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JPI2013 — Result In Brief

Project ID: 321557
Funded under: FP7-GA

European joint programming agenda

The EU has been investing heavily in research that uses public resources to ensure European competitiveness on the global front through the Horizon 2020 initiative. An EU-funded project enabled the hosting of a conference on joint programming to optimise resource allocation and collaboration.
European joint programming agenda
The development and launch of 10 Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) in 2008 marked the beginning of European research cooperation and a significant development in European research cooperation through the Framework Programmes (FPs). These JPIs addressed specific research areas of mutual interest to EU Member States and Associated Countries. Coordinated research, development and innovation was brought about through these initiatives. However, problems with fragmentation and duplication of efforts need to be addressed for better coordination of public investment.

Members of the project 'Joint programming: Agenda for the future and achievements to date' (JPI2013) aimed to facilitate cooperation and discourse among key stakeholders. Their ultimate goal was the optimal utilisation of European research investments through strategic planning and better integration of the European Research Area (ERA).

The experience and knowledge gained in the period from 2008 to 2012 were used to identify potential problems and achievements to date. For this purpose, the outcomes summarised in the Second Biennial Report on Joint Programming in December 2012 were used as a reference. The conference – held in Ireland in early 2013 – hosted around 360 participants, including policymakers, national research funders, joint programming participants, researchers, industry and other stakeholders.

The role of JPIs in meeting the needs of society, their capacity for research and innovation, and the successful commercialisation of JPI outcomes were discussed in-depth. Furthermore, issues such as the future course of action for effective and coordinated implementation of JPIs involving both academia and industry were also tackled.

Conference outcomes were disseminated to participants in European transnational funding schemes such as JPIs, ERA-NETs and Article 185 initiatives using speech material, presentations and session summaries. Moreover, the conference report was presented to the European Competitiveness Council on Joint Programming in May 2013. For better public outreach and engagement, lectures, tours, seminars, press briefings, the conference website and the project's Twitter account were used.

2014 to 2020 promises to place Europe ahead in the global market through commercial realisation of JPI breakthroughs, discoveries and innovations.

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