First joint call of JPI Climate launched today

02.10.2013
The European Joint Programming Initiative Connecting Climate Knowledge for Europe is launching its first joint call for transnational research projects. NordForsk facilitates the call in partnership with the French National Research Agency ANR.
First joint call of JPI Climate launched today

www.jpi-climate.eu

On behalf of the Nordic Top-level Research Initiative (TRI), NordForsk has followed the development of JPI Climate closely as an observer on the JPI Climate Governing Board. Facilitating the first joint call of JPI Climate is a new step in this cooperation.

Climate research has for several years been one of the main priorities within Nordic research cooperation. By participating on the European arena, NordForsk contributes to strengthening the Nordic research environments within Climate Research. This is a natural follow up of the Nordic Top-level Research Initiative and its aim to create a broad international platform for cooperation within climate, energy and the environment, explains NordForsk’s Vice Director Riitta Mustonen, responsible for ERA-NORIA relations:

"NordForsk has a lot of experience in organizing transnational calls on the Nordic arena, and now this experience may be used to the benefit of broader European research cooperation. At the same time, NordForsk can learn from the recent trends in European cooperation and take this knowledge home to the benefit of the Nordic research cooperation."

The first joint opens today, 30 September, and deadline for pre-proposals is 29 November at noon.

The call for proposals is published on www.jpi-climate.eu.

 

About JPI Climate
JPI Climate is a collaboration between 13 European countries to coordinate jointly their climate research and fund new transnational research initiatives.

JPI Climate aims to bring together existing and develop new scientific knowledge needed to adequately transform society towards climate resilience and to provide integrated climate knowledge and decision support services for societal innovation. By transnational coordination of the research base, JPI Climate aims to overcome research fragmentation, to make better use of precious public R&D resources and to facilitate cross border collaboration between top scientists.

JPI Climate contributes to the overall EU objective of developing a European Research Area and is coordinated with the EU’s Horizon2020 programme in support of excellent science, industrial leadership and the European response to one of the great societal challenges of our times - climate change.

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