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European Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs)

Under the European joint programming initiatives (JPI), the partners enter into binding cooperation to address challenges of common interest in a specified area of research. The EU and EEA member states are free to choose which JPIs they wish to participate in.

Ten JPIs have been established as of May 2013. Norway participates in all.

JPI – Healthy and productive seas and oceans

Contact: Kristin Elisabeth Thorud
About: JPI Oceans is oriented towards meeting the challenges regarding management of European seas and oceans. This JPI is headed by Norway.
Official website: JPI Oceans

JPI – More Years, Better Lives – The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change

Contact: Lillian Margrethe Baltzrud, Eivind Hovden,
About: JPI Demographics addresses the demographic ramifications that the anticipated increase in life expectancy will have for the population of Europe. At present, Norway is participating only as an observer.
Official website: JPI Demographic

JPI – Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe

Contact: Toril Engen Skaugen, Kirsten Broch Mathisen
About: The objective of JPI Climate is to bring together new and existing climate knowledge and to coordinate European climate research.
Official website: JPI Climate

JPI – URBAN EUROPE – Global urban challenges, joint European solutions

Contact: Jonas Enge, Lena Cappelen Endresen, Mari Solerød
About: JPI Urban Europe deals with the social, industrial-policy and environmental challenges emerging in connection with European urban development.
Official website: JPI Urban Europe

JPI – Antimicrobial Resistance

Contact: Sonja Prehn
About: JPI Antimicrobial Resistance focuses on challenges associated with bacterial resistance to antibiotics.
Official website: JPI Antimicrobial Resistance

JPI – Water Challenges for a Changing World

Contact: Per Backe-Hansen
About: The JPI “Water challenges for a changing world” targets challenges related to the constantly growing pressure on global freshwater resources.
Official website: JPI Water Challenges


JPI – Joint Programme Neurodegenerative Disease Research

Contact: Mari Nes, Alexandra Bjørk-Skaflestad
About: The EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND) is the world’s largest global research initiative directed at meeting the challenges caused by neurodegenerative diseases.
Official website: JPI Neurodegenerative disease

JPI – Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change

Contact: Gudrun Langthaler, Kirsti Anker-Nilssen
About: The JPI on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE JPI) encompasses research to support sustainable agricultural production and food security in the context of global climate change.
Official website: JPI Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change

JPI – Cultural Heritage and Global Change

Contact: Eli Ragna Tærum, Mari Solerød
About: The JPI on Cultural Heritage and Global Change focuses on the challenges of protecting cultural heritage in a world of constant change.
Official website: JPI Cultural Heritage

JPI – A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life

Contact: Mona Gravningen Rygh, Anicke Brandt-Kjelsen, Berit Nygaard
About: The JPI - A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (JPI HDHL) seeks to coordinate European research on the relationship between diet and health.
Official website: JPI Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life


Written by:
Mette Mila Senior Adviser +47 22 03 72 75
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