Israel and Sweden new full members of JPI HDHL

JPI HDHL is delighted to welcome two new full member countries in the JPI HDHL community: Israel and Sweden. With these two new full members, JPI HDHL now has 21 full member countries and 5 countries that are connected with JPI HDHL with an observer status.

 JPI HDHL is a country driven initiative and participation in JPI HDHL takes place at a country level. Active contribution to the activities of JPI HDHL is expected from its member countries, including preparation and participation in the meetings of the Management Board. In the Management Board all decisions relevant to the JPI are planned, taken and implemented. The Management Board is responsible for the overall coordination, implementation and progress of the JPI. The representatives in the JPI HDHL Management Board take seat on behalf of their country. They should have a governmental mandate (coming for instance from ministries, research organisations, funding bodies, research councils and others) and be nominated by the competent authority (e.g. ministry/ government department).

Israel is represented in the Management Board by Dr. Yossi Kalifa, Director of Life Sciences of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Space. Sweden has forwarded the Swedish Research Council FORMAS to represent Sweden in the Management Board of JPI HDHL and is represented by Dr.Erika Ax, senior research officer.

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