Joint Programming is a research and innovation policy concept driven by societal challenges, launched in 2008 by the European Commission as part of the European Research Area (ERA). It has the aim to pool national research efforts in order to make better use of Europe's public research and development resources. By working together Joint Programming intends to tackle more effectively common European challenges that cannot be solved solely on the national level.
Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) On a variable geometry basis, Member States commit to Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) where they implement joint Strategic Research Agendas together. Ten Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) have been launched so far. They have established their own governance structures and have elaborated their SRAs, or are in the final stages of their preparation.More information on JPIs.
European Research Area The European Research Area (ERA) is composed of all research and development activities, programmes and policies in Europe which involve a transnational perspective. Together, they enable researchers, research institutions and businesses to increasingly circulate, compete and co-operate across borders. The aim is to give access to a Europe-wide open space for knowledge and technologies in which transnational synergies and complementarities are fully exploited.
ERA-NETs The objective of the ERA-NET scheme is to develop and strengthen the coordination of national and regional research programmes. As a result of the ERA-NET scheme, progress has been made in reducing fragmentation across the European Research Area (ERA) during Framework Programme 6 and continues to strenghten this in FP7. This website focuses on the ERA-NET actions of the bioeconomy.More information on ERA-NETs.