The 2016 Joint Call will pool research and innovation (R&I) efforts from countries participating in the FACCE-JPI and/or Water JPI. The Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) are intergovernmental initiatives aimed at strengthening European leadership and competitiveness in research and innovation (R&I). In particular, the Water JPI responds to the grand challenge of “Achieving Sustainable Water Systems for a Sustainable Economy in Europe and Abroad”, while the FACCE JPI is dedicated to meeting the challenge of “Ensuring food security and sustainable agriculture under climate change while protecting ecosystems and natural resources”. The Water and FACCE JPIs have been harmonising and mobilising national and regional R&I programmes to address these grand challenges. This joint effort has required a transnational and multi-disciplinary approach to the economic, ecological, technological and societal challenges facing world water resources.
The aim of the 2016 Joint Call is to enable transnational, collaborative research, development and innovation projects addressing questions relating to the water challenges faced by society. The Funding Partner Organisations (FPOs) particularly wish to i) promote trans-disciplinary research, ii) encourage proposals combining basic and applied approaches, iii) stimulate mobility of researchers within the consortia, iv) enhance collaborative research and innovation during the project’s lifespan and beyond, and v) promote international cooperation in the water area.
The ERA-NET Cofund WaterWorks2015 will be implemented through a Joint Call for transnational collaborative projects on research and innovation to support the implementation of water policies, in particular on “Sustainable management of water resources in agriculture, forestry and freshwater aquaculture sectors”, in order to increase water use efficiency and reduce soil and water pollution.
The topics are organised around three scientific challenges:
Proprosals’ eligibility will be verified at two levels: a) the general eligibility criteria specific to the ERA-NET and b) the ANR eligibility rules (http://www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/RF).
ALL proposals must conform to all of the general eligibility criteria.
The document concerning the 2016 Joint Call sets out procedures procedure and key information for a successful application. It is essential to read the totality of the Call Announcement, available on the Water JPI website: http://www.waterjpi.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=440&Itemid=1008