While facing climate change and natural resource scarcity, ensuring sufficient, nutritious, safe and affordable food to a fast growing world population with changing dietary habits becomes increasingly challenging. The protein supply is in this respect most critical. Integration of a variety of new or alternative protein sources from both terrestrial and aquatic origin into new and/or existing processes or products needs to be explored, in order to develop and ensure more sustainable, resilient supply chains, featuring high consumer acceptability by a clean labelling approach and attractive market opportunities.


Sharing this goal, the EU H2020 funded projects NextGenProteins, ProFuture, Smart Protein, and SUSINCHAIN launched Horizon4Proteins, a Webinar series – started on 13th December 2021 —to work together in key aspects such as: Consumer acceptance of alternative proteins, safety and regulatory challenges, food applications, and sustainability.


In May 2023, GIANT LEAPS, Like-a-PRO and VALPRO Path projects also joined the Cluster to support the EU transition towards a more sustainable and resilient food system.
Horizon4Proteins invites researchers, farmers, producers and policymakers to join the conversation and contribute to the present and future of the sector.

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Upcoming events

Horizon4Proteins webinar: Alternative protein integration in EU diets

Join us on Tuesday 23 January 2024, from 15:00 to 16:20 CET, and get insights on the integration of alternative proteins in EU diets.

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ProFuture final conference: Microalgae for the foods and feeds of the future

13-14 September 2023

Comet Louise, Brussels

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NextGenProteins Conference: Exploring the potential of new protein sources for food and feed


Bremerhaven, Germany

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