Fundación Dieta Mediterránea

National Network

Fundación Dieta Mediterránea
Johann Sebastian Bach, 8 entlo 2ª
08021 Barcelona


0034 93 414 31 58
Telephone (other)
0034 93 5171835
0034 93 209 94 07
E-Mail (2)
Organisation Type
Public/Private Non-Profit Foundation
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Others
General Information
The FDM is a non-profit organisation that collaborates both with public institutions ad with civil society, other foundations and associations, research institutes ... Its staff is composed by 11 professionals from different areas of expertise. The FDM Scientific Secretariat is located in the Parc Científic of Barcelona, a scientific centre of excellence that houses different research groups and organizations, both independent and affiliated with the University of Barcelona. Its Scientific Committee consists of 23 recognised scientist from 12 different Mediterranean and not Mediterranean countries. FDM Board is comprised of 3 public institution s: Ministry of the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs, Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Action of Generalitat of Catalonia, Barcelona City Hall, and by 8 companies of the agro-food domain. Its average budget per year is about 900.000 € (foundational projects). The activities of Mediterranean Diet Foundation (seminars, conferences, publications, workshops) are financed mainly by the mentioned public bodies.
Mission and Objectives

The Mediterranean Diet Foundation (FDM) is a non profit organization with a strictly scientific and cultural agenda, whose main objective is the safeguarding of the millennium old heritage shared by the populations of the Mediterranean basin, whose philosophy of life, food and culinary traditions have awakened the interest of eminent scientists from around the globe in the last few decades due to its role in the promotion of population well-being and environmental sustainability.
All FDM activities aim to promote Mediterranean sense of identity and cooperation among the countries of the basin.
In November 2008 FDM was recommended by the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage to provide advisory services to the Committee.

Main Projects / Activities

- Transnational Technical Coordinator of the Nomination Project for the inscription of the Mediterranean Diet on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of the UNESCO, jointly presented by governments of Greece, Italy, Morocco and Spain.
- Dissemination of new research findings and updates regarding the Mediterranean diet through biennial International Conferences
- Workshops on intangible cultural heritage (mostly focused on food), health and sustainable development, addressed to children, students and consumers.
- Organisation of international meeting on intangible cultural heritage (last one was held on 17th and 18th September in Barcelona. For more details see the News Section
Publishing of books about the Mediterranean Diet, with volumes directed toward professionals as well as the general public.
- Local, national and European projects aimed to promote healthy diet and protect the continuity of Mediterranean Diet ant its practices.

Contact (1) Full Name
Mrs. Nuria Rossell
Head of the organisation
Lluis Serra Majem
Contact (2) Full Name
Carmen Clapés