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Joint Programming is a research and innovation policy concept driven by societal challenges. Its aim is to tackle grand societal challenges through more efficient use of resources, by the alignment of funding at national level and through decreasing fragmentation in the European Research Area (ERA). This newsletter is written by the division Wageningen International at Wageningen UR (University & Research centre) with the aim to provide up-to-date information about the European Research Area (ERA) and its research initiatives in the area of the Bioeconomy, specifically about the 10 current Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs).
Newsletter 13 April 2015

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The Joint Programming Newsletter informs the general public about important and up-to-date developments within the ten Joint Programming Initiatives. It will be published on a regular basis.

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Second JPI Chairs meeting held on 10 March 2015

In the BELSPO office in Brussels the second JPI Chairs meeting took place on 10th of March 2015, together with representatives from the GPC and the European Commission. The aim of this meeting was to foster a continuous dialogue for the further Joint Programming Process.
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FACCE-JPI and JPI HDHL: 13 May 2015 - Grand Debate Nutrition Security – EXPO Milan

During the EXPO 2015 in Milan, the Joint Programming Initiatives on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) and A Healthy Diet for A Healthy Life (JPI HDHL) organise the “Grand Debate on Nutrition Security – a whole systems approach”.
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FACCE JPI new programme increases European research collaboration

Welcome to the future! The new ERA-NET FACCE SURPLUS’ first milestone was reached on March 4, when the window closed for pre-proposals. In total the programme received 67 pre-proposals, and the ground is now laid for research that can provide a sustainable intensification of agricultural production all over Europe.
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JPI on Cultural Heritage Plus Call Results

Fifteen transnational collaborative research projects in the field of Cultural Heritage have been recommended for funding. At the end of a long selection process following the final evaluation of the received full proposals by an International Panel the consortia recommended for funding are published.

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JPI Urban Europe Call ERA-NET COFUND Smart Cities and Communities closed

The call for pre-proposals closed on 17 March 2015. Approximately 50 pre-proposals will be selected. It is foreseen to announce the decision in May.

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JPI HDHL Call for proposals: Joint Action Food Processing for Health

On the 1st of April 2015 the JPI HDHL launched a transnational call for research proposals on Food Processing for Health. The main objective of the Joint Action "Food Processing for Health" is to support multidisciplinary transnational research consortia using innovative and scientific approaches to investigate the preservation and/or the enhancement of health promoting properties of food as a result of food processing.
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JPI HDHL Call for proposals: Joint Action Intestinal Microbiomics

JPI HDHL launched a transnational call for research proposals on Intestinal Microbiomics. The main objective of this call is to support multidisciplinary transnational research consortia using innovative and scientific approaches to increase knowledge on the short-term and long-term functional effects of diet, dietary patterns and dietary constituents on human intestinal microbiota, and on the functional impact of diet-related variations in the intestinal microbiota on human health and/or the development of non-communicable chronic disease. Submission deadline is 28 April 2015. The Netherlands is one of the funding countries.
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JPI AMR - Call for transnational research projects on Antimicrobial Resistance

The French National Research Agency has launched, in collaboration with European (including The Netherlands) and Argentinian partners, a second call for proposals in the context of the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPI AMR). The call opened on March 17, 2015. Deadline for pre-proposals is 12 May 2015. The Netherlands is participating in this call.
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JPI MYBL: Announcement of First Call: Extended Working Life and its Interaction with Health, Wellbeing and beyond

The objective of this call is to support innovative and interdisciplinary research into the drivers to, and constraints on, extending working life. Research is expected to cross the traditional boundaries of Government departments and occupational sectors and to examine the implications of extending working life for older workers (50+), new labour markets, health, wellbeing and intergenerational equity. The Netherlands is one of 11 funding countries.
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JPI Climate Call open for Climate Services Collaborative Research action on Climate Predictability and Inter-regional Linkages.

This JPI-Climate & Belmont Forum call for proposals, launched on April 01, 2015 aims to contribute to the overall challenge of developing climate services with a focus on inter-regional linkages role in climate variability and predictability. The call aims to support medium-size research project, 3-4 years duration, and recommends budget from 1 to 3 Million euro. The Netherlands is one of the contributing countries.
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JPI Climate Workshop: Improving knowledge for enhanced climate change response and decision-making (21/22 April 2015, Brussels)

The main objective of this workshop is to foster the integration of various disciplines and local, national and trans-national perspectives and actors across the various thematic modules of JPI Climate.
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JPI Climate Knowledge Usability WORK-Shop (17 June 2015, Brussels)

In this JPI Climate WORK-Shop, European climate researchers, boundary workers and policymakers bring together experiences and lessons learned as well as strategies, tools and practices to bridge the usability gap of climate change research projects. The Netherlands is one of the organizing countries.
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