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Joint Programming

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Joint Programming (JP) is an ambitious new approach taken by member states to make better use of Europe's public R&D funds through enhanced research cooperation.

The Joint Programming concept, originally proposed by the European Commission, is the development and implementation of common strategic research agendas, based on a common vision of how to address major societal challenges such as climate change, rising levels of obesity or dementia. It may involve strategic collaboration between existing national programmes, or jointly planning and setting up entirely new research initiatives.

Joint Programming targets public research programmes first and foremost, which means cooperation between research funding agencies and ministries.  Participation may involve national funders collectively agreeing to support research training initiatives, competitive calls for proposals, capacity-building measures or knowledge brokering. Currently a number of themes for specific Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) are at various stages of implementation.  For more information please click here. 

The Health Research Board, Ireland in partnership with other national agencies are actively involved in the implementation of two JPIs where Ireland has particular strengths;

1. Neurodegenerative diseases, and in particular Alzheimer's (JPND)

2. A healthy diet for a healthy life

For further information on HRB's involvement in these initiatives are available on the through the links provided to the "Strategic Initiatives" section.


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