FNS – Cloud

Overcoming knowledge fragmentation: integrating existing food and nutrition security data, essential for high-end, pan-European research on diet, health, and consumer behaviours as well as on sustainable agriculture and the bio-economy

Horizon 2020 project
Total Budget: € 10,912,775

Consortium: 35 partners
Countries: 14
Duration: 1 October 2019 - 31 October 2023
Project Website: fns-cloud.eu

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Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) aims to ensure that everyone has access to sufficient, sustainable, affordable, safe, and nutritious food. A sustainable food system is one that delivers FNS in such a way that economic, social, and environmental resources are not compromised.

In the European Union, there are several sectors associated with FNS in which vast amounts of relevant data are collected. Consequently, existing resources (data, knowledge, tools and services) for health and agri-food sciences are fragmented, lack critical mass, and access by user communities is ‘unevenly’ distributed.

Objectives and expected impact

Sharing and re-use of open FNS data would contribute to strengthened partnership between different FNS scientific areas, such as agri-food sciences and engineering, nutrition sciences, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, ICT data science, social sciences, and environmental sciences. It will stimulate growth of the European economy, and help overcome social and food sustainability challenges.

Role of ILSI Europe

ILSI Europe support the dissemination of the project outputs through its involvement in two Work Packages (WP).

In WP6 (Dissemination, Communication and Community Engagement) ILSI Europe feeds and animates the different social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) and project website to communicate about the project activities and supports the project partners in disseminating their outputs in an accessible way. ILSI Europe is also involved in the organisation of the project Final Event (12-13 Sept 2023, Brussels).

In WP7 (Education, training & support) ILSI Europe participates in designing, organising and facilitating training workshops to raise awareness about Open Science, FAIR data management and the FNS-Cloud tools and resources (e.g.: Uploading your scientific work on Zenodo) as well as in animating the community of practice: myFNScloud.

For more detailed information, please contact Emilie Weynants at eweynants@ilsieurope.be