News archive - FP7 project FOCUS BALKANS started

The project FOCUS BALKANS with the general objective to improve competencies and understanding in the field of consumer food science in the Western Balkan countries (WBC) will be running from 2008 to 2011.

Trainings on state of the art methodologies, practical techniques and theories in Food Consumer Sciences will be organized targeting a wide range of organizations from the public and private sectors, NGOs and consumer associations.

National meetings in each of the Western Balkan Countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia) with stakeholders active in Food Consumption related fields will take place twice a year.

Four market and consumer studies (on products with positive nutritional properties – fruits and health food – and sustainability (organic and traditional food products) will measure the drivers and determinants of this products related consumption behaviours plus one quantitative survey will systematically be conducted by WBC organisations as a mechanism for learning-by-doing.

Further information (news, events, project presentation, partners contacts, etc.) is available at the FOCUS-BALKANS website:

FOCUS Balkans, FP7 KBBE 2007 1, GA 212579, is supported by the European Commission, DG Research


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Entry created by Elke Dall on March 5, 2009
Modified on March 5, 2009