Answering the call published on 12th January 2012 for a Coordination and Support Action in support to the Joint Programming Initiative on “Water challenges for a Changing World” many of the institutions involved in this JPI took part in the submission of the WATEUR proposal which started on 1st January 2013. This CSA sustains the overall coordination and capacity-building process for the Water JPI with the initial aim of shortening the time required to reach the implementation phase and then allow the adoption of effective and efficient methods of collaboration among the partners in water research. This action helps establish effective JPI governance structures and develop a sharply focused and realistic research agenda based on the mapping and analysis of the state of the art in the specific field both at European and international level.
This publication presents the ten main goals achieved by the initiative till now.
Both the Water JPI and Horizon 2020 use public funds to achieve their goals, and enjoy a significant area of synergy in their respective research priorities. The JPI provides a channel for dialogue with the EC on future Horizon 2020 calls. Since its launch, the EC has been very supportive of the Water JPI and a non-voting member of its Governing Board.
Task Force on Interactions with Horizon 2020