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  Joint Programming Newsletter

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). There are ten Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs), for an overview see our joint programming website. This monthly newsletter provides in a nutshell up-to-date information for scientists, (research) policy actors, and other stakeholders.
Newsletter 16 June 2015

About us

This newsletter is an information service of the JPI & ERA-NET Team of the division Wageningen International at Wageningen UR (University and Research centre) . We follow and provide information about the Joint Programming Initiatives and ERA-NET (Cofund) Actions, specifically those in the areas of the bioeconomy, food, and the blue and green environment. We are actively engaged in FACCE-JPI, coordinate the European platform of bioeconomy ERA-NET Actions, and liaise with a number of other networks, on the national as well as the European level.

Never a dull moment

What is ongoing in the joint programming initiatives on topics that are relevant for The Netherlands? Here are some highlights: Project selection in FACCE SURPLUS Sustainable and resilient agriculture for food and non-food systems, Climate JPI develops a programme that will pool institutionally funded national programmes, HDHL organises a Health Diet for a Healthy Life Stakeholder Conference in Brussels, the agriculture modelling knowledge hub FACCE MACSUR has been granted a second phase, funders and experts will meet at the Wageningen Soil Conference to explore alignment of national programmes on soil in the coming years, and the internationalisation of the Topsectors gets stronger connected to the European grand challenges in particular through ERA-NET Cofund actions.

EC Conference: Opening up to an Era of Innovation

This open conference, to be held in the Charlemagne building in Brussels on 22-23 June 2015, will target a broad range of topics such as boosting excellence, the next generation of talents for research and innovation, harnessing research infrastructures for stepping up Open Science, the European innovation ecosystem, and more. Go to the conference website.

PLATFORM Master Class on ERA-NET (Cofund) planning and management, 25-26 June 2015

The Master Class is organised with a focus on lessons learned from the first Cofunds. Also learnings from Plus projects are included. In addition learning topics more from ERA-NETs with focus on innovation, multi-network calls and how to manage institutional funds will be discussed. The Master Class is on invitation only, 25 participants meet at the DG RTD building Covent Garden in Brussels.
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Third International Conference JPI HDHL: programme and registration

On Friday 19 June the third international conference of JPI HDHL will take place from 10.00 to 16.30 h in the Crowne Plaza Hotel Le Palace in Brussels. The overal theme of the conference is the "Positioning and alignment of national and international research activities in the area of JPI HDHL in the context of Global and European Programmes".
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JPI Climate Outreach and dissemination workshops

JPI Climate is organising two workshops on outreach and dissemination: 21 October and 5 November 2015. This is an opportunity to explore connections with JPI Climate, to understand the latest research and innovation activities and to consider potential collaborations.
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JPI AMR: 2nd Joint Call for ‘Transnational Research Projects on Antimicrobial Resistance’ - Evaluation in Progress

On 12 May 2015, JPIAMR closed its 2nd call for proposals with 16 first stage proposals submitted. Proposals came from 10 different organisations in 9 countries; Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland and the US.
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JPI Urban Europe Living Lab projects presented at the URBACT City Festival

JPI Urban Europe was invited to organise two sessions at the URBACT City Festival which took place on 6-8 of May in Riga. The aim of the sessions were to present the experiences of city administrators in JPI Urban Europe projects in Rihiimäki and Malmö with a clear focus on the living lab approach. The sessions also underlined the relevance of the co-creative approach and the need to connect to city representatives.

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JPI Climate Workshop: Demand driven climate services in Europe (11-12 June 2015, Brussels)

The aim of this JPI Climate event was to encourage collaborative activies and to provide an opportunity for interested parties to initiate the development of research, development and innovation projects on climate services that respond to the needs expressed in the Horizon 2020 Roadmap for Climate Services. Participation from Wageningen UR: Eddy Moors (Alterra) en Christine Bunthof (on behalf of FACCE-JPI).

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JPI AMR: Health leaders join forces in an AMR ‘Call to Action’

Ministers of Health and health leaders from the WHO regions gathered at the World Health Assembly on 19 May in Geneva to sign a ‘Call to Action’ on antimicrobial resistance. By forming an ‘Alliance of Champions’, 14 countries signed up to promote political awareness, engagement and leadership on antimicrobial resistance among Heads of State, ministers and global leaders.
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JPI Oceans Annual Activities 2014

This Annual Activities report provides an overview of the activities conducted through JPI Oceans in 2014. The Annual Activities report of JPI Oceans for 2014 is now available. Find in this report also the Dutch contributions.
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FACCE/HDHL: Sustainably produced, healthy and nutritious food ensures Europe’s prosperity

Health is the key driver for Europe's growth and prosperity. At the moment, however, the Western diet is neither healthy nor sustainable. How can European research contribute to providing adequate and healthy food without causing irreversible damage to the environment? This challenge was addressed in the ‘Grand Debate on Nutrition Security – a whole system approach’, organised by FACCE JPI and JPI HDHL on Wednesday, May 13th at European Union's pavilion of the EXPO2015 in Milan.

Martin Scholten (director of ASG and IMARES) was one of the debaters.

>> Read more on the website of FACCE-JPI
>> Read more on the website of HDHL-JPI  

Water JPI at the 7th World Water Forum

The world’s biggest triannual water event, the 7th World Water Forum, was held in Daegu & Gyeongbuk cities of Republic of Korea on 12-17 April, 2015. Water JPI was represented in the Forum with a side event session named “Water JPI: Scaling-up Water RDI Activities from Regional to Supra-Regional Level” on April 15th.
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