NWO changes course for ERA-NETs and JPIs

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has announced that it will no longer use its own funds to enter into new financial obligations for joint calls via ERA-NETs and JPIs. The main reason for this is that NWO focusses on new forms of international collaboration in its new strategic plan (2019-2022). For example, via the principle of Money Follows Cooperation, NWO will remove the boundaries and facilitate bottom-up international collaboration in all the research it funds. NWO is holding talks with other funders about mutually implementing this principle.

NWO will continue to collaborate with sister organisations in the relevant international networks of research funders. Furthermore, NWO can realise programmes in international contexts, such as those commissioned by government ministries. In the coming period, NWO will continue to use its own funds to participate in the various transnational calls in ERA-NETs and JPIs that it has already committed itself to with collaborative partners in the Netherlands and sister organisations.

The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development, ZonMw, will continue to fund ERA-NETs and JPIs. This includes all four health-related JPIs; "A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life" (JPI HDHL), "More Years, Better Lives - The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change" (JPI MYBL), the JPI on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPI AMR) and the EU Joint Programme - Neurodegenerative Disease Research (JPND). The JPIs and the ERA-NETs realised by ZonMw include funding from  the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport, sometimes in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment or other parties such as the health funds. No changes are currently foreseen  for funding of  these JPIs and for (future) ERA-NETs with a link to subjects where ZonMw has a (commissioned) relationship with a government ministry.

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