European national research programmes are among the best in the world, but they cannot tackle some of today's major societal challenges alone.
These challenges include:
The aim of the joint programming process is to pool national research efforts in order to make better use of Europe's research and development resources and tackle common European challenges more effectively.
Joing Programming Initiatives are developed in a structured and strategic process where EU countries agree on a voluntary basis on common visions and Strategic Research Agendas (SRA) to address major societal challenges.
The Joint Programming process was launched by a Communication of the Commission in July 2008. The Competitiveness Council adopted several Conclusions since then to guide the development of the process. It has mandated a dedicated configuration of European Research Area and Innovation Committee (ERAC) andd the High Level Group on Joint Programming - GPC to steer the process and identify the themes for possible JPIs.
Cumulative amounts invested in joint calls related to JPIs. Includes mostly calls funded via the ERA-NET Cofund instrument
The following Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) have been launched to date