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Projects and activities | 29 Apr 2020

Tomorrow's health society

A foresight research about priorities for foods and diets for health, taking into account future challenges and possible long-term developments. It supported the implementation of Horizon 2020, the European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for 2014-2020.

The project

The Foresight project ‘Tomorrow's healthy society – research priorities for foods and diets’ was carried out by the JRC between March 2012 and December 2013 to inform the selection of research challenges to receive funding under the Horizon 2020 programme.

The exploratory scenario-building approach focused on the European consumer with the year 2050 as a long-term time horizon. Four different future scenarios were developed together with stakeholders, which provided the basis for the identification and prioritisation of research needs addressing challenges and opportunities.

The results

The resulting study Tomorrow's healthy society - Research priorities for foods and diets focused on the European consumer and from that perspective on the factors that influence dietary habits, for example, lifestyle, working patterns, food supply, or economic situation. 

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