Joint Programming Initiatives

Joint Programming Initiatives were launched via European Council conclusions in 2009 with the aim to tackle the Grand Societal Challenges. JPIs are Member State-led, bringing together national research funding organisations, ministries and research councils both in Europe and further afield. This ambition of aligning national programmes, strategies and policies extends beyond the matching of RD&I funds. The alignment process covers various phases, from setting joint objectives and forging a common vision and a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda between countries to developing appropriate framework conditions and selecting appropriate instruments. After the first four JPIs paved the way, we celebrated the launch of the second wave of JPIs by the Council 6 years ago on 6 December 2011.

10 JPIs since 2009

jpnd research

Alzheimer and other Neurodegenerative Diseases

 urban europe Global Urban Challenges,

Joint European Solutions

water jpi 

Water Challenges for a Changing World


Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change

 jpi oceans

Healthy and Productive

Seas and Oceans

 cultural heritage Cultural Heritage and Global Change: A New Challenge for Europe
 better lives More Years, Better Lives -

The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

 jpi diet

A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life


Antimicrobial Resistance-

The Microbial Challenge -

An Emerging Threat to Human Health

 jpi climate

Connecting Climate

Knowledge for Europe

At the fifth anniversary of the launch of the second wave of JPIs, the ten initiatives presented a new brochure and factsheets on all JPIs.

joint programming initiatives

JPI Brochure, December 2016

The brochure was presented at the Annual Joint Programming Conference on 22-23 November 2016 in Brussels. The new folder explains the benefits of participating in a Joint Programming Initiative, provides an overview of the governance model and highlights the implementation actions for transnational cooperation.

water jpi factsheet Ten JPI Factsheets, December 2016

In addition to the general introduction to Joint Programming all JPIs developed a factsheet with an overview of member countries, objectives and key achievements.

In November 2017, in the light of the upcoming discussions regarding the future framing of research in Europe and strengthening the European Research Area, the ten Joint Programming Initiatives developed jointly a statement on how to address grand societal challenges in Europe and above. The JPI Statement on Joint Research is available here.

 Other International Initiatives


Africa-EU Innovation Alliance for water and climate. The AfriAlliance project aims to better prepare Africa for future climate change challenges by having African and European stakeholders work together in the areas of water innovation, research, policy, and capacity development.


The Belmont Forum is an international partnership that mobilizes funding of environmental change research and accelerates its delivery to remove critical barriers to sustainability.


BiodivERsA is a network of national and regional funding organisations promoting pan-European research on biodiversity and ecosystem services, and offering innovative opportunities for the conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity. BiodivERsA is funded under the Horizon 2020 ERA-NET COFUND scheme.


Future Earth is a major international research platform providing the knowledge and support to accelerate transformations to a sustainable world.


The PRIMA initiative fosters joint research and innovation activities among Mediterranean countries, aiming at developing innovative and sustainable solutions in agriculture, food production and water provision, encouraging application by communities, enterprises and citizens.

 European Initiatives

horizon 2020 Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020) – in addition to the private investment that this money will attract. It promises more breakthroughs, discoveries and world-firsts by taking great ideas from the lab to the market.

Document Actions

published on 2012/07/25 15:40:00 GMT+2 last modified 2018-12-01T09:45:25+02:00