Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs)

The joint programming concept was introduced by the European Commission in July 2008 to support the implementation of the European Research Area. The objective of joint programming is to ‘increase the value of relevant national and EU R&D funding by concerted and joint planning, implementation and evaluation of national research programmes’.

Read more about JPIs on the European Research Area website.

  • JPI on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change

    FACCE-JPI is a Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food security and Climate Change bringing together 21 countries that are committed to construct joint research programming in areas addressing interconnected challenges.

    It aims to do that with a strong interdisciplinary research base, encompassing economic and societal aspects with a creative approach towards alignment of national research programmes.

    In 2012, the FACCE-JPI launched a In 2012, the FACCE-JPI launched a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) describing the scope of the Joint Programming Initiative under five core themes.

    According to this Strategic Research Agenda, FACCE has already launched five joint actions, five new ones were started or achieved in 2014 and three more have begun in 2015.

    A key objective of joint programming by several Member States in the areas of agriculture, food security and climate change is to integrate the various approaches to sustainable production systems from the land and the sea and to create a framework for future research activities.

    The size of the problem requires long-term research.

    The aim is to identify and promote measures providing the co-benefits of reducing emissions and increasing the resilience of farming, forestry and biodiversity to climate change.

  • JPI on Food and Health - "Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life"
    This Joint Programming Initiative aims to develop and implement a research programme on the interplay of factors known to affect diet-related diseases. It will also contribute to the development of actions, policies, and innovative products and diets, with the aim of drastically reducing the burden of diet-related diseases.

  • JPI on Healthy Oceans – "Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans"
    Established in 2011, the Joint Programming Initiative Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans) is as a coordinating and integrating strategic platform, open to all EU Member States and Associated Countries who invest in marine and maritime research.



  • Bioeconomy Policy Day
    On 16 November 2017, the European Commission organized a high level event, together with nine Directorates General, to discuss the outcome of the review of the 2012 Bioeconomy Stategy.

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