COMFOCUS Workshop “Sharing best practices among food consumer science experts” takes place in April 19th, 2023

EU-funded COMFOCUS project aims to advance food consumer science by taking a critical view to the concepts and methods we use, and produce harmonised measures and protocols. Having these harmonised approaches will enable us to compare findings from different studies and make it possible to integrate data from several studies. The final goal is to create the COMFOCUS starting community for food consumer science.   

We would like to hear your opinion about our approach and get your input to whether our approach makes sense or whether we should do something differently. We would also like to learn whether you think these harmonised protocols and measures will be helpful to you in your own research. 

To open the discussion, we invite you to a round table discussion available offline and online:

  • An offline meeting will be held at the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Economics and Management, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovak Republic.
  • To join the meeting online please use this link https://uniag.link/W4Uk3 or QR-code:

On the meeting, we will shortly introduce our approach, what we have done followed by discussions in smaller groups. There is no need to prepare, but you are welcome to find more information about the project on our webpage.

We are keen to learn your feedback and hope that you will join the colleagues working in consumer food science in your country for a constructive discussion on what COMFOCUS community is and what it could be. Please feel free to share this invitation with others who work on food consumer science your country.

At the end of the event, we will also officially launch the 2nd Open Call of the project. The aim of Open Call 2 is to provide an opportunity for early career researchers to gain access to European consumer science institutes specializing in psychophysiological measurements, virtual and augmented reality research, and conduct collaborative research on important food consumer science questions. We are offering 67 positions to conduct research in one of the participating institutions. These positions are designed to accommodate research projects that align with the expertise and research priorities of the various institutes.

Please use the link here to register. For more information, please contact Liisa Lähteenmäki at liisal@mgmt.au.dk.

We hope you will be able to join our workshop and look forward to hearing from you.

COMFOCUS will be present in the “Farm to Fork: sustainable production & consumption in public canteens” Summer School!

We’re excited to announce the agenda of #COMFOCUS WORKSHOP “New approaches to work with data” on 12th of September!!

The session will take place online in English.

Participation is free.

  • Don’t miss this opportunity!

🥕🥬🍴The programme will provide an insight into the issues of sustainable production and consumption in the context of the Farm to Fork strategy in order to promote healthier and more sustainable diet solutions in the contexts of RIS countries in Europe. In particular, several teams will work to co-develop an innovative proposal for sustainable public canteens. Each team will work according to its preferences on one of the following key topics:

  • Zero food waste 
  • Alternative proteins
  • Organic & local production

The “Farm to Fork: sustainable production & consumption in public canteens” Summer School programme is structured with a student-centred vision and a project-based approach, which encourages young innovators to use the tools provided by highly qualified experts to co-develop their own innovative and business-driven idea of sustainable food canteen.

The learning content will be supported by university professors from the University of Bologna, the University of Turin, the University of Aarhus and by highly qualified professionals in entrepreneurship in the food system. In addition, experts in public canteens and the areas related to sustainable production and consumption will be invited to discuss and give important input to the students.

At the end of the programme, the student will gain knowledge on the challenges related to the sustainability of public food service, becoming aware of the local dimension and the Farm-to-Fork dynamics, and being ready to develop concrete strategies with an entrepreneurial mindset. This will be an innovative and practical learning-by-doing opportunity focused on addressing global and local food challenges for sustainability.

This programme will provide you with an insight into sustainable production and consumption towards healthier diets. The programme will focus on Southern and Eastern European countries to address sustainable production and consumption and major nutritional challenges within the framework of the European Farm-to-Fork strategy. The courses will take place online in English for a duration of 3 weeks: from the 5th to the 23rd of September 2022.

🔹 The school’s programme includes a total of 60 hours of study (online, offline and teamwork) and participation will be certified, which will allow the university course coordinators to apply for the recognition of corresponding CFU/ECTS

🔹  Participation is free.

🔸The agenda with the detailed programme will be published soon on the website.

COMFOCUS workshop sharing best practices among food consumer science experts

EU-funded COMFOCUS project aims to advance food consumer science by taking a critical view to the concepts and methods we use, and provide harmonised protocols. Having these harmonised measures would enable us to compare findings from different studies and make it possible to integrate data from several studies. The final goal is to create the COMFOCUS starting community for food consumer science.

We would like to hear your opinion about our approach and get your input to whether our approach makes sense or whether we should do something differently. We would also like to learn whether you would be willing to use the protocols and measures harmonised by COMFOCUS, and join the COMFOCUS community with data from your own studies. By joining, you will also gain a possibility to co-operate with others and combine your datasets to new shared study approaches.

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