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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 09 March 2015

About the JPI Newsletter


The JPI 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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FACCE-JPI - SURPLUS call on sustainable and resilient agriculture for food and non-food systems

The Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE) SURPLUS Call is focused to improve collaboration across the European Research Area in the range of diverse, but integrated, food and non-food biomass production and transformation systems, including biorefining. The closing date for pre-proposals was on 4 March 2015. At least 67 pre-proposals; 15 with Dutch partners, were submitted with relatively a large number of participants from Wageningen UR.

JPI HDHL - Call for proposals: Preliminary announcement of Intestinal Microbiomics

The JPI 'a Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life' (HDHL) is going to launch a new joint transnational call for research proposals: 'Intestinal Microbiomics'. The main objective is to support multidisciplinary transnational research consortia using innovative and scientific approaches to increase knowledge on the effects of diet on human intestinal microbiota and the impact of diet-related variations in the intestinal microbiota on human health and/or the development of non-communicable chronic diseases.

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JPI Climate - Project launch of TRANS-ADAPT


The project TRANS-ADAPT (budget: 753,691 EUR), which had been awarded by the JPI on Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe (Climate) in November 2014, aims to analyse and evaluate the multiple use of flood alleviation schemes with respect to social transformation in communities exposed to flood hazards in Europe. Country partners are Austria, Ireland, France and The Netherlands (Dries Hegger, Peter Driessen and Heleen Mees).
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JPI Oceans - Deep-Sea Mining, what are the risks? Kick off meeting pilot action on impact assessment


Specialists in deep-sea ecology, marine mining and deep-sea observation from 25 European research institutions met in the first week of February at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel to start the three-year research project "Ecological aspects of deep-sea mining". A consortium of research ministries in eleven European countries is funding the project as part of JPI Oceans.
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JPI Urban Europe - Two minutes film on GUST project second Call


GUST stands for Governance of Urban Sustainability Transitions. The project aims to enhance the roll of living labs. In two minutes time the film gives you a clear overview of the project.
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FACCE JPI - Knowledge Network on Sustainable Intensification

 
The initiative for the establishment of the Sustainable Intensification Knowledge Network (KNSI) is focused on Core Theme 2 of the FACCE‐JPI Strategic Research Agenda. The main objective of this network is to stimulate alignment to achieve more efficiency in use of public funds as well as the reduction of duplication in research. The first planning meeting was held on February 3rd at the Royal Society in London, organised by Wageningen UR and DEFRA of the leading countries The Netherlands and United Kingdom. Nine countries were representing this meeting; a key note speaker was Martin van Ittersum. Other Wageningen UR organisers/contributers were Huub Lӧffler and Christine Bunthof.
 
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JPI AMR - Preannouncement: a call for transnational research projects on Antimicrobial Resistance.


In the second call for proposals in the context of the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPI AMR), the French National Research Agency (AMR) collaborates with European and Argentinian partners. The call objectives are to repurpose Neglected and Disused AntiBiotics (ND-AB); identify, characterize and understand interaction between ND-AB and other antibiotics or non-antibiotics used already in the medical setting.The call is scheduled to open on March 17, 2015.
 
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JPI MYBL - Final Conference of the second Fast-Track Project


On 5 and 6 February 2015, the Final Conference of the second Fast-Track Project of the JPI 'More Years, Better Lives – The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change' (MYBL) featured a broad and interdisciplinary view on the various determinants of employment participation at higher working age, explored cross-country differences in retaining older workers, and established the scientific dialogue with representatives of other large-scale studies and research funding organizations.
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FACCE JPI - Cluster Workshop held on increasing resilience of food value chains under climate change


FACCE JPI organised a cluster workshop to discuss and design resilience of food value chains under climate change. This was held for Cluster 3 in London on February 4th. Toine Timmermans of Wageningen UR was one of the participants.
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