The three Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) on Water, Oceans and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) are pleased to pre-announce a joint transnational call for research and innovation projects on risks posed to human health and the environment by pollutants and pathogens present in the water resources in the framework of the ERA-NET Cofund AquaticPollutants.
The call will support research and innovation projects that establish integrated and cross-sectoral approaches for risk-management combining the research areas of contaminants of emerging concerns (CECs), pathogens and antimicrobial resistance. The whole water cycle, from the source through the river basins and eventually to the estuaries and oceans, has to be considered. The projected call budget is approximately 25 million Euro (co-funded by European Commission).
There are still major risks associated with the occurrence of emerging contaminants, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in our water bodies and oceans. To face these challenges in a comprehensive way and to develop multidisciplinary and practical solutions for the provision of safe drinking water and healthy aquatic environments, this Joint Transnational Call 2020 (JTC) aims to make the research communities in the freshwater, marine and the health sectors work together and create synergies for joint approaches.
The submitted proposals must be multidisciplinary and should address at least one of the following topics:
Measuring – Environmental behaviour of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems
Evaluating – Risk assessment and management of CECs, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria from aquatic ecosystems (inland and marine) to human health and environment
Taking Actions – Strategies to reduce CECs, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems (inland and marine)
February 17th 2020: Call opening
April 16th 2020: Deadline pre-proposals
June 2020: Selection of pre-proposals
August 2020: Deadline full proposals
End 2020 – Beginning 2021: Project start
Participating countries and organisations
Belgium / BELSPO / FNRS / FWO
Brazil / CONFAP
Cyprus / RIF
Czech Republic / TAČR
Denmark / IFD
Egypt / ASRT
Estonia / ETAg
Finland / AKA
France / ANR
Germany / BMBF
Greece / GSRT
Ireland / EPA
Israel / CSO-MOH
Italy / A.R.P.A. Sicilia / MIUR
Moldova / NARD
Norway / RCN
Poland / NCBR
Portugal / FCT
Romania / UEFISCDI
South Africa / WRC
Spain / AEI
Sweden / FORMAS / SRC
Taiwan / MoST
Tunesia / MHESR
Turkey / TUBITAK
Scotland (United Kingdom) / Scottish Enterprise
Aquatic Pollutants has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 869178-AquaticPollutants.
Please note that the information is provisional and that changes may occur in the official call announcement.
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