Mapping current processes of research programming in the area of food and health
The overall challenge of WP1 consists in mapping the current processes and structures for research at national level and European level, including the elements topics, actors, and decision making. WP1 is following and building upon other EU initiatives on the mapping of the research funding landscape, e.g. FAHRE.
Participatory needs assessment, engagement and mobilization
To cover the broad topic of food, health and technology, the central goal of WP2 is bringing a broad range of actors together. This will be achieved in a methodical process of discussions in 39 European Awareness Scenario Workshops (EASWs). As the results of stakeholder workshops can heavily depend on who actually participates, INPROFOOD partners try to avoid arbitrary selection of whom to invite as much as possible. Each partner sets up databases of stakeholders, uses a simple procedure to rank the organisations randomly and invites them accordingly.
Mobilising stimulus, ideas and initiatives for CSO-research partnerships through a European Open Space Conference
The main objective is to foster more in-depth debate between all relevant actors around design, opportunities and barriers of CSO-research partnerships in a forum in which these actors can share and enrich their knowledge, creativity, and commitment, and promote or initiate ways of collaboration in a great deal of mutual exchanges and in a sustainable way
Action plan development
WP4 will develop an outline of a Mobilization and Mutual Learning Action Plan (MMLAP), based upon the stakeholder analysis and social network policy analysis. WP4 will enhance the understanding of the existing public health food policy dilemma and builds upon bringing technological innovations and health concerns together.
The general objective of WP5 is to evaluate the methodology implemented during this project in relation to the project’s objectives and expected impacts. Work package 1 involves a review of existing knowledge on the topic of this project. The current work package will largely be involved in the evaluation of the processes conducted subsequently, in work packages 2 and 3 (the national and international level workshops). It will also provide some commentary on the results of work package 4, which is intended to distil results from the various workshops in order to develop recommendations and action plans. In conducting the evaluation, the main evaluation criterion that will be used will be that of ‘translation’ quality (Horlick-Jones, Rowe and Walls, 2007).
Communication and Dissemination strategy
Work package 6 aims to encourage mutual learning at all levels (EU and national) and to promote dialogue and cooperation to enhance the transferability of effective practices. In particular, it should be emphasised that these activities will include public engagement in research (PER), such as participatory processes involving citizens and CSOs.
Management and Coordination
The management and coordination work package is designed to maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of the work performed within the Project, as well as to be responsible for enhancing communication and interaction between the partners.
The activities include coordination activities at consortium level, enhance communication between the partners, overview and manage all financial and legal activities, and ensure the scientific excellence and timely delivery of all activities in INPROFOOD.