This report provides information on the outcomes of the INPROFOOD workshop: The voice of citizens in food, nutrition and health research innovation held at the WHO Regional Office for Europe on 26-27 May. Twenty-one Member States and 31 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and Universities were represented at the workshop. The primary goal of this workshop was to bring together European stakeholders and WHO’s counterparts in an open dialogue under one roof to discuss the challenges of social food and health and to develop strategies of how key stakeholders and the civil society can be involved and contribute to food and health research.
Together with the individual workshop reports which you can also find below, the following reports present the documentation and analysis of 35 scenario workshops. Part one of the final version of the workplan report describes in detail the INPROFOOD scenario workshop methodology and presents its rationale. The second part contains the instructions given to workshop organisers. The annex lists the common agenda and all templates for information materials and reporting. (The first version of the workshop report did not yet include the rationale and details of the methodology). Each of the three Analysis Reports begins with all stages of the workshop plan implementation, including stakeholder recruitment, workshop conduct and documentation stage. Each goes on to present analyses of the workshop outcomes in regard to organisation delegates’ proposals for research topics and participant’s suggestions for research programming on food and health regarding decision-making on topics/areas/themes, decision making on project funding, quality criteria for funding, exploitation of results, evaluation of projects and research programmes, and project design. Having taken place in thirteen countries, the workshops were held in three series each of which address stakeholders on three different levels of hierarchy: Workshops with “large players” are described in Analysis Report 1, those with “medium players” in Analysis Report 2 and those with “small players” in Analysis Report 3. All these reports were written by team members of the Wissenschaftsladen Wien - Science Shop Vienna; the analyses are mainly based on the workshop reports authored by the respective workshop organizers.
This report presents the outcomes of the creation and implementation process of a discussion game based on the PlayDecide format. The topic of the game is Healthy Diet and Lifestyle and the main target group is young people. The discussion game was co-created by Ecsite and EUFIC and implemented within the Ecsite network in 17 different science centres and museums throughout Europe and beyond. This document introduces the PlayDecide format, the results of the games and the most voted policy positions, describes the main discussion points and outlines problem solutions and recommendations suggested by the participants. Moreover it covers the results of the evaluation activity performed within this task.
In fall 2013 (on 15th November) around 70 experts and stakeholders from all across Europe and beyond gathered to a full day
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at the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts in Brussels, Belgium. This conference was conducted as part oft the EU-project Inprofood, funded under the 7th framework of science and society.
The participants came from 18 different countries, mostly Europe, but also from as far as the US, Chile, Israel and Egypt, and brought in a wide spectrum of expertise and cultural backgrounds. Looking at their affiliation, they represented various groups, ranging from NGOs of the food and health sectors, industry associations, companies of food production, scientists and public authorities including ministries.
The conference was based on the Open-Space-Technology, which was developed in the US in the 1980s based on the insight that mutual learning is best done with some structure, but with as much freedom as possible.
This “book of proceedings” is the result of the participant's contributions and intense discussions during the Open-Space-Conference in Brussels, and a feedback process after the event. We would be delighted if the participants work further with this material, share it with others, and we welcome all kinds of comments.
To document the findings and to inform about the results of the INPROFOOD Awareness-Scenario-Workshops, please find below the respective workshop results sorted by country:
Below please find a document with a first short analysis of some central findings from the first stakeholder workshop round for large stakeholders.
To ensure a participatory process that is inclusive and as broad as possible, INPROFOOD is committed to put special emphasis on the methods used in the processes of both the collection of potential participants for the European Awareness Stakeholder Workshops (EASWs) and the selection of participants from this databank.
INPROFOOD aims at participation as broad as possible. It will also be looked for stakeholders who might not be fully aware of the topic’s importance for them, and/or who have less opportunity to engage in participatory processes, especially women, migrants, people from rural areas, and people with limited mobility. To rule out influences from existing networks or deliberate attempts to influence the EASW topics and outcome, partner institutions in different countries made all efforts to compile databases without favouring individual organisations or disadvantaging others. Potential participants were taken per category from official sources and records, as far this was possible to the best knowledge of the organisers. How organisations made it into a database is explained and published together with each country’s databank. Below you can find the details for each country by clicking on the different country names.
INPROFOOD will set new standards in stakeholder involvement. Within a category, the potential EASW participants will be randomly selected in a most transparent way.
Each country publishes databases with the name of organisations, the sources where each of them was found, and a fixed identification number. The random procedure is then conducted in a way that even laypersons can understand how manipulation is ruled out. INPROFOOD wants to address not scientific experts only but also a critical public, including laypersons. Hence everybody will be able to observe the selection procedure and to comment on it. To rule out manipulation no computer generated numbers are used, but the selection is based on public lottery draws, which will be announced beforehand. Also the order in which entries selected by the lottery draws will be invited is determined by a public observable random procedure. Here you find examples for such a procedure with its explanation:
Below please find the databases for all 13 EASW countries in alphabetical order with information on how they have been compiled and the procedure for random selection of the EASW participants, including the dates of the lottery draws. All files are in PDF format.
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Responsible Partner: ECSITE/EUFIC
Responsible Partner: University of Copenhagen
Responsible Partner: AGROPOLIS
Responsible Partner: DIALOGIK
Responsible Partner: FORTH
Responsible Partner: OBSERVA
Responsible Partner: Maastricht University
Responsible Partner: SPI
Responsible Partner: Comenius University Bratislava
Responsible Partner: CTAEX
Responsible Partner: Hacettepe University
Responsible Partner: University of Surrey