European Joint Programme Cofund
The European Joint Programme Cofund (EJP) under Horizon 2020 is a new instrument designed to support coordinated national research and innovation programmes. EJPs are designed to pool together rather large national programmes, resources and capacities. They strive to not only bring together resources in terms of funding, but also in terms of capacity building, networking, demonstration and dissemination activities.
The CONCERT-European Joint Programme for the Integration of Radiation Protection Research functions as an umbrella for research initiatives jointly launched by the radiation protection research platforms MELODI, ALLIANCE, NERIS and EURADOS. It has started in 2015 and aims at jointly addressing common research needs in radiation protection and organize funding of research projects. The consortium also supports implementation of the revised European Basic Safety Standards by giving best possible advice based on evidence from research. Together with joint programming, CONCERT integrates activities such as access to research infrastructure, education and training and stakeholder involvement. CONCERT is funded under Euratom.
More information about the Strategic Research Agenda development can be found here.
One Health EJP
There is currently one EJP funded under Societal Challenge 2: The One Health EJP. This EJP aims to create a sustainable European One Health framework through integration and alignment of medical, veterinary and food institutes. This is done by the joint programming of research agendas of the partners. The consortium consists of forty partner organisations from nineteen European countries. In each participating country at least one reference laboratory from the public health or human medicine domain, and one reference laboratory from the food / veterinary domain is involved. Dutch organisations participating in the One Health EJP are RIVM, Wageningen Bioveterinary Research WR and the Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH).
A provisional Strategic Research Agenda has been developed in 2016 during the preparatory phase of the One Health EJP.
Possibilities for two new EJP Cofunds, one on rare diseases and one on soil, are currently discussed with the European Commission.