Joint Programming Initiative
Joint programming initiative aims to address major societal challenges which are too great for national research programmes to tackle them effectively on their own – a vast bulk of research programmes in Europe are run in an isolated way, leading to unwanted fragmentation or ineffectiveness. Such challenges include, for example, addressing climate change, ensuring energy and food supply or a healthy ageing of citizens.
The following Joint Programming Initiatives have been identified to date:
- Neurodegenerative Diseases/Alzheimer's
- Agriculture, food security and climate change
- A healthy diet for a healthy life
- Cultural heritage & global change
- Urban Europe
- More years, better lives
- Antimicrobial resistance
- Water challenges
- Healthy & productive seas and oceans
Following a decision of Research Council, Lithuania has joined the Joint Programming Initiatives in year 2010 and to this day participates in JPI Cultural Heritage and Global Change.
More information about Joint Programming Initiatives is available at its website.