Horizon 2020:European Joint Programming Initiatives–Opportunities for U.S.-EU Research Collaboration

Event information
Venue:Washington DC / Live-stream


European Joint Programming Initiatives – Opportunities for U.S.- EU Research Collaboration on Societal Challenges

This workshop will be held on 31st of January 2018 at Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington DC from 1:30 pm until 7p and reception will feature U.S. federal funding agencies (NSF, USDA, EPA, and NOAA) together with European Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs). JPIs are EU Member States driven initiatives in which EU national funding agencies join forces and coordinate efforts to fund research for tackling global societal challenges jointly.* The workshop that will cover topics of antimicrobial resistance, water, health, marine, agriculture, and climate* is a follow-up of an event that took place in Brussels in November 2016. At the first joint JPI - U.S. funding agency workshop US federal agencies as well as JPI representatives met and expressed their large interest to cooperate. This second workshop will feature best practices of U.S.-EU research collaboration on these global social challenges. It will also present the results and concrete cooperation potentials coming out of the bilateral meetings between US agencies and the JPIs in the form of panel discussions on each topic. Members of U.S. federal agencies are encouraged to attend to learn both about these experiences as well as potential areas of collaboration with European counterparts.

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A live-stream of the event will also be available.

Workshop Objectives:

1. Identify emerging topics for potential future joint calls for U.S.-EU research collaboration

2. Facilitate exchange of knowledge and cooperation with key research funding agencies in the U.S. and EU

3. Share best practices in how U.S. federal agencies and European JPIs / national funding agencies can collaborate on topics of mutual interest.

Reception to follow.


1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Registration and Coffee

2:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m. Welcome and Introduction

  • Berna Windischbaur, BILAT-USA4.0 Project Manager, Austrian Research Promotion Agency
  • Mary Kavanagh, Minister-Counselor, Research & Innovation, European Union Delegation

2:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m. General Information on Joint Programming Initiatives

  • Jacky Wood, Acting Executive Director, JPI Oceans

2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Panel Sessions

Moderator: Anne Bowser, Director of Innovation in the Science and Technology Innovation Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Panel 1: Agriculture and Food Security

  • Caroline Lesser, Head of International Cooperation and Stakeholder Relations, FACCE-JPI Secretariat, INRA Otto Gonzalez, Director of International Programs, USDA-NIFA

Panel 2: Antimicrobial Resistance

  • Patriq Fagerstedt, Senior Research Officer, JPI AMR Secretariat, Swedish Research Council
  • Dennis Dixon, Chief, Bacteriology and Mycology Branch, NIAID, NIH

Panel 3: Oceans, Marine, and Climate

  • Jacky Wood, Acting Executive Director, JPI Oceans
  • Rick Murray, Division Director of Ocean Sciences, National Science Foundation
  • Terry Schaefer, International Activities Office, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Jonathan White, President/CEO, Consortium for Ocean Leadership

3:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Break

4:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Panel Sessions

Moderator: Anne Bowser, Director of Innovation in the Science and Technology Innovation Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Panel 4: Water Challenges

  • Dominique Darmendrail, Coordinator, JPI Water, The French National Research Agency (ANR)
  • Venkat Lakshmi, Program Manager, Division of Earth Sciences/Hydrology Program, NSF

Panel 5: Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life

  • Jolien Wenink, Coordinator, JPI HDHL, the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development, Netherlands
  • USA Speaker TBA

Panel 6: Climate Challenge

  • Frank McGovern, Chair, JPI Climate, EPA, Ireland
  • Jack Kaye, Associate Director for Research, Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA

5:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

  • Jesse Szeto, Director, NCURA Global, BILAT USA 4.0 Co-coordinator

5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Networking Reception