Update 22 April, 2021:
You can find more about the selected projects on this link:
Update 23 March, 2021:
We are happy to announce that the external evaluation of all full-proposal submitted to the AquaticPollutants Joint Transnational Call has been finalised.
Based on the evaluation results and the available budget, the Call Steering Committee recommended 18 projects (with a total volume of approximately 20 Mio. € ) for funding.
We would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this call!
Update 23 November, 2020
The call has been closed. All full-proposals submitted will now proceed to the eligbility check and external evaluation.
Update 10 November, 2020:
We would like to inform you about the updated call timeline.
Please note that these dates may be further adapted depending on the development of the COVID-19 pandemia!
Welcome to the Joint Transnational Call 2020 “Risks posed to human health and the environment by pollutants and pathogens present in water resources (AquaticPollutants)”.
Within the framework of AquaticPollutants, the Joint Programm Initiatives (JPIs) on Water, Oceans and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) are working closely together. A total amount of approx. € 24.6 million has been blocked by the 32 Funding Partners.
We are pleased to inform you that the evaluation and selection of pre-proposals submitted to the AquaticPollutants Joint Transnational Call “Risks posed to human health and the environment by pollutants and pathogens present in water resources” has been finalized.
Based on the quality of the pre-proposal and taking into account the available funding, the Call Steering Committee selected 53 (out of 184) pre-proposals to proceed to the next step (full proposal submission). All coordinators have been informed about the outcome of the evaluation.
If you were invited to submit a full-proposal, please thoroughly read the Guidelines of Full-Proposal Submission beforehand! The Call Announcement and National Funding Regulations are furthermore relevant for the preparation of the full proposal. You may find these documents on the left side of this webpage ("CALL DOCUMENTS“).
All national funding organisations have specific funding rules. All applicants should contact the National Contact Points regarding partner eligibility and budgets. Please bear in mind, that ineligibility of one partner will result in rejection of the whole proposal.
The deadline for submitting full proposals is 23. November 2020, 17:00 CET. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Information about the timeline of the evaluation and funding decision will be published here a.s.a.p.
If you have any technical problems with your login or the submission platform, please don´t hesitate to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Backround information to the call
The overall goal of the proposed ERA-NET Cofund AquaticPollutants is to strengthen the European Research Area (ERA) in the field of clean and healthy aquatic ecosystems and to leverage untapped potential in the collaboration between the freshwater, marine and health research areas. The ERA-NET Cofund AquaticPollutants is a network of 32 ministries, authorities and funding organisations responsible for funding research and innovation projects in the field of clean and healthy aquatic ecosystems from 26 countries.
A multidisciplinary approach has been set up, which brings together the research needs of the freshwater sector, the marine sector and the health sector to carry out a Joint Transnational Call (JTC) and complementing Additional Activities. This call will make the research communities of those three research fields work together and create synergies for joint approaches.
This call comprises three main themes:
Theme 1 - Environmental behaviour of emerging pollutants, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems (“Measuring”)
Theme 2 - Risk Assessment and Management of emerging pollutants, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria from aquatic ecosystems (inland and marine) to human health and environment (“Evaluating”)
Theme 3 - Strategies to reduce emerging pollutants, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems (inland and marine) (“Taking Actions”)
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 869178-AquaticPollutants.