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Public engagement
Public engagement

Public engagement

We believe that we are all responsible for, and connected to, the food that we eat, so we all need to work together to improve it. Our activities are designed to engage with people so that they can become agents of change in the food system. 

At EIT Food, we are building an inclusive and innovative community where you can be actively involved so together we can deliver an innovative agrifood sector that produces both healthy and sustainable food and is trusted by society.

Our public engagement activities can be grouped into the following areas: 

17 November 2020

EIT Food Venture Summit 2020

FoodUnfolded

FoodUnfolded

Everything you ever wanted to know about food tech and more! FoodUnfolded® will take you through how our food is made,  why certain processes are used, and how technology can make our food more sustainable, healthy and nutritious.

All our public engagement activities

The FutureKitchen Virtual Reality and EatingHealthy Video Infotainment Series 2020

The FutureKitchen Virtual Reality and EatingHealthy Video Infotainment Series 2020

The FutureKitchen infotainment series, launched on FoodUnfolded in 2019, sets out in 2020 to further encourage a connection to our food systems and increased consumer trust. Infotainment inspires to learn...

‘SEE & EAT’: Communicating the benefits of visual familiarity as a strategy for introducing healthy foods into children’s diets 2020

‘SEE & EAT’: Communicating the benefits of visual familiarity as a strategy for introducing healthy foods into children’s diets 2020

Children’s food preferences depend on food familiarity and liking, and research shows that visually familiarizing children with foods before they taste them (e.g. by looking at picture...

Smart Tags for Improving Consumer Interaction in Food Value Chain

Smart Tags for Improving Consumer Interaction in Food Value Chain

The Smart Tags communication project is set to increase consumer trust towards food products by sharing information about the food product value chain during the whole life-cycle of the product,...

EIT Food Ambassadors Programme: Influencer marketing for EIT Food

EIT Food Ambassadors Programme: Influencer marketing for EIT Food

Launching a new sustainable product doesn’t necessarily create new consumer eating habits. So, how do we encourage uptake of new products, technologies, or ideas? In an era where...

EIT Food TrustTracker®

EIT Food TrustTracker®

EIT Food TrustTracker® The EIT Food TrustTracker® is an evidenced-based questionnaire which has been developed to measuring consumer trust in the food industry and is an...

How the corona crisis affects consumer behaviour and consumer demand for food products and services

How the corona crisis affects consumer behaviour and consumer demand for food products and services

The project will provide information on how the corona crisis will lead to changes in consumer behaviour, on the extent to which these changes are expected to be enduring beyond...

Towards a smarter shopping list

Towards a smarter shopping list

The platform will also give users the ability to interact with the online-content, receive expert-based recommendations and access educational resources about food and nutrition in order it enhance their food...

EIT FoodScienceClass

EIT FoodScienceClass

In a multiple stage class project, students in Poland and Israel are given the skills and tools (classes, field trips, didactic materials and trainings) to research the origins of commonly...

FoodUnfolded®

FoodUnfolded®

The platform aims to engage with citizens through entertaining and educational content, and by connecting citizens with food experts from both academia and industry to accurately clarify misperceptions or questions....

The EIT Food School Network: Integrating solutions to improve eating habits and reduce food wastage 2020

The EIT Food School Network: Integrating solutions to improve eating habits and reduce food wastage 2020

The EIT Food School Network is a collaboration working towards improving dietary choices and reducing food wastage in preschool, primary school and secondary school pupils by bringing together industry,...

Integrating Precision Farming in Computer Game

Integrating Precision Farming in Computer Game

In spite of these benefits, its adoption by farmers remains low. The co-creation of a new precision farming module for a farming simulator game is a novel and innovative way...

Citizen Science to build consumer trust in the food system

Citizen Science to build consumer trust in the food system

Food safety is one of several equally important factors for Europeans when buying food, and citizens have a high level of awareness of food safety topics. On the other...

Consumer attitudes towards healthier processed meat products

Consumer attitudes towards healthier processed meat products

The countries investigated will be UK, Spain and Denmark, countries with high meat consumption rates (> 80 kg per person/year in UK and Denmark and > 90 kg per person/year...

Developing a Digital Toolkit to Enhance the Communication of Scientific Health Claims

Developing a Digital Toolkit to Enhance the Communication of Scientific Health Claims

Consumers often neither understand nor trust health claims on food packages, and so are not able to use them to make informed personal nutrition choices. One reason for this is...

Games of Food

Games of Food

Escape games provide an opportunity to share educational messages in an enjoyable way. In such games, groups of 3 to 8 players are locked in a room while they search for clues...

EATrends & food fashion week

EATrends & food fashion week

Events will take place in Spain and Belgium during 2019, engaging members of the public in food trends and innovations, enabling them to have a leading role and become real influencers....

The #AnnualFoodAgenda

The #AnnualFoodAgenda

It encompasses a series of interactive events, which provide a space to explore food topics with large numbers of people across Europe. Events taking place include interactive exhibitions, scientific cafes...

Increasing consumer trust and support for the food supply chain and for food companies

Increasing consumer trust and support for the food supply chain and for food companies

This consumer-focused project will work with consumers, food companies and other stakeholders (industry bodies, non-governmental organisations, regulatory authorities and policy makers, media) across 6 countries in Europe and Israel to co-create...

The Future of Protein & the Protein of the Future in Europe

The Future of Protein & the Protein of the Future in Europe

This project will bring together key stakeholders in Europe (from academia, industry, safety authorities, policy makers and consumers) to debate about the protein challenge...

The V-PLACE – Enabling consumer choice in Vegan or Vegetarian Food Products

The V-PLACE – Enabling consumer choice in Vegan or Vegetarian Food Products

For many consumers wanting to replace products of animal origin partly or completely, the search for the right information including the avoidance of nutritional deficits is a challenge. Integrated into...

Cook Clever: a gamified solution to tackle household food waste habits

Cook Clever: a gamified solution to tackle household food waste habits

Consumers have a growing awareness of food waste concerns yet lack the know-how and motivation to change food related behaviors that can make a real impact in reducing food waste,...

RIS countries and regions

RIS countries and regions

If you look forward to getting involved in the revolution of the agrifood system and you are from Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy*, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland* Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain* or Turkey or Ukraine, you cannot miss these challenging activities! 

Learn more about our Regional Innovation Scheme

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Latest news

First edition of the Italian Journalism Award on Food Innovation and Sustainability News

First edition of the Italian Journalism Award on Food Innovation and Sustainability

06 October 2020

EIT Food announces the first edition of the Italian Journalism Award on Food Innovation and Sustainability.

Leuven is European Capital of Innovation 2020 News

Leuven is European Capital of Innovation 2020

25 September 2020

EIT Food, A Knowledge and Innovation Community funded by the European Union, congratulates the city of Leuven, Leuven 2030 and Leuven MindGate on winning the award for European Capital of Innovation 2020.