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AquaticPollutants Joint Transnational Call 2020

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Update 20.10.2021

NEW!  The booklet of the funded projects is available here.

In an unprecedented collaboration, the three Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) on Water, Oceans and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in collaboration with European Commission are pleased to announce eighteen research and innovation projects selected on risks posed to human health and the environment by pollutants and pathogens present in the water resources.

The eighteen projects were selected for funding in response to the Aquatic Pollutants Joint Transnational Call. In total the projects have 103 applicants involved and will be awarded with 20M€ in requested funding. The projects revolve around the three proposed call themes.

After an initial 184 pre-proposals involving 1065 partners were submitted in the first step, the second step closed in November 2020 with a total number of 53 full-proposals submitted including 301 partners. In both steps the proposals were assessed for eligibility by the Call Steering Committee and evaluated by a panel of scientific experts. The projects are about to start in September 2021. For the list of selected projects click here.

The Kick-off meeting of the funded projects was held online on the 30th September 2021.

The on-line booklet is available here.

About the Call

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 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. 26 countries are pooling resources of about 24 M€ to implement the joint transnational call for research and innovation projects.

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:

The call is divided into 3 themes with several subthemes. Research & innovation proposals are invited to respond to at least one of the following 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, coastal and marine) to human health and environment
  3. Taking Actions – Strategies to reduce CECs, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems (inland, coastal and marine)

Click here to read the Call Announcement.

Participating countries and organisations

32 Funding organizations from 26 countries

  • List of funding partner organisations and national contact points.
  • List of national/regional regulations.

Call Timeline

  • Call opening: 17th February 2020
  • Deadline pre-proposals: 18th May 2020
  • Invitation to submit full proposals: 19 October 2020 
  • Deadline full proposals: 23 November 2020
  • Funding decision announcement: March 2021
  • Start of projects : Between June 2021 and August 2021
  • Kick Off Meeting of projects: September 2021
  • Project ends: 2024

Support for applicants

Information Webinar for Applicants

12 March 2020, 13 – 14.30, online. Click here for the webinar presentation.
 

Partnering Tool on AquaticPollutants Submission Platform

On the Online Submission Platform, a specific section is provided where you can search for partners or enter your partnering profile.

 

Guidelines for pre-proposal submission - Click here

The guidelines for proposal submission will give you helpful advice for submitting your pre- and full proposal. 

 

Guidelines for Full-proposal submission - Click here

 

AquaticPollutants FAQs

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Aquatic Pollutants has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 869178-AquaticPollutants

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