In 2011, the European Commission established the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR), together with 11 European member countries. Today, JPIAMR is a global collaborative platform and has engaged 27 nations to curb antibiotic resistance (AMR) with a One Health approach. The initiative coordinates national funding to support transnational research and activities within the six priority areas of the shared JPIAMR Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda – therapeutics, diagnostics, surveillance, transmission, environment and interventions. To date JPIAMR has supported research and network projects, with funding of approximately 67 million euro. JPIAMR is continuously adding member nations. The JPIAMR is currently developing a platform to extend shared research capabilities on a global scale through the Virtual Research Institute (JPIAMR-VRI).
The Secretariat of JPIAMR is hosted by the Swedish Research Council in Stockholm, Sweden.