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  • February 2013: the High Level Group on Joint Programming adopted its 2012 Biennial report. A leaflet was also published, aiming at summarising the main points of the Biennial report.
    Download the documents on the GPC website.

  • December 2012: The Expert Group on Joint Programming adopted its final report. The objectives were to review the progress of the Joint Programming process thus far achieved, to identify what went well and what not so well, with respect to the original objectives, to recommend how to improve the Joint Programming process, to assess progress of the ten JPIs, to suggest ways for the future and possible relationship with Horizon 2020, and finally to analyse the participation of less research intensive countries.

  • SRA of FACCE-JPI: On 5 December 2012, the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE – JPI) launched its Strategic Research Agenda, setting out the strategic priorities for trans-disciplinary and innovative European research on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change and providing a framework for the alignment of existing programmes and joint research efforts to achieve the twin objectives of food security and combating climate change.

  • The JPI on Healthy Diet for a Healthy has officially announced its Strategic Research Agenda during its first annual conference on 14 June 2012 in The Hague, Netherlands.

  • The JPI on Alzheimer and other Neurodegenerative Diseases has launched its Strategic Research Agenda Tackling the Challenge of Alzheimer’s and other Neurodegenerative Diseases in Europe on 07 February 2012 in Brussels in presence of the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science - Maire Geoghegan-Quinn.

  • December 2011: Launch of 6 'second wave' Joint Programming Initiatives after the adoption of the Council Conclusions on the launching of the joint programming initiatives on 'Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans', 'Urban Europe - Global Urban Challenges, Joint European Solutions', 'Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe', 'Water Challenges for a Changing World' and 'The Microbial Challenge - An Emerging Threat to Human Health' - Council Conclusions - 08 December 2011.

  • 09 - 11 November 2011: Annual Joint Programming Event - 'Public to Public Partnerships' - Final Report.

  • December 2010: Launch of 3 'first wave' Joint Programming Initiatives after the adoption of the Council Conclusions on the launching of the Joint Programming Initiatives on 'Agriculture, food security and climate change', 'Cultural Heritage and Global Change: a new challenge for Europe', and 'A healthy diet for a healthy life' - Council Conclusions - 08 June 2010.

  • Report of the High-Level Group on Joint Programming to the Council (November 2010): Joint Programming in research 2008-2010 and beyond - This publication was prepared in response to the Council Conclusions on JP of 2 December 2008 which encouraged MS, with the support of the Commission, to consider how best to find common approaches to a number of horizontal matters, usually referred to as "Framework Conditions", essential for effective development and implementation of Joint Programming in Research. Such Framework Conditions are intended to be implemented as Voluntary Guidelines based on available good practices and identification of the possible alternatives for supporting common policy actions.

  • On 18 and 19 October 2010, a first conference was organised on the topic of "Joint Programming and Research: a common approach towards innovation". During the event, 320 persons from all the Regions of Europe discussed the ambitious project of intensifying cooperation between the EU, the Member States and the Regions in order to respond to the mounting social challenges.


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