From Evidence to Action - Sustaining the Impact of Best-ReMaP

18-20 September 2023 - Paris, France

Day 118 September 2023Open Conference of the Best-ReMaP Joint Action
Day 219 September 2023General Assembly meeting for the partners of the Best-ReMaP project
Day 320 September 2023General Assembly and Steering Committee meeting

Participation at these events is free of charge. The language of the events is English.

The main focus of the Best-ReMaP Joint Action is on adapting, replicating and implementing effective health interventions, based on practices that have been proven to work in the areas of food reformulation, reducing food marketing to children and public procurement of healthy food in public settings, thus contributing to increased offer of healthier options of processed foods (by reducing salt, sugar and fat from the processed foods) available in EU (super)markets.

Conference Agenda

Day 1, 18 September 2023

Open Conference of the Best-ReMaP Joint Action

Venue: Ministry of Solidarity and Health, 14 Avenue Duquesne 75007, Paris - Salle Leroque

8:15 - 9:00Registration and welcome coffee
9:00 - 9:10Conference opening
The story behind Best-ReMaP: The vision, values, and people - PRESENTATION
Mojca Gabrijelčič-Blenkuš, Scientific Coordinator: NIJZ - National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia
9:10 - 9:30Representative of the European Commission:
Philippe Roux

Head of Unit B1: Cancer, Health in all policies, DG SANTE
9:30 - 9:40Representative of French Ministry: Christian Rabaud, General Director for Health
Keynote speeches
9:40 - 9:55Healthy Lives - the Quest for a New Economic Model - PRESENTATION
Franco Sassi - Imperial College London
9:55 - 10:10WHO Europe – Priority actions and innovative monitoring tools - PRESENTATION
Kremlin Wickramasinghe - Head of WHO European Office for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD Office)
10:10 - 10:40Tea break
10:40 - 11:05Improving the monitoring of the food offer - PRESENTATION
Karine Vin, WP5 Leader, ANSES - Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety, France
Leader for the Work Package on Processed Food Monitoring and Reformulation
Panelist: Stefanie Vandevijvere, Sciensano. Presentation: Public policies to stimulate food reformulation
11:05 - 11:30Procurement of sustainable and high quality food in public institutions - PRESENTATION
Mojca Gabrijelčič WP7 leader, Neža Fras, NIJZ. WP7 Partners: Betina Bergmann Madsen, Charlene Vassallo, Katarzyna Brukało, DG SANTE representative: Wim Debeuckelaere
11:30 - 11:55Reducing the marketing of unhealthy foods to children - PRESENTATION
Maria João Gregório, WP6 Co-Leader, Directorate-General of Health Portugal
Magdalena Muc, The Open University, UK
Ana Contreras Navarro, University College Cork Ireland
11:55 - 12:20Streching break
12:20 - 13:20What are the strategic orientations for the future?
Presentation of JA Best-ReMaP Final Roadmap
Marco Silano, WP4 Leader, ISS - Italian National Institute of Health
Leader of the Work Package on nutrition policies
Roundtable discussion on the challenges for the future
Christine Berling, Betina Bergmann Madsen, Paolo Vineis
13:20 - 14:30Lunch break
Restaurant of the Ministry of Health. Lunch is served from 13:30
14:30 - 15:00Social inequalities, health and nutrition situation among European children - PRESENTATION
Speaker: Tim Lobstein consultant
15:00 - 15:30Facilitating the food offer monitoring in Europe: FABLE – the JRC Food and Beverages Labels Explorer - PRESENTATION
Speaker: Jan Wollgast, Joana Dias & Eva Grammatikaki, JRC
15:30 - 15:45Best-ReMaP and the OECD - PRESENTATION
Michele Cecchini, OECD
15:45 - 16:00Challenges for the future – presentation of the new Joint Action on non-communicable diseases:
Prevent NCDs Joint Action
Speaker: Knut Inge Klepp, Scientific Coordinator of the news Joint Action - Prenvent NCDs
Q & A
16:00 - 16:20Spanish presidency and opportunities for implementation of Best-ReMaP recommendations - PRESENTATION
Speaker: Ms Isabel Peña-Rey, Executive Director of AESAN (Spanish Food Safety and Nutrition Agency)
16:20 - 16:30Closing remarks and conclusion
Scientific Coordinator:
Mojca Gabrijelčič-Blenkuš, NIJZ, Slovenia
17:00 - 18:30Guided tour
2 buses will wait in front of the MoH – Tour duration: 1h30
19:00 - Standing Reception
Restaurant la Terrasse du 7ème
2 Place de L’Ecole Militaire 75007 Paris

Day 2, 19 September 2023

General Assembly meeting

Venue: Ministry of Solidarity and Health, 14 Avenue Duquesne 75007, Paris - Auditorium

8:15 - 9:00Registration & welcome
9:00 - 9:10Opening and welcome from the JA Coordinator
Scientific Coordinator:
Tanja Amon, Kristina Kuhanec, Mojca Gabrijelčič-Blenkuš , NIJZ - National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia
9:10 - 9:20Welcome and information from DG SANTE
Speaker: Stephanie Bodenbach, DG Santé
9:20 - 9:30Welcome and information from HaDEA
Ugo Guarnacci, programme manager, HaDEA
9:30 - 13:15WP5 workshop - Food monitoring
1) Introduction - Reminder of WP5 objectives and methods
2) Recoding of pre-existing data and data collected during Best-ReMaP
3) Feedback from partners on collections from the first snapshot (T0)
4) Feedback from partners on collections from the second snapshot (T1)
5) Conclusions of task 5.1.2 on the evaluation of alternative digital sources of information/data
6) First trend of comparisons between countries
7) Impact on intakes with a focus on socio-economic categories – case study of France
8) Conclusions

Workshop includes Coffee break at 11.00.
13:15 - 14:30Lunch break
Restaurant of the Ministry of Health. Lunch is served from 13:30
14:30 - 15:30W6 workshop: Countries' experience and ethics in food marketing restrictions - interactive session with contributions from 4 countries: Portugal, Croatia, Slovenia and Finland on the experiences and challenges in WP6 activities
Marta Figueira, Directorate-General of Health Portugal
Maja Lang-Morović, Croatian Institute of Public Health
Nastja Šivec, National Institute of Public Health - Slovenia
Heli Kuusipalo, Finnish Institute for health and welfare
Magdalena Muc, The Open University
15:30 - 15:40Break
15:40 - 16:40WP7 workshop - Procurement of nutritious food in public institutions
Mojca Gabrijelčič-Blenkuš, WP7 Leader & WP partners
16:40 - 17:00Wrap up of the first day of General Assembly meeting
Scientific Coordinator:
Mojca Gabrijelčič-Blenkuš, NIJZ, Slovenia
19:30 - Standing reception
Restaurant le Vauban
7 Place Vauban 75007 Paris

Day 3, 20 September 2023

General Assembly and Steering Committee meeting

Venue: Ministry of Solidarity and Health, 14 Avenue Duquesne 75007, Paris - Auditorium

8:15 - 9:00Welcome and networking
9:00 - 9:10Opening of the second day of General Assembly meeting
Scientific Coordinator:
Mojca Gabrijelčič-Blenkuš, NIJZ - National Institute of Public Health, Slovenia
9:10 - 10:10WP4 workshop - Policy development for a healthier nutrition
Speaker: Marco Silano, ISS, WP4 leader
Panelists: Stephanie Bodenbach - DG Sante, Jan Wollgast - JRC, Dorota Sienkiewicz, Samuele Tonello - EuroHealthNet
10:10 - 10:45WP3 - Evaluating the project based on feedback by partners and stakeholders
Jaana Lindström,
THL - Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
Leader for the Evaluation Work Package.
Best-ReMaP External Evaluators:
Eva-Martos and Nathalie Farpour-Lambert
10:45 - 11:20WP2 - Communication in Best-ReMaP, best practices and lessons learnt
Albert Aszalos, Semmelweis University, Budapest
Leader for Communications
11:20 - 11:40Coffee break
11:40 - 12:10WP1 - Coordination, financial and technical report
Petra Ožbolt, Polona Kamenšek, Biljana Imširović, Mojca Gabrijelčič, NIJZ
12:10 - 12:45Closing remarks - the way ahead: Best-ReMaP - Best We Met
Scientific Coordinators:
Mojca Gabrijelčič-Blenkuš, NIJZ, Slovenia
Ugo Guarnacci, HaDEA, programme manager
12:45 - 13:15Steering Committee Meeting - Only for WP leaders + SC members
Status of the Work Packages 5, 6, 7, 4, 2 and 3
13:15 - 14:30Lunch
Restaurant of the Ministry of Health. Lunch is served from 13.30
Steering Committee Meeting - Only for WP leaders + SC members
14:30 - 15:15Closed discussion for Steering Committee members
15:15 - 16:00Presentation of conclusions and recommendations
from Steering Committee expert members with discussion

Useful information



Accessibility information: The venue is available for disabled persons with a ramp (for WCh) and elevators

Metro :

  • Line 13 : stop Saint-François Xavier / LIGNE CHATILLON-MONTROUGE – SAINT-DENIS
  • Line 8 : stop École Militaire / LIGNE BALARD  – CRETEIL
  • Line 6 : stop Cambronne / LIGNE CHARLES DE GAULLE ETOILE – NATION

Buses :

  • Line 26, 86, 87 : stop Duquesne Lowendal
  • Line 82, 92 : stop Vauban – Hôtel des Invalides
  • Line 82, 92 : stop Saint-François Xavier
  • Line 86, 87 : stop Breteuil
Closest parking facility: Parking Indigo Joffre École Militaire 2 place Joffre 75007 Paris Ouvert 24/24 – Parking fees apply. / No parking at the Ministry of Health

Ministry building


Salle Leroque entrance

Salle Leroque entrance

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