Major societal challenges can only be tackled jointly and with substantial support from research and innovation. Over the past 10 years, European countries have joined forces in ten Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) and complementing the efforts of the European Commission in the European Research Programme. JPI's movie
At the conference ‘10 Years Joint programming – Achievements and the Way Forward’ - held on the 19th and 20th of September in Vienna, the JPI’s, Member States and the European Commission (EC) reflected on the experiences of JPIs and discussed the establishment of mission-oriented or challenge-driven research and innovation programmes against future requirements of the European Research Area (ERA) and the 9th Framework Programme. During the conference the JPI Chairs presented a Joint Declaration on how to proceed: Driving research and innovation to address global challenges. Its aim is to strengthen Europe's pioneering role in achieving the UN Agenda 2030 and its sustainable development goals.
The Declaration states some key achievements of the ten JPIs over the past years, as well as looks into the future of joint programming: “In the next ten years, the JPIs will continue their efforts to create societal impact through coordinated research and innovation across Europe by communicating knowledge and solutions to policy makers, practitioners and citizens. Through regular updates of their Strategic Research and Innovation Agendas and through greater inter-linkages between JPIs, they will aim to support national, European and associated international policies designed to address global challenges.”
Also the FACCE-JPI vision paper was disseminated at the conference in which FACCE-JPI presents its aims for the future: “By 2025, FACCE-JPI aims to see the vast majority of national research investments in its remit corresponding to priorities identified by FACCE-JPI through its member countries.”
For more information on the programme please visit the FFG website
This conference was hosted under the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU, JPI Urban Europe and Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG, together with the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMBWF).