Strong interest for the Aquatic Pollutants call

Jun. 4, 2020

184 pre-proposals involving 1065 partners were submitted by closing date, totalling a sum of 179.5 M€ in requested funding.

184 pre-proposals involving 1065 partners were submitted by closing date, totalling a sum of 179.5 M€ in requested funding.

In February 2020 the three Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) on Water, Oceans and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in collaboration with the European Commission launched the Aquatic Pollutants joint transnational call for research and innovation projects on risks posed to human health and the environment by pollutants and pathogens present in the water resources. In the call 26 countries are pooling resources of about 24.2 M€.

Research & innovation proposals were invited to respond to at least one of the themes outlined in the call.  The table below gives an overview of the themes addressed in the project proposals:

Theme Proposals
Theme 1 – Measuring
Environmental behaviour of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems

77

Total requested funding of 75.2 M€

Theme 2 – Evaluating
Risk Assessment and Management of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria from aquatic ecosystems (inland, coastal and marine) to human health and environment

41

Total requested funding of 42.3 M€

Theme 3 – Taking Actions
Strategies to reduce contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems (inland, coastal and marine)

66

Total requested funding of 61.9 M€

Pre-proposals passing the eligibility check and national regulations will be forwarded to the evaluators for a scientific assessment based on two criteria – ‘Excellence’ and ‘Impact’. The best pre-proposals will be invited by the Call Secretariat to proceed to the submission of the full proposal.

To read more about the Eligibility Criteria and evaluation procedures, please download the Aquatic Pollutants Call Announcement here.