International cooperation

AMR is a global challenge needing national coordination and international collaboration. JPIAMR through its Steering Committee and Secretariat engage and collaborate with other AMR funding agencies, international initiatives and relevant stakeholders.

International cooperation activities within JPIAMR aim to:

  • build the critical mass needed to provide an effective response to the AMR challenge;
  • coordinate global AMR research funding, and
  • participate more effectively in agenda setting in international AMR policy and research policy fora.

Below you can find an overview of the current global landscape of international AMR initiatives and JPIAMR engagement and collaboration with them.

Cooperation with international funders

JPIAMR collaborates with AMR international funding organisations, including those listed below.

An overview of AMR science policy and funding can be found in this article: Research, Innovation, and Policy: An Alliance Combating Antimicrobial Resistance, Trends in Microbiology, April 2019.

“AMR Educational Activity – Joint Programming Committee”

JPIAMR participates in this action with Carb-X, Wellcome, GARDp, Novo Repair who sponsor sessions in key international events and co-branded joint activities such as in ECCMID or ASM. An example of the types of actions of this group can be seen here: External Webinars – REVIVE (


ICARS collaborates with JPIAMR through participation in joint calls supporting researchers in low and middle income countries (LMIC). ICARS works to develop partnerships with LMICs to advance the implementation of their National Action Plans (NAPs. More information on ICARS can be found here: ICARS – International Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance Solutions (


JPIAMR participates in the Aquapollutants ERAnet Co-fund through a collaboration with JPI Water and JPI Oceans.

Engagement with international organisations

JPIAMR works actively to engage with International Organisations on AMR. The following is a list of some of the organisations that JPIAMR engages with.

United Nations

JPIAMR provided input on the AMR research policy section to the UN Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (IAGC) that provides recommendations on a global AMR governance to the UN Secretary-General.

World Health Organization

JPIAMR was involved in the WHO pre-clinical pipeline analysis as well as updating the clinical antibacterial pipeline analysis. It also provided input to the drafting of the selection criteria for products that would be funded through a potential new “WHO/EIB impact investment fund” to support late clinical development for antibacterials and diagnostics. JPIAMR is also taking part of the expert group on new fungal priority pathogen list.

The European Commission

JPIAMR works closely with the European Commission (EC). The EC is a non-voting member of JPIAMR through representatives of DG Research and Innovation. There is fluent dialogue in coordination of activities and calls. Ongoing conversations are held with the EC in regards to a new “One Health AMR European Partnership”. Read more on the support from the EC.

International policy engagement

JPIAMR has been highlighted as a key international initiative by different international organisations. Below are some of the documents that refer to JPIAMR:

Regional workshops across continents

JPIAMR has held several geographic workshops to develop “R&D International Cooperation for tackling the global AMR challenge”. Click on the workshop name to download the workshop report in pdf.

Stakeholders relations

JPIAMR is member of the following Stakeholders Boards of different AMR international complementary initiatives:

  • AMR R&D Global Hub
  • IMI and its Steering Group of Infectious Diseases regarding the coordination and complementarity of funding programmes.
  • EJP One Health
  • MicrobiomeSupport
  • SEDRIC Surveillance Network
  • European Clinical Trial Network (ECRAID) initiative
  • Glopid-R
  • Transatlantic Task Force on AMR (TATFAR)
  • EU Openscreen
  • Value DX