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Public-public partnerships with EU countries

Public-public partnerships with EU countries in bioeconomy research

Objective of public-public partnerships

Public-public partnerships are agreements that enable EU countries to draw up joint research programmes that the EU may participate in. They pool national research efforts to make better use of Europe's resources and tackle common European challenges more effectively.

Joint programming initiatives in bioeconomy research

Joint programming is a process whereby EU countries agree on common visions and strategic research and innovation agendas to address major societal challenges.

Joint Programming Initiatives active in bioeconomy research and innovation are

JPI on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI)

FACCE-JPI brings together 24 countries committed to building an integrated European Research Area addressing the interconnected challenges of sustainable agriculture, food security and impacts of climate change.

Its Strategic Research Agenda helps align existing programmes and joint research efforts to achieve food security and combat climate change.

JPI Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life (JPI HDHL)

In the JPI HDHL, 26 countries in and outside of Europe are working to align national research and innovation strategies and fund new research to better understand the relationship between diet, physical activity and health.

JPI Healthy and Productive Seas and Oceans (JPI Oceans)

JPI Oceans focuses on long-term collaboration between members and international partners to link marine research and blue policies. It covers all European sea basins, with 20 member countries and one observing country. It is an intergovernmental platform open to all EU countries and associated countries who invest in marine and maritime research.

JPI Oceans website


European Joint Programme Cofund (EJP Cofund)

EJP Cofund supports coordinated national research and innovation programmes. It aims at attracting and pooling a critical mass of national resources on Horizon 2020 objectives and challenges and achieving significant economies of scale by adding related Horizon 2020 resources to a joint effort.

More information about EJP Cofunds

EJP soils

The EJP soils involves 26 leading European research institutes and universities in 24 countries.
It will build a sustainable research community on agricultural soils and develop a roadmap on climate-smart sustainable agricultural soil management.

EJP one health

One Health EJP aims to create a sustainable European one health framework by integrating and aligning medical, veterinary and food institutes through joint programming of research agendas.
It covers a network of 41 European laboratories and research centres in 19 EU countries.
Since human health is closely linked to the health of animals and the environment, it aims to boost knowledge about foodborne zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance and emerging threats.


ERA-net cofund

ERA-net cofund is a funding instrument under Horizon 2020 to support public-public partnerships. It aims to increase substantially the share of funding that EU countries dedicate jointly to challenge-driven research and innovation agendas. In practice, this involves 'topping-up' funding of single joint-calls for transnational research and innovation in selected areas with high European added-value.

More about ERA-net cofunds

Food systems and climate (FOSC)

The FOSC consortium brings together 28 partners from Europe, Africa and Latin America to achieve food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture. A range of joint activities that help create a strong and effective trans-national research and innovation network

FOSC website


Brings together 16 countries to strengthen Europe’s position in the blue bioeconomy.
Its goal is to identify new and improve existing ways of bringing biobased products and services to the market and find new ways of creating value from the blue bioeconomy.

Bluebio website


Aims to strengthen the European Research Area in the field of sustainable crop production by better coordinating national and regional research programmes. It brings together EU, associated and non-EU countries.

Suscrop website