The EPSO Nutritional Security Working Group will discuss and contribute to defining new paths and solutions for resilient and sustainable production systems using innovative solutions in the food and nutrition area.

Plant-based foods have received remarkable attention during recent decades in nutrition research, due to the biological activities recognized for many classes of phytochemicals and the relevance that food nutritional security topics are finding in European countries. The availability and accessibility to nutritionally-rich food sources are hallmarks for human health and wellbeing. That is why many efforts are being directed towards both traditional and new crops.

The workshop will be carried out as a hybrid event 27 – 28 May 2022, with physical presence of a limited number of participants in Lecce / IT as well as live streaming (up to 500 participants, through the Gotowebinar platform).

To participate in Lecce, please email Marina Korn [email protected] until 29.4.2022.

 To participate online, please register at the following the link until 20.5.2022:

The meeting intends to increase collaborations between the working group members both bi-and multi-lateral. In addition, it will provide information to finalise the EPSO statement on Nutritional Security, including recommendations on R&I as science advice to policy to the European Commission as well as national authorities.

The workshop will be held 27 May (10 am – 6pm) – 28 May 2022 (10 am – 1pm).


Workshop sessions

  • Improving the nutritional value of major and minor (neglected) crops, moderated by Katia Petroni
  • Recovery and stabilization of primary/secondary metabolites from food matrices & side-products, moderated by Marina Korn
  • Environmentally friendly and valuable alternatives to traditional food sources, moderated by Monika Schreiner
  • Assessing the nutritional value and safety along food chains, moderated by Angelo Santino,


We very much look forward to welcoming you at the workshop.

Angelo Santino, Monika Schreiner & Marina Korn, Chiara Tonelli & Katia Petroni, and Karin Metzlaff


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Contacts: Angelo Santino (CNR, chair), Marina Korn (co-organiser)