food-related risks. EFSA issues advice on existing and emerging food risks. This advice informs European laws, rules and policymaking – and so helps protect consumers from risks in the food chain. Its remit covers: food and feed safety; nutrition; animal health and welfare; plant protection; plant health. CNR is one of the Competent Organizations (also known as Article 36 List) and, thanks to the collaboration of our scientists, as experts in the fields of competence, carries out various tasks in support of EFSA’s work, including preparatory work for scientific opinions, scientific and technical assistance, collection of data, and identification of emerging risks.
EIT Food is a pan-European consortium that focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation in the food sector. The members of the EIT Food community are world-class players in the international food domain: over 50 partners from leading businesses, research centres and universities across 13 countries. EIT Food EIT Food is a pan-European consortium that focuses on entrepreneurship and innovation in the food sector. The members of the EIT Food community are world-class players in the international food domain: over 50 partners from leading businesses, research centres and universities across 13 countries. EIT Food’s vision is to put Europe at the centre of a global revolution in food innovation and production, and its value in society. EIT Food will engage consumers in the change process, improve nutrition and make the food system more resource-efficient, secure, transparent and trusted.
EIT Food has six strategic objectives:
- Overcome low consumer trust;
- Create consumer valued food for healthier nutrition;
- Build a consumer-centric connected food system;
- Enhance sustainability;
- Educate to engage, innovate and advance: provide ‘food system’ skills for students, entrepreneurs and professionals through advanced training programmes and open online courses;
- Catalyse food entrepreneurship and innovation
The aims of EIT Food are part of the European strategic framework of Horizon 2020 and revolve around specific core themes:
Consumer Behaviour, Consumer Trust, Digitalization, Enterpreneurship, Food Loss & Waste, Food Production, Food Safety & Quality, Food Technology, Health & Nutrition, Learning & Development, New Product Development, Sustainbility.
CNR participates in EIT Food as GOLD Partner.
For more information: https://www.eitfood.eu/
The European Plant Science Organization is an international scientific association based in Brussels gathering together the main European institutions which carry out research on plant biology and agriculture. EPSO currently represents more than two hundred universities and research centers in more than 30 countries. EPSO's objective is that of encouraging the interactions between the different institutions, in order to increase their impact and their ability to affect the choices that might have repercussions at both national and international level. EPSO has gained high prestige for the large contribution given to the development of agricultural research, Europe-wide. EPSO allows European researchers and institutions dealing with plant biology (both in the most basic aspects and those tied to the productive world) to have a strong voice able to provide guidance on research priorities at an international level. EPSO influences the development of international research through the activity of its working groups that contribute, thanks to the publication of documents and the organization of events, to define the association's position on the major scientific and socially relevant topics. EPSO is also particularly active in the dissemination of scientific culture and has created and promoted the Fascination of Plants Day, www.plantday12.eu, an international initiative created to highlight the role of plant biology in food security and in the development of a sustainable agriculture. Delegate dott. ALDO CERIOTTI – CNR, Istituto di Biologia e Biotecnologia Agraria Substitute delegate dott. ANGELO SANTINO – CNR, Istituto di Scienze delle Produzioni Alimentari Info https://www.cnr.it/en/international-scientific-organization/54 http://www.epsoweb.org/