There are major risks associated with the occurrence of emerging pollutants, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in our water bodies and oceans. To face these challenges in a comprehensive way and to develop multidisciplinary and practical solutions for the provision of safe drinking water and healthy aquatic environments, this Joint Transnational Call (JTC) will make the research communities of freshwater, marine and the health sector work together and create synergies for joint approaches.
The three Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs): Water JPI, JPI Oceans and JPI AMR will launch a co-funded transnational and multi-disciplinary call in mid February 2020 for research and innovation proposals.
Research & innovation proposals are invited to respond to at least one of the following themes:
- Measuring - Environmental behaviour of emerging pollutants, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems.
- Evaluating - Risk assessment and management of emerging pollutants, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria from aquatic ecosystems (inland and marine) to human health and environment
- Taking Actions Strategies to reduce emerging pollutants, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems (inland and marine)
The following 26 countries participates in the call: Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Tunesia, Turkey and United Kingdom.
Formas and Swedish research council participates with 3 million Euros during the years 2021-2023. The total budget is approximately 25 million Euro har received funding from the Eurpean Unions, Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
The main applicant and co-applicants must have doctoral degrees. Grants can be given to researchers at Swedish universities, university colleges or research institutes.