6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

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

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This workshop 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.

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.



13:30 p.m.-14:00 p.m. Registration and Coffee

14:00 p.m.-14:15 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

14:15 p.m.-14:30 p.m. General Information on Joint Programming Initiatives

Jacky Wood, Acting Executive Director, JPI Oceans

14:30 p.m.-15:45 p.m. Panel Sessions

Moderator: Claire Chen, NCURA Global, BILAT USA 4.0 Co-coordinator

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

15:45 p.m.-16:00 p.m. Break

16:00 p.m.-17:15 p.m. Panel Sessions

Moderator: Claire Chen, NCURA Global, BILAT USA 4.0 Co-coordinator

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

Deirdra Chester, National Program Leader, Division of Nutrition, USDA/NIFA

Panel 6: Climate Challenge

Frank McGovern, Chair, JPI Climate, EPA, Ireland

Jack Kaye, Associate Director for Research, Earth Science Division, Science Mission Directorate, NASA

17:15 p.m.-17:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

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

17:30 p.m.-19:00 p.m. Networking Reception