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Coordination Action in support of the sustainability and globalisation of the Joint Programming Initiative on Neurodegenerative Diseases

Project description

Development of EU coordination programme on neurodegenerative diseases

Since 2009, the EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) has established and implemented a common strategic research and innovation agenda, and mobilised funding to support international collaborative research programmes. The goal of the EU-funded JPsustaiND project is to support the further development of the JPND capacities. Using the support of the JPND management board, project partners will implement a comprehensive coordination plan to avoid duplication of research efforts and reinforce infrastructure development at the national and international level, while supporting stronger global recognition of the JPND. By supporting the integration of national research and innovation programmes encompassing JPND strategy, JPsustaiND will create a European research area with strong public involvement dedicated to neurodegenerative disorders.


The overall aim of JPsustaiND is to support the development and extension of the capacities of the EU Joint Programming Initiative on Neurodegenerative Diseases, in particular Alzheimer's (JPND). Since 2009 JPND has been operating on a very light management structure based on a simple Terms of Reference. Through this JPND has been able to set a common Strategic Research Agenda, and to deliver its first implementation plan that has allowed among other achievements, the mobilisation of approximately €100 million of additional funding between 2011 and 2015 to support transnational research programs. While progress has been pleasing to date, the implementation of JPND must now be scaled-up to further catalyse Member State commitments, and to formalize synergies between members and various partners. The immediate challenge therefore for JPND is to secure its long-term sustainability by Member States, to mobilize those which are not yet participating, and to increase its impact at the national level and globally. JPsustaiND thus aims at creating the dedicated structure responsible for long-term JPND management and implementation, and extension of JPND membership to EU Member States and other countries and initiatives not yet participating. To achieve this goal, the JPsustaiND partners, with the support of the JPND Management Board, will implement the following six workpackages: Coordination and Management; Long Term Sustainability; Capacity Extension; Alignment and Outreach; Communication and Advocacy; and Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment. JPsustaiND will implement a stronger global dimension of the JPND, and will avoid duplication of research and infrastructure investment at the national level. By supporting further coordination and integration of national research and innovation programmes with the JPND research strategy, in coherence with Horizon 2020 objectives, JPsustaiND is thus creating a dedicated European Research Area for neurodegenerative diseases.

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Net EU contribution
€ 60 000,00
75654 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Total cost
€ 60 000,00

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