In February 2020 the three Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) on Water, Oceans and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in collaboration with the European Commission launched the AquaticPollutants joint transnational call for research and innovation projects on risks posed to human health and the environment by pollutants and pathogens present in the water resources. For this call 26 countries are pooling resources of about 24.2 M€.
Research & innovation proposals were invited to respond to at least one of the themes outlined in the call. The table below gives an overview of the themes addressed in the project proposals:
|Call Theme||No of Applications
|Theme 1 – Measuring
Environmental behaviour of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems
Total requested funding of 75.2 M€
|Theme 2 – Evaluating
Risk Assessment and Management of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria from aquatic ecosystems (inland, coastal and marine) to human health and environment
Total requested funding of 42.3 M€
|Theme 3 – Taking Actions
Strategies to reduce contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems (inland, coastal and marine)
Total requested funding of 61.9 M€
Pre-proposals are now in the eligibility check and scientific evaluation process (based on two criteria – ‘Excellence’ and ‘Impact’). The best pre-proposals will be invited by the Call Secretariat to proceed to the submission of the full proposal.
To read more about the Eligibility Criteria and evaluation procedures, please download the Call Announcement HERE.