Joint programmes in the EU

Joint Programming

Joint Programming

Research efforts are essential to address major societal challenges. In some cases, these are so great that national research programmes cannot tackle them effectively on their own. Such challenges include addressing climate change, ensuring energy and food supply or a healthy ageing of citizens. Yet, the vast bulk of research programmes in Europe are run in an isolated way, leading to unwanted fragmentation and ineffectiveness.

The Joint Programming in the European Union aims to remedy this situation. It is an innovative initiative to jointly tackle Europe's major challenges in the coming years. Its overall aim is to pool national research efforts in order to make better use of Europe's precious public R&D resources and to tackle common challenges more effectively in key areas. It involves joint participation by Member States in defining, developing and implementing Strategic Research Agendas.

The first pan-European research initiative under the Joint Programming scheme was launched in April 2010. This is the Joint Programme in Neurodegenerative Diseases (JPND), which will allow the best medical researchers in Europe in Alzheimer's disease and neurodegenerative diseases to work together and share resources. The Instituto de Salud Carlos III is one of the institutions taking part in this initiative.

The Instituto de Salud Carlos III is also involved in the management boards of the following Joint Programming Initiatives:


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