TITLE: A EUROPEAN NETWORK TO FOLLOW-UP THE REFORMULATION OF MANUFACTURED FOODS IN TERMS OF THE REDUCTION OF THE LEVELS OF FAT, SATURED AND TRANS FAT, SALT AND SUGAR. IDENTIFICATION AND EXCHANGE OF GOOD PRACTICES ON THE TECHNICAL AND ECONOMICAL ASPECTS OF REFORMULATIONS IN SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED ENTERPRISES.
EAHC PRIORITIES: 3.2 PROMOTE HEALTHIER WAYS OF LIFE AND REDUCE MAJOR DISEASES AND INJURIES BY TACKLING HEALTH DETERMINANTS 3.2.1. NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
TARGET GROUPS: NGOs, Food Industries Associations, Consumes Associations or Public Administrations dealing with the topics proposed by the project
GENERAL FRAMEWORK: Follow-up of the reformulation of manufactured foods – exchange of good practice with regard to the reduction of the levels of fat, saturated and trans fats, salt and sugar in manufactured foods focusing on the technical and economical aspects of reformulations in small and medium sized enterprises. The aim is to support the follow-up of the implementation of the White Paper on a Strategy for Europe on Nutrition, Overweight, and Obesity-related health issues. Private actors have a major role to play in developing the healthy choice for consumers, and in empowering them to make healthy lifestyle decisions: their actions in this area can complement government policy and legislative initiatives at European and national level. Where private actors work across different Member States, as in the case of large industry players, a further broad area for action is to develop a common consistent approach to consumers across the EU. Making the healthy option available and affordable: The food industry (from producers to retailers) could make demonstrable improvements in areas such as the reformulation of foods in terms of salt, fats, particularly saturated and trans fats, and sugars for consumers across the EU and to consider ways to promote consumer acceptance of reformulated products. There is also evidence that good practices of retailers in Member States, promoting healthy products such as fruits and vegetables at cheap prices on a regular basis, have led to a positive impact on diets.
Keeping consumers informed: Retailers and food companies could fully contribute to current voluntary national initiatives.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The general objective of SALUS project will be to follow-up the reformulation of the manufactured foods, the analysis of the EU context and the identification and exchange of the best practices in terms of the reduction of the levels of fat, saturated and trans fats, salt and sugar in manufactured foods and information campaigns for consumers. In addition, the project will aim to identify and disseminate good practices in the New Member States on the project issues. SALUS will be aimed to promote healthier ways of life and reduce major diseases and injuries by tackling health determinants in this critical field.
The strategic objectives of SALUS project will be: 1) to build a EU network at least constituted by 50% of partners from New Member and Candidate countries; 2) to analyse the EU context about the rules, laws and situations about food reformulation in terms of the reduction of salt, sugar and fat levels; 3) to follow-up the reformulation of the manufactured foods (among SMEs) 4) to identify and exchange experiences among countries partner of the project; 5) to arrange a European information and awareness campaign for consumers; 6) to create the first European Clearing House for the SMEs and Consumers about the manufactured foods.
PROJECT WORK PLAN WP1. Project management. WP2. Communication and dissemination of results. WP3. Monitoring and evaluation. WP4. Analysis of the local context about the rules, laws and situations about food reformulation in terms of reduction of salt, sugar and fat. WP5. Identification and Exchange of best practices. WP6. European information and awareness campaign for consumers. WP7. European Clearing House on food reformulation for SMEs and Consumers.
SPECIFIC PROGRAMME "CRIMINAL JUSTICE" (2007-2013)- CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2009 JLS/2009/JPEN/AG - SPECIFIC TRANSNATIONAL AND NATIONAL PROJECTS
TITLE: Identification and dissemination of European best practices about the restorative justice and evaluation of the role and application of the mediation and the alternative measures in the EU member states.
ACRONYM: FREEDOM WINGS
The overall objective of the project is the collection, dissemination, promotion of good practices at transnational level on programs of restorative justice and mediation and the non-custodial treat-ment measures. It should also highlighted the aim of contributing to the adaptation of participat-ing countries legal system as promised, in particular, the application programs of restorative jus-tice and mediation (see the European Union Council Framework Decision on the position of victims in criminal proceedings, 2001/220/JHA of 15 March 2001 and the Resolution on Action Plans to implement the Vienna Declaration on Crime and Justice: the new challenges of the twenty-first century, the United Nations General Assembly - No 56/261, 31/01/2002, and the resolution on the Basic Principles on the application of restorative justice programs in criminal matters, Economic and Social Council of the United Nations No 15/2002).
OBJECTIVES: Specifically, the project aims to: 1. Identify pathways of excellence in the treatment of: a) children (14-18 years) and young adults (who have committed the crime aged less than 18) borne by the juvenile justice system. b) adults in execution of punishment that may have initiated pathways of reflection "about possi-ble remedial actions for the consequences of the crime" taking into account the rights of the vic-tim. Participating countries should identify measures that include: for children and young adults, pro-cedural interventions aimed at reducing the use of imprisonment as advocated by the Standard Minimum Rules for the Administration of Juvenile Justice, VII Congress of the United Nations Bei-jing, 1985; for adults, alternative measures to detention, as recommended by the resolutions of the Council of Europe and the United Nations.
2. Comparison and Evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions delivered for children and young adults.
3. Test the operational procedures system used for the most representative cases especially in re-lation to the inter-institutional collaboration between operators involved in juvenile and ordinary justice and police, courts, local services, etc..
4. Verify the system of rules and regulations affecting international resolutions: training of media-tors, procedures for the protection of the parties, legislation to protect the rights of victims. 5. Verify the effectiveness of interventions implemented in the field of the restorative justice and mediation in the juvenile justice system and the ordinary justice.
6. Building a vision of restorative justice and a shared methodology of work between all profes-sionals and institutions police.
ACTIVITIES: 1. Analysis and mapping of experiences of restorative justice and criminal mediation. 2. Analysis of the mediator system, their cultural profile, training and experience in the field. Organisation of focus groups on the integrated working. 3. Organisation of multiagency focus groups on the restorative justice. 4. Creation of a scientific-technical board for the monitoring of the actions. 5. Organization of seminars and / or study visits in the participating countries with the in-volvement of experts and institutions