Welcome to EuroFIR Food Forum Microsite! 

The EuroFIR Food Forum is our annual flagship event for those interested in food composition,
nutritional data, standards and tools, and their application in food, nutrition and health research.


7 - 9th April 2020

Pentahotel Brussels City Centre, Brussels (BE)

This year, the Food Forum is dedicated to Association business, specifically the Discussion Groups
and EU-funded projects; non-Members are welcome to join these discussions.

Check the outline programme here

FNS-Cloud Data Governance Workshop

9th April 2020, Registration from 08:30

Pentahotel Brussels City Centre, Brussels (BE)

As part of community engagement, FNS-Cloud will consult with stakeholders in respect of governance and oversight, talent and culture, and management and ICT, facilitating technical and non-technical discussions in order to ensure FNS-Cloud is fit-for-purpose.

As part of governance discussion, EuroFIR AISBL will host the first FNS-Cloud community engagement workshop on Thursday, 9th April 2020 at Pentahotel Brussels City Centre, Brussels (BE) (09:00-16:30). This workshop will consider FNS data management, following on from a WP4 data workshop on 8th April, with the aim of drafting a data policy that can be shared more widely amongst stakeholders for consultation.

This issue is important because FNS-Cloud is generating datasets in FNS-Cloud (WP4, Eileen Gibney), adopting datasets into FNS-Cloud from other source, mostly historical, and intending to invite others to make their data FAIR via FNS-Cloud in the future. To do this effectively and efficiently, we need a practical starting point and recommendations going forward (2020-2023).

The workshop will use an established format (PolicyLab), suitable where time is limited, designed for individual and group work involving different stakeholders (e.g. researchers, ICT specialists) and creates robust ideas quickly, leading to evidence-based, user-centred policy. The day will be busy and interactive but, if you have an opinion about FNS-Cloud data, we want to hear about it!

Click here for the schedule. For more details, contact Siân Astley.

Paul Finglas, President & Managing Director

The EuroFIR Food Forum and General Assembly as well as the FNS-Cloud workshops have been cancelled with immediate effect (09.03.2020).

We apologise for any inconvenience.