Presentation on theme: "SAFEFOODERA The Nordic Model for Cooperation of National Food Safety Research Programs Coordinated by The Nordic InnovationCentre (NICe) Lisbon 23th November."— Presentation transcript:
SAFEFOODERA The Nordic Model for Cooperation of National Food Safety Research Programs Coordinated by The Nordic InnovationCentre (NICe) Lisbon 23th November 2006 Oddur Már Gunnarsson Coordinator
The Nordic InnovationCentre (NICe) The Nordic region The Nordic regionIcelandNorwaySwedenFinland Denmark _ Denmark _ The challenge The Nordic countries, NCM and NICe are all running research and innovation programmes on food. The food safety aspect of these research program- mes are fragmented and the funding is both insufficient and sub optimal. The suggested solution 1) A coordinated response towards this challenge by improving co-ordination of the national/regional programmes through networking. 2) However, Food Safety is a global challenge, too large to be met by the Nordic countries acting alone.
35 million cases of food poisoning within the EU each year, unknown number of deaths (population: 480 million) 76 million illnesses and 5000 deaths in US each year (population: 268 million) One-third of the populations of developed countries may be effected by food borne illness each year Only a fraction of outbreaks is reported
The SAFEFOODERA primary objective is to establish a European platform for protecting consumers against health from the consumption of food through a co-ordination action ERA-NET of 15 Member States, 3 Associated Countries and 3 regional organisations representing in total 450 million European citizens
The provisional strategic topics 1. Emerging risks 1. 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 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 3. Contaminants - Health risks from natural- and environmental contaminants in the food chain. 3.1 Process induced risk 3.1 Process induced risk - Health risks from chemical pollution formed during processing of foods. 4. Traceability 4. Traceability - Documented and harmonised routines for recall of food products from the value chain - Development of reliable traceability methods and systems. 5. Pathogens 5. Pathogens - Pathogen free production systems - From reactive to preventive and predictive actions.
Roadmap (RM1) for selection of topics for pilot calls.
Roadmap (RM2) for selection of topics for pilot calls.
Joint Call Pilot Topics Emerging risks (Common pot) Pat. free production (Common pot) Zoonosis (Virtual pot) Country Baque-country xx Cyprus xx Denmarkx* x** Germanyx x Finlandx* x Netherlandsx x Norwayxxx Portugalx x Icelandxxx Swedenx*xx** UK xX * Through NICe** Through NCM
Joint call pilot Total budget: –2 400 000 euro in funding Common pot: –Emerging Risk –Pathogen Free Production Systems Distributed pot: –Zoonosis Duration: –1 Year Funding members: –management & ownership ESC & PMG: –initiators and overview
Timeline 1. Open the call September 2006 2. Deadline for the applications 15th December 2006 3. Evaluation December – February 2007 4. Funding decisions March 2007 5. Kick Off 1st May 2007 6. Finish of the projects April 2008
The evaluation criteria: Relevance according to the call The chances for achieving the objectives Scientific quality Value for money Enhancing International collaborative work
Dialogue or a workshop with stakeholders Facilitating pan-European dissemination and exploitation of research results. Time schedule SAFEFOODERA Stakeholder meetings:
Expanding the network Era-Net + Art 169 Or ??? Where to go? The SAFEFOODERA primary objective is to establish a European platform for protecting consumers against health risks from the consumption of food !!!
ERA-NET+ This could take the form of a Community top-up for joint calls of proposals (to the tune of 30% of total costs, provided a number of conditions are satisfied), where participating entities create a common fund for the purpose of the action. As such, the ERA-NET+ mechanism, which will remain a simple and flexible coordination mechanism between national or regional research programmes, could become a more effective bridge toward…..
the topic should have a high relevance and has to involve a sufficient number of Member States the field of the proposal needs to be focused and shall be covered by the Framework Programme, both in terms of contents and of budget allocation. the field of the proposal has to be of major interest for the Community it has to be clearly demonstrated that Article 169 is the appropriate instrument to allow the Community to contribute to the coordination and the cooperation between national RTD programmes and to achieve the foreseen goals. following the approval by Council and European Parliament the initiative can be started, appropriate structures can be created and further decision making can take place between the involved Member States and the Commission. Article 169 initiatives