JPI Urban Europe and the Austrian Research Promotion Agency – FFG organised an evening event to celebrate the 10 Years of JPIs on 19th September in Vienna, which was followed by a conference on 20th September hosted under The Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
This event was organised by the 10 JPIs with the aim to promote JPIs and their achievements and to present a common position in the view of the next Framework Programme
Based on the experiences of the ten Joint Programming Initiatives ( JPIs) their recently presented long-term visions and strategies and cooperating with the European Commission in the European Research Programme, the conference focused on their role and contribution to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and implement mission-oriented programmes in Horizon Europe. JPI's movie
The JPI’s, Member States and the European Commission (EC) shared the experiences of JPIs and discussed the establishment of mission-oriented/challenge-driven research and innovation (R&I) programmes against future requirements of the European Research Area (ERA) and the 9th Framework Programme (Horizon Europe).
The delegates discussed the potential contribution of JPIs to Horizon Europe and with regard to international policies, in particular SDGs.
During the conference the JPI Chairs presented a Joint Declaration on how to proceed: Driving research and innovation to address global challenges. Its aim is to strengthen Europe's pioneering role in achieving the UN Agenda 2030 and its sustainable development goals.