The meeting started with a Strength2Food webinar on ‘Food Quality Labels: do they matter for consumers? Empirical results from a pan-European study and policy recommendations’, organised in cooperation with University of Bonn (UBO), the European Food Information Council (EUFIC) and Newcastle University (UNEW). During the session, Prof Monika Hartmann discussed key insights from 2 pan-European consumer surveys (refer to Deliverable report D8.1), and addressed questions such as:
- What do consumers care about?
- Are labels effective in informing consumers?
- Can we improve label perceptions?
The talk concluded with policy & practical recommendations and an interactive Q&A session with online participants. The webinar, which was targeted at policy makers, industry, trade and consumer representatives, was attended by 180 registered participants (full recording of the webinar available here.
The interim Meeting commenced straight after, with presentations on WP10: Synthesis of Findings & Policy Recommendations (AUTH), Strategic Guides for Practitioners (UNIPR), Creation of Technical Support Systems and Decision Making Tools (IMPMENT), and developing Educational Materials for Schools (Barilla & UNIPR). Congrats to all partners on another excellent interim meeting! Looking forward to meeting all again at the next Annual Project Meeting in Warsaw, Poland, in May 2020!