Conference: 10 Years Joint Programming, Achievements and the Way Forward

In 2018 the Joint Programming Process (JPP) turns 10 years. To exchange on the Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) achievements and potentials, a conference will take place in Vienna on 20 September 2018. As part of the development of the next EU Framework Programme (Horizon Europe), the role of JPIs is under discussion. Based on the experiences of the 10 JPIs and their recently presented long-term visions and strategies, the conference focuses on their role and contribution to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and implement mission-oriented programmes in Horizon Europe.

Participants are particularly invited to:

  • Reflect on the experiences of JPIs in establishing mission-oriented/challenge driven R&I programmes against future requirements of the ERA and Horizon Europe
  • Debate the role of JPIs as hubs for coordinating the partnership landscape in the respective areas
  • Discuss the potential contribution of JPIs to Horizon Europe and with regard to international policies, in particular SDGs

After the key note speech about "The relevance of science-policy cooperation for implementing SDGs" by Sir Peter Gluckman, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand, the programme will be followed by three sessions:
Session 1: 10 Years JPIs – 10 journeys of how to build ‘challenge-driven’ R&I programmes
Session 2: JPIs (re-)structuring the landscape
Session 3: The role of JPIs in European and international policy making

The conference takes place within the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and is organised by JPI Urban Europe and the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG), in cooperation with all JPIs, and on behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF). Prior to the JPI Chairs Conference a gala dinner will take place on 19 September for actors from Member States and European Commission involved in the set-up, governance and implementation of JPIs. This gala dinner will be on invitation only.

More information, including a draft agenda, can be found on the website of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency


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