Joint programming of research in the field of nutrition, food and health will provide for coordination of research on the impact of diet and lifestyles on health, contribute significantly to the construction of a fully operational European Research Area on prevention of diet-related diseases and strengthening leadership and competitiveness on the research activities in this field. The ambitious major goals of JPI HDHL are as follows:
- The coordination of the scope of research programmes across Europe and reducing duplication of efforts.
- The allowance for easier to address common challenges developing suitable solutions with the same objective concerning food, nutrition and active life policy in the international arena while taking into consideration cultural diversities among countries.
- The promotion of scientific excellence through joint activities with common funding and peer-review processes to minimise fragmentation of research activities and to use public resources more efficiently and effectively improving the accountability and transparency of public research programmes.
- The support of cross-border collaboration and facilitation of data pooling and their collection in a uniform and standardised way.
- The sharing expertise scattered across countries or throughout Europe as a whole promoting creation of a critical mass, cross-border mobility and training to facilitate timely dissemination and translation of research results to inform public health practice and policy.
- The increase of the scientific, technological and innovative impacts of public investments in research by strengthening the coordination with other related policies through greater programme visibility and promotion of cross-border policy learning.
Due to the strong commitment of the participating Member and Associated States, the JPI HDHL is overly sure to reach these ambitious goals.