The Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI) is a supporting partner of the new Horizon2020 project FOODSAFETY4EU. The project, coordinated by the Institute of Sciences of Food Production, Italy, starts on January 1, 2021 and will run for 3 years. The multi-actor consortium consists of 23 partners from 12 countries and 44 supporting partners.

The main outcome will be a multi-actor platform for food safety system actors and stakeholders to drive the transition of the existing European food safety systems towards a comprehensive and constantly updated framework. It will enable efficient access to resources and data (e.g., studies, publications, and data on certain topics), and the sharing and exchange of scientific knowledge and contributions through dedicated tools. As such, the platform will aim to enable and support the cooperation and interaction among different actors through the development and implementation of participatory processes in four regional hubs and food safety operational labs.

The project will also develop strategies to improve public awareness of food safety and civil society engagement.

Dr. Gerhard Schleining, member of the GHI board, will represent GHI on this project.