Joint Programming Initiatives, or JPI’s, are collaborations between national and regional research programmes. These collaborations started in 2008 as an initiative of the European Commission. Several European countries decided to encourage researchers to collaborate, using national research funds. Partnerships between countries is voluntary, so each JPI has different partnerships. Annually new calls for projects are opened, generally on the basis of national partners’ funds. The European commission supports the management of the partnerships.
On 29 June 2017, India, South Africa and Egypt was accepted as a new members of the Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR). Now 26 countries are members of the global collaborative platform and involved in the mission to curb antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
” Antimicrobial Resistance is a serious threat that must be acted on globally, and we are delighted to expand the collaborative platform to include India, South Africa and Egypt” said Carlos Segovia, Chair of the JPIAMR Management Board. “Having India as a member means that the world’s second largest country acknowledges JPIAMR as a key platform for harnessing antimicrobial resistance. With South Africa and Egypt as active members participating in calls, that shows they too believe in JPIAMR as a unique global platform that truly advances AMR research and results. We welcome their capacities and capabilities to further strengthen and define the common Strategic Research Agenda that members of JPIAMR develop. Now we all work together”, concludes Segovia.
The new EC Action Plan on AMR  outlines JPIAMR as a key mechanism for global collaboration, coordinating calls and for aligning a strategic research agenda to tackle AMR. Now JPIAMR is a global platform were countries come together as members because they trust the organisation. Member countries wants to be part of multilateral calls and there is no other platform on AMR, in the world.
For more information, please contact the JPIAMR secretariat at the Swedish Research Council in Stockholm.
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