HUN ENG
Food safety, nutrition science
"Dissemination of the current challenges and results of food safety, nutrition science, origin and consumer protection by modern and diverse methods and aligned content development in order to promote health-conscious consumer culture." TÁMOP-4.2.3.12/1/KONV-2012-0025

 

Title: "Dissemination of the current challenges and results of food safety, nutrition science, origin and consumer protection by modern and diverse methods and aligned content development in order to promote health-conscious consumer culture."

Project ID: TÁMOP-4.2.3.12/1/KONV-2012-0025
Duration: 01 January 2013 – 31 May 2015
Total cost: 137,643,654 HUF
Subvention: 100%
Consortium leader: Eszterházy Károly College
Consortium members:
North Hungarian Regional Consumer Protection Association
Biokékes Non-profit Ltd.
Eger Innovations Research and Development Non-profit Ltd.

 

Aim of the project:
Food product scandals, customer complaints, product falsification and similar issues call the attention to the importance of food safety, product originality and consumer protection; at the same time one can see that the problems above are caused by the lack of information. The solution is complex: includes the improvement of health-consciousness and cooperation of numerous industrial, social and academic in comprehensive programs. In addition, it is of key importance to educate professionals working in this field. In order to realize the above mentioned goals, within the frames of our program, we integrate industrial companies, civil society organizations and research institutes, realize diverse programs and work out novel dissemination tools (competitions for secondary school students, open days, spectacular exhibitions, scientific workshops and conferences, publications, films and other dissemination materials). Since consumer protection and food quality questions are of great importance for the entire society, we use various communication tools and grouped into 30 tasks/programs.

 

The realization of Hungarian origin and consumer protection on high level requires the education, informing and dissemination of new tools, methods, scientific results, foreign best practices and quality assurance systems amongst the parties concerned.

 

In the course of the project we emphasize the role of Hungarian food producer companies, because there are ambitions of great importance to help the Hungarian food industry as national leading manufacturing sector in enhancing market positions of food products of good quality and improving competitiveness of food manufacturers. Therefore, it is crucial to give authentic information to the costumers, and improve the confidence in the safe Hungarian products of good quality.

 

Activities and results of the Egerfood Regional Knowledge Centre

  • Investigation of grapevine buds

    The report on spring frost damage of grapevine buds in Eger was prepared by the Food and Research Centre of the Eszterházy Károly University

  • 2nd WINETWORK Technical Working Group Meeting

    The second meeting of the Technical Working Group representing the Eger wine region in the WINETWORK project was organized in Eger on 28th June 2016.

  • Viticulture an oenology competition and conference

    The professional competition and conference entitled „Eszterházy Károly Viticulture and Oenology Days” was organized in Eger 15-16 February 2016.

  • Opening Conference – 2016 – The Year of Young Hungarian Entrepreneurs

    The opening conference of „2016 – The Year of Young Hungarian Entrepreneurs” was organized in the House of Hungarians. The event aimed to inform young Hungarian entrepreneurs living abroad about the future agenda of the program and opportunities offered by the Hungarian Government.

  • WINETWORK Technical Working Group Meeting

    The first meeting of the Technical Working Group representing the Eger wine region in the WINETWORK project was organized in Eger on 5th November 2015.

  • Professional network at an international level

    The Hungarian Development Center has prepared an interview about the WINETWORK project of the Horizon 2020 EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The project is based on the cooperation of 11 partners representing 7 European countries including the Food and Wine Research Centre of the Eszterházy Károly University of Applied Sciences, Hungary.

  • Development of the Knowledge Centres of the University

    Due to a successful project proposal of the University, new research groups are formed in the fields of viticulture and plant protection, food science and oenology, landscape ecology and GIS, IT and quality assurance in addition to rural development. The project aims to increase the R+D potential of the Tokaj wine region.

  • WINETWORK kick-off meeting

    The aim of the WINETWORK project, in which the EGERFOOD Regional Knowledge Centre, Eszterházy Károly College will also participate, is to build a network for the exchange and transfer of innovative knowledge between European wine-growing regions to increase the productivity and sustainability of the sector.

  • Success at the XXXIIth National Scientific Students’ Associations Conference

    The Biology section of the XXXIIth National Scientific Students’ Associations Conference was organized at the University of Pécs 8th-10th April 2015. During these 3 days the lectures of 217 students from 18 different institutes were presented. The Bachelor, Master and PhD students presented their results to the panel of experts and to the further participants.

  • FA 1303 COST meeting in Budapest

    International cooperation for the sustainable control of grapevine trunk diseases