Joint Programming Initiatives
Driving Research and Innovation to Address Societal Challenges
Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) were launched via European Council conclusions in 2009 with the aim to tackle the Grand Societal Challenges. JPIs are Member State-led, bringing together national research funding organisations, ministries and research councils both in Europe and further afield. This ambition of aligning national programmes, strategies and policies extends beyond the matching of Research, Development and Innovation funds. The alignment process covers various phases, from setting joint objectives and forging a common vision and a Strategic Research and Agenda between countries to developing appropriate framework conditions and selecting appropriate instruments.