What is Joint Programming
What is Joint Programming?
Research efforts can be essential to address major societal challenges. In some cases these are so great that national research programmes cannot tackle them effectively on their own. Yet, the vast bulk of research programmes in Europe are run in an isolated way, leading to unwanted fragmentation or ineffectiveness. Joint programming aims to remedy this situation.
Joint Programming Initiatives were set up to pool national research efforts in order to make better use of Europe’s public R&D resources and to tackle common European challenges more effectively in a few key areas. They are designed to overcome the fragmentation of national research programmes to address global challenges.
European Member States agree, on a voluntary basis and in a partnership approach, on a common Strategic Research Agenda to address major societal challenges, which will be implemented jointly.
The following Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) have been identified:
- Neurodegenerative Diseases/Alzheimer’s
- Agriculture, food security and climate change
- A healthy diet for a healthy life
- Cultural heritage & global change
- Urban Europe
- More years, better lives
- Antimicrobial resistance
- Water challenges
- Healthy & productive seas and oceans