The Joint Programming Initiative aims to pool national research efforts in order to make better use of Europe's public research and development resources and to tackle common European challenges more effectively in a key areas.
The funding available for individual Calls varies, and can be found in the Call text.
The overall aim of Joint Programming is to pool national research efforts in order to make better use of Europe's public research and development resources and to tackle common European challenges more effectively in key areas.
Suitable Joint Programming areas are identified by a High Level Group on Joint Programming (GPC from the French "Groupe de Programmation Conjointe") consisting of nominees from Member States and the Commission, following a thorough consultation of stakeholders. Based on the result of the GPC, the Council, upon a proposal by the Commission, recommends a limited number of areas in which to implement Joint Programming in priority.
Participation of Member States in each initiative is "à la carte", based on voluntary commitments leading to partnerships composed of variable groups of countries.
In general, research groups working in universities (or other higher education institutions), non-university public research institutes, hospitals, and commercial companies may apply; however, specific eligibility criteria may apply to individual Calls
Joint Programming follows a structured strategic process whereby Member States agree common visions and strategic research agendas to address major societal challenges.
The following Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) have launched to date:
- Alzheimer and other Neurodegenerative Diseases (JPND)
- Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE)
- A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life
- Cultural Heritage and Global Change: A New Challenge for Europe
- Urban Europe - Global Urban Challenges, Joint European Solutions
- Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe (CliK'EU)
- More Years, Better Lives - The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change
- Antimicrobial Resistance- The Microbial Challenge - An Emerging Threat to Human Health
- Water Challenges for a Changing World
- Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans