Food safety is a top priority for the European Commission. The central goal is to assure a high level of protection of human health through safe products by the food industry -Europe’s largest manufacturing and employment sector. The EU-funded FOODSAFETY4EU project will design, develop and release a multi-stakeholder platform for the future European Food Safety System (FSS). The platform aims at establishing a network of FSS actors at the national, European and international level. It will enable them to access resources and data efficiently, synchronise food safety research strategies, share and exchange scientific knowledge and contribute to transparent communication regarding the FSS. The FOODSAFETY4EU platform will maximise cooperation within the system and with the civil society boosting the co-creation of strategies and their translation into policies and funding programmes.
The multi-annual project “FoodSafety4EU” has officially started on Jan 1, 2021. The main goal ofthe project is tostart planning integrated actions to put the basis for building together the platform for the Food Safety System of the future in Europe. The goal will be reached through a participatory process by a network of 23 partners (Food Safety Authorities, experts in food safety research, social innovation and communication, ICT companies, industries and consumer associations) interacting with the 44 project’s stakeholders, named “Supporting Partners”. Cittadinanzattiva, through its EU branch Active Citizenship Network,is one of the “Supporting Partners”, together with European Consumer Union, and has been invited for the “FoodSafety4EU Supporting Partners Meeting” during the Kick-Off Meeting on January 29th, 2021. Read more
In the second half of 2021, Active Citizenship Network, together with other supporting partners part of the project, was involved in the FoodSafety4EU activities by providing its voice on the importance of shaping a Food Safety System at the EU level and demonstrating its support to the project, with the hope to better address the topic of food safety in the context of the Conference on the Future of Europe.
To see the commitment of Active Citizenship Network to the #FS4EU activities, please click here.