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 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.