Call on knowledge transfer of research on Aquatic Pollutants

The Call on knowledge transfer of research on Aquatic Pollutants will be part of the AquaticPollutants ERA-Net Cofund action and support the AquaticPollutants cofunded call projects. The objective is to realize a better and wider dissemination, develop new innovative methods to support the transfer of research and the uptake of results into the public and administrative sector, policy, industry or economy. This will lead to a greater and focused impact and increase the awareness of projects’ outcomes. Moreover, cross-cutting issues, that address all transnational projects alike, can better be dealt with. The implementation of a knowledge transfer project will in addition lead to a better alignment of the three participating JPIs and improve their collaboration possibilities.

Proposals should be built by a consortia of German, French and Swedish institutions. The total budget of the call is approximately 1,050,000 Euro

Information & application

This call is closed.

Call Secretariat and National points of contact

The Call on knowledge transfer of research on Aquatic Pollutants is hosted by Project Management Jülich.

National points of contact:

Stefanie Pietsch:
Sabine Sorge:

Tristan Lescure,

Anna Maria Fleetwood:
Patriq Fagerstedt:


French National Research Agency (ANR)

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Swedish Research Council (SRC)

Supported projects

Aquatic Pollutants

The three Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) on Water, Oceans and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) are pleased to announce a 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.

The call AquaticPollutants will support research and innovation projects that establish integrated and cross-sectoral approaches for risk-management combining the research areas of contaminants of emerging concerns (CECs), pathogens and antimicrobial resistance. The whole water cycle, from the source through the river basins and eventually to the estuaries and oceans, has to be considered. The projected call budget is approximately 25 million Euro (co-funded by the European Commission).

There are still major risks associated with the occurrence of emerging contaminants, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in our water bodies and oceans. To face these challenges in a comprehensive way and to develop multidisciplinary and practical solutions for the provision of safe drinking water and healthy aquatic environments, this Joint Transnational Call (JTC) aims to make the research communities in the freshwater, marine and the health sectors work together and create synergies for joint approaches.

Call themes

  1. Measuring – Environmental behaviour of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems
  2. Evaluating – Risk assessment and management of CECs, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria from aquatic ecosystems (inland and marine) to human health and environment
  3. Taking Actions – Strategies to reduce CECs, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems (inland and marine)

Information & application


Due to the high numbers of pre-proposals submitted and summer holiday season across Europe, the evaluation phase of the pre-proposals had to be prolonged. The guidelines for full-proposal submission and new timeline are now available (see below). The Submission platform is also now open.

  • Call opening: 17 February 2020
  • Deadline pre-proposals: 18 May 2020, 17.00 CET
  • Invitation to submit full proposals: 19 October 2020
  • Deadline full proposals: 23 November 2020
  • Funding decision announced: March 2021
  • Start of projects: 2021
  • Project ends: 2024


This call is closed.

Support for applicants

Call Secretariat

The AquaticPollutants Call Secretariat is hosted by Project Management Jülich.

Stefanie Pietsch,
Sabine Sorge,


Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO)
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS)
The Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO)

Conselho Nacional das Fundações Estaduais de Amparo à Pesquisa (CONFAP)

Research and Innovation Foundation (RIF)

Czech Republic
Technologická Agentura České Republiky (TAČR)

Innovation Fund Denmark (IFD)

Eesti Teadusagentuur (ETAg)

Academy of Finland (AKA)

French National Research Agency (ANR)

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

General Secretariat for Research & Technology (GSRT)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Ministry of Health – Chief Scientist Office (CSO-MOH)

Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione dell’Ambiente Regione Siciliana (A.R.P.A. Sicilia)
Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca (MUR)

Ministry of Education and Science (IZM)

National Agency for Research and Development (NARD)

The Research Council of Norway (RCN)

National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR)

Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT, I.P.)

Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI)

Scottish Enterprise (SCOTENT)

South Africa
Water Research Commission (WRC)

Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI)
Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII)

Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS)
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
Swedish Research Council (SRC)

Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST)

Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MHESR)

The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK)

Supported projects

JPIAMR Network Plus 2020

The JPIAMR is launching the tenth call for transnational networks in partnership with eight member countries; Canada, France, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Sweden.

The intent of the call “JPIAMR Network Plus 2020” is to support networks to design and implement ways to support AMR research considering at least one of the six strategic areas of the JPIAMR Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA): Therapeutics, Diagnostics, Surveillance, Transmission, Environment and Interventions. Networks should develop and implement activities focusing on AMR within the domains of Human health, Animal health and the Environment. The Networks are encouraged to bridge multiple One Health areas as needed and to consider the incorporation of their activities within the JPIAMR-Virtual Research Institute (JPIAMR-VRI).

Networks will be funded with €50,000-100,000 per year per Network for one to two years, to connect experts from research performing organisations and establish expertise clusters in the AMR community. Networks may build upon new or existing global collaborations/partnerships. The total budget of the call is approximately 940,000 Euro.

The formation of larger, multi-coordinator Networks is possible according to national rules. This is an ERA-NET JPI-EC-AMR additional activity.

Note that JPIAMR Network calls do not fund research projects.

Scope of the call

Projects should aim to either:

  • Develop strategies, tools, technologies, and methods for the detection, monitoring, profiling and/or surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and dynamics leading to resistance.
  • Study ways to facilitate and implement the uptake and use of existing strategies, tools, technologies, and/or methods for the detection, monitoring, profiling and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and dynamics leading to resistance.

Expected Outcomes

It is expected that this JPIAMR call will contribute to the urgent need to curb the burden associated with the most prioritised infections in different geographical settings. This topic area is also suitable to reinforce collaborations involving industry and social sciences. Regional LMIC led collaborations are welcomed. The results of the funded projects should contribute to improved understanding, monitoring and detection of AMR where efforts to curb AMR will have a global impact.

Suggested Focal Areas

  • Establish the validity of new or improved diagnostic tools, technologies and methods.
  • Evaluate how new or improved diagnostics can promote more prudent use of antibiotics (e.g. narrow spectrum antibiotics) in human and veterinary use
  • Rapid diagnostics (essential for optimal antimicrobial selection) and point-of-care techniques, to improve personalised or individual therapies
  • Development of new, or more efficient use and accessibility of already existing, tools, technologies and/or methods to detect AMR in multiple reservoirs, for example human, animal and environmental samples

Projects are encouraged to consider the global use of the tools, technologies and methods, including use in low and lower middle income settings (e.g. lack of laboratory facilities, affordable diagnostic tests, unreliable or unavailable electricity supplies or points-of-care-tests).

The following sub-topics are not within the scope of the call:

  • Investigations based on, or involving, clinical trials.
  • Investigations aiming to improve existing commercial technology or products (more details on this will be in the full call text and annexes)

Information & application

This call is closed.


Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)

French National Research Agency (ANR)

Ministry of Health (It-MOH)

Ministry of Education and Science (IZM)

The Research Council of Norway (RCN)

National Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII)

Swedish Research Council (SRC)

The Netherlands
The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw)

Supported projects

Seven networks including 146 partners from 35 countries were funded within the JPIAMR 10th transnational call: “JPIAMR Network Plus 2020”. The total funding amount was approx. 737.000 €. Click on the network titles in the list below to read more on each network.