Presentation on theme: "Stakeholder Group meeting with industry Objectives of the meeting"— Presentation transcript:
1 Stakeholder Group meeting with industry Objectives of the meeting SAFEFOODERAStakeholder Group meeting with industryCopenhagen, December 2006Objectives of the meeting
2 The Staircase to the Future 2008 “A European platformfor protecting consumersagainst food health risks”The Staircase to the FutureTransnational ActivitiesExternal communicationExternal communicationJoint ActivitiesExternal communicationStrategic ActivitiesExternal communicationInformation Exchange2004 ERA-NETSAFEFOODERA
6 To improve the process of launching future SAFEFOODERA calls The 1st objective of the meetingTo improve the process of launching future SAFEFOODERA callsDiscuss the roadmap (RM) used by SAFEFOODERA to select topics for the first pilot calls.2. What are your suggestions for an improved roadmap for future calls?
7 Roadmap for selection of topics for pilot calls. The provisional strategic topics were selected by Funders and decribed by Scientists1. Emerging risks - A potential food or feed borne or diet-related hazard that may become a risk for human health in the (near) future.2. Risk analysis in food safety - Methodologies in protecting the consumers against health risks and misleading information, including crisis management, consumer perception and risk/benefit analysis.3. Contaminants - Health risks from natural- and environmental contaminants in the food chain.3.1 Process induced risk - Health risks from chemical pollution formed during processing of foods.4. Traceability - Documented and harmonised routines for recall of food products from the value chain - Development of reliable traceability methods and systems.5. Pathogens - Pathogen free production systems - From reactive to preventive and predictive actions.
8 Roadmap for selection of topics for pilot calls. Funders and ScientistsFundersFundersFunders
9 Roadmap for selection of topics for pilot calls. Evaluation criteria used by Funders : Step 1 to Step 3 - going from 70 to 12 topics1) Relevance of society2) Interest of stakeholders3) Real or potential food safety problem4) Need for SAFEFOODERA coordination5) Community interest
10 Roadmap for selection of topics for pilot calls. Topics selection by Funders: Step 1 to Step 3 - going from 70 to 12 topicsShortlist A containing priority themes with high project or activity frequencyShortlist B containing priority themes with low project or activity frequencyAnalytical tools (1033)Pathogen free production chains (42)Standardisation (500)Fraud reduction (77)Data management & exchange (300)Foodborne viruses (23)Zoonosis (221)Emerging risks (50)Persistent organic pollutants (200)Risk assessment (102)Food allergens (87)Mycotoxins (127)
11 The 12 topics of the short list were further described in short Roadmap for selection of topics for pilot calls.The 12 topics of the short list were further described in shortdocuments by Funders in cooperation with Scientists under the following common headings:1) Identification of problems2) Formulation of the knowledge question3) Strategic interest as a Pan-European project4) Approach proposed to the problems
12 Roadmap for selection of topics for pilot calls. Funders / ScientistsFundersFundersFundersScientistsFundersFunders
13 Roadmap for selection of topics for pilot calls. Evaluation criteria used by Funders: Step 3 to Step 4 - going from 12 to 3 topics1) National/ Regional relevance2) Risk reduction at European level3) Risk reduction at National/ Regional level4) Cost/benefit ratio5) Knowledge management / Research capacity
14 Sum of scores (the lower score the better) Priority themeShort-listSum of scores (the lower score the better)Countries with possibilities to participate in writing call textZoonosisA5218Emerging RiskB5916Pathogen free production systems6212Food allergens7813Persistent organic pollutants79Risk Assessment9011
15 One group for each topic Finally, the Funders accepted the call text Roadmap for selection of topics for pilot calls.Groups composed of Scientists from countries with possibilities to participate in writing the call text further developed the selected topics.One group for each topicFinally, the Funders accepted the call textbefore the call was officially launched
16 The first joint pilot call was launched on 1 October 2006To coordinate food safety aspects of ongoing national/regional programmesEmerging risksPat. free productionZoonosisCountryBask-countryxCyprusDenmarkGermanyFinlandNetherlandsNorwayPortugalIcelandSwedenUK
17 WS2: The 2nd objective of the meeting What is the optimal Research Infrastructure in Emerging Risks from industry/funders point of view,to improve food safety researchand to deliver effective education and training.
18 The SAFEFOODERA platform - *Country expansion EUInformation exchange database*The virtual transnational foodsafety programme of Europe> 2300 projects registeredtopics known - content unknownEmerging risksPathogensChemical contaminats*Diet&health*National expertsEFSAStrategic activitiesNeed for tailored information*Optimal conditions for Training*Optimal conditions for ResearchJoint activitiesThe food safety conference”The food safety journal”Transnational activitiesTransnational callsJoint activitiesHarmonisedfood safety training
19 Definition of Research Infrastructures Research infrastructures are tools,“single-sited”, “distributed” or “virtual””, thatprovide essential services to the scientific community:Communication networks, databases, biological archives, libraries, research vessels………Research infrastructure play a key role in the creation of knowledge, in thediffusion of knowledge and its application and exploitation.Research infrastructure could be an established link between stakeholders tofacilitate pan-European dissemination and exploitation of food safety results.Optimal use of research infrastructures of pan-European interest is one of thepriorities of the Standing Committee for Agricultural Research (SCAR).
20 Research infrastructures must provide a range of unique support services for research that are critical to delivery:unique data managementinterpretation and handling capacities‘knowledge management infrastructures’ (such as statistics, designtechnologies, epidemiology, risk assessment expertise, data archives, and‘social science’ infrastructures)unique support facilities (such as high-level containment andexperimental/housing facilities and expert trained support personnel).
21 An infrastructure of pan-European interest may be defined as having one or several of the following characteristics:it is required for research of high added value at the European levelit is expensive in terms of investment and/or running costsit is required in the long termit is required at the European level, but not justified at a national oneit is required by several fields of researchit is required for an efficient use of common resources
22 Five research infrastructures seems presently to be insufficiently taken in account at a European level: Long term experiments and observatoriesTechnological centres for process studiesFacilities to study animal diseasesHuman nutrition research centresInfrastructures that support research and deliver training
23 Consider the issue of research infrastructures of European added value in the context of future coordination of food safety research, education and training.What are the main field of research infrastructures that are needed to improve food safety research, education and training?What are the main existing research infrastructures facilities capable ofimproving the European capacity in food safety research, education and training?What are the main obstacles to share research infrastructures in food safety research, education and training at the European level?What are your suggestions for a better or optimal common use of these research infrastructures?5. Will future food safety research, education and training have a demand for networking of distributed facilities, “virtual” centres and clusters of expertise, and therefore for management?
24 Future co-operation of Pan-European Networks in Food Sciences, Safety and Technology: Beyond SAFEFOODERANetwork of national and EU FundersAll EU MS and AMS +Network of scientific research institutes and universitiesmembers in all EU MS and AMS +Funders(bureacrats)ScientistsOptimal conditions for Research and TrainingThe Retailand FoodservicesectorConsumersIndustryCIAA