Joint Programming Initiative programmes

The Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (JPI CH) and Joint Programming Initiative on Urban Europe (JPI UE) are two of ten initiatives launched in the major research fields via European Council conclusions in 2009 to tackle Grand Societal Challenges. Joint Programming is an intergovernmental process enabling European Member States and Associated Countries to participate in those joint research programming activities that are strategically important and offer synergies. The objective is to support the implementation of the European Research Area (ERA) by better aligning the 85 per cent of research and innovation investments spent at national level.

Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage

The JPI CH promotes safeguarding Cultural Heritage in its broader sense, including tangible, intangible, and digital assets. Since its launch, a Strategic Research Agenda on Cultural Heritage has been implemented by European Member States and Associated Countries. A Heritage Portal has also been developed. Two joint calls have been run, with a third call on Digital Heritage in progress, and 26 transnational projects funded to date. Research projects have covered a wide range of topics, including understanding damage and decay mechanisms on tangible heritage; increasing understanding of cultural values, valuation, interpretation, ethics and identity; safeguarding tangible Cultural Heritage and its associated intangible expressions; providing sustainable strategies for protecting and managing Cultural Heritage; and promoting the use and re-use of all kinds of Cultural Heritage.

Opportunities

Heritage in Changing Environments Call

The Heritage in Changing Environments call is designed to support the development of new, research-based ideas and knowledge in response to the rapidly and widely changing context with which heritage and heritage practice is faced. It invites research projects that help cultural heritage to meet societal challenges and contribute to the development of society.

The Call for Proposals is now open and the deadline for submission of proposals will be 30 November 2017. Call documents and information about how to apply are available here.

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Joint Programming Initiative on Urban Europe

The JPI UE responds to the pressing need for ambitious, sustained and genuinely inter- and transdisciplinary research and innovation that will radically improve our understanding of the social, economic, and environment sustainability of urban areas. It will help Europe’s cities transition to a future that maximises their sustainability, resilience, and their liveability, vital in an era of global competition for commerce, industry, tourism, labour and investment. Since its launch, a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda has been developed and adopted. 50 projects have been funded and knowledge and innovation activities, such as conferences and dedicated workshops, have helped to translate research into policy recommendations. The AHRC have participated in the interdisciplinary ‘ERA-NET Cofund Smart Urban Futures’ call which funded 15 transnational projects focusing on a wide range of topics, from re-industrialisation to developing early warning pluvial flood tools.  

Opportunities

There are no current funding opportunities. New partnerships and initiatives continue to be developed and any future funding calls will be advertised here.

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Contact Details

  • Ms Katherine Warren
    Strategic Lead, Histories, Cultures & Heritage
    Email: k.warren@ahrc.ac.uk