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: 

05 October 2019

Food Fashion Day

Spain
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

EIT Food TrustTracker®
Public Engagement

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 important first step towards understanding...

The #AnnualFoodAgenda
Public Engagement

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...

EATrends & food fashion week
Public Engagement

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....

Influencer marketing for EIT Food: the EIT Food Ambassadors Programme
Public Engagement

Influencer marketing for EIT Food: the EIT Food Ambassadors Programme

In an era where celebrities and social media play an increasingly important role, consumers tend to trust and listen to people they admire rather than traditional impersonal institutions. EIT Food...

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

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

The approaches being developed are different for each age-group, focusing on the interventions most appropriate and useful at each developmental stage. For pre-school children, this includes an education tool which...

Games of Food
Public Engagement

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...

FoodUnfolded®
Public Engagement

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....

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

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...

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

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

Children’s food preferences depend on food familiarity and liking, which research shows can be increased by boosting foods’ visual familiarity before children taste them (for instance by...

The FutureKitchen Virtual Reality and EatingHealthy Video Infotainment Series
Public Engagement

The FutureKitchen Virtual Reality and EatingHealthy Video Infotainment Series

Incorporating smart kitchen devices developed by our very own RisingFoodStars, the Future Kitchen series provides an immersive experience keeping you up-to-date on everything you need to know about food,...

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

The Food Schools Network:  Improving children’s relationships with food News

The Food Schools Network:  Improving children’s relationships with food

17 May 2019

What we put into our bodies is key in determining how healthy we are. Being overweight and obese affects your health, and drastically increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease,....

Results of EIT Food Consumer Engagement Labs selection process News

Results of EIT Food Consumer Engagement Labs selection process

19 March 2019

EIT Food has the pleasure to inform that a consortia of scientific organisations, companies and non-governmental organisations has been selected for the EIT Food....