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Coordination Action in support of the implementation of a Joint Programming Initiative for Combating Neurodegenerative Diseases, in particular Alzheimer’s disease

Objective

The objective of the Coordination Action JUMPAHEAD is to support the implementation of the pilot Joint Programming Initiative on combating neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Alzheimer’s disease (JPND).
Neurodegenerative disorders are incurable and debilitating conditions that result in progressive degeneration or death of nerve cells. Of these, the dementias are responsible for the greatest burden of disease, and today in Europe over 7 million people suffer from Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, with this figure expected to double by 2020 as the European population ages.
Although our understanding of the mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease has greatly improved over the past few years, there is no effective treatment able to stop or even slow down the deterioration of brain functions associated with these disorders.
To tackle this pan-European health and societal challenge more effectively, 22 EU countries have launched the JPND. This is an innovative programme based on a common vision to improve the impact of their combined research effort to accelerate progress towards new treatments, identify preventative strategies, and improve patient care.
JUMPAHEAD will build the foundations for this initiative by supporting the development and implementation of a Strategic Research Agenda, as well as its dissemination and evaluation. This will be achieved under the direction of the JPND Management Board.
The output of JUMPAHEAD over its 36 month duration will include innovative ways of pooling national expertise and resources and the establishment of closer and robust research collaborations among the participating States in the field of neuro-degeneration research. JUMPAHEAD will contribute to the European Research Area by addressing fragmentation and improving integration of national research programmes to offer a competitive and attractive image of European research prosecuted for the greatest benefit of Europe’s populations and economies.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2010-single-stage
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Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 68 612
Administrative Contact
Rofigua Hakem (Ms.)

Participants (12)

MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 179 634
Address
North Star Avenue Polaris House
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robin Buckle (Dr.)
BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Germany
Address
Heinemannstrasse 2
53175 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sandra Schenke (Ms.)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 442 217
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gertrud Strahl (Ms.)
THE HEALTH RESEARCH BOARD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 489 455
Address
Lower Baggot Street 73
2 Dublin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Louise Carrigan (Ms.)
ZORGONDERZOEK NEDERLAND ZON
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 140 384
Address
Laan Van Nieuw Oost Indie 334
2593CE Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Richard Van Beekum (Mr.)
MINISTERO DELL'ISTRUZIONE, DELL'UNIVERSITA' E DELLA RICERCA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 71 904
Address
Via Michele Carcani 61
00153 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Uccellatore (Dr.)
TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 26 624
Address
Ataturk Bulvari 221
06100 Ankara
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Didem Celikkanat Ozan (Mrs.)
INSTITUTO DE SALUD CARLOS III
Spain
Address
Monforte De Lemos 5
28029 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Miguel Angel Cabo López (Mr.)
NEUROIMUNOLOGICKY USTAV SLOVENSKEJAKADEMIA VIED
Slovakia
Address
Dubravska Cesta 9
84510 Bratislava
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monika Hirmajerová (Ms.)
NEMZETI KUTATASI FEJLESZTESI ES INNOVACIOS HIVATAL
Hungary
Address
Kethly Anna Ter 1
1077 Budapest
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katalin Galbáts (Ms.)
INSERM TRANSFERT SA
France
EU contribution
€ 581 170
Address
Rue Watt 7
75013 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Louis Jammayrac (Mr.)
VETENSKAPSRADET - SWEDISH RESEARCH COUNCIL
Sweden
Address
Vastra Jarnvagsgatan 3
111 64 Stockholm
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mariann Samuelsson (Ms.)