High Level Group for Joint Programming (GPC)
The GPC (Groupe de haut niveau pour la Programmation Conjointe) was founded as a dedicated configuration of the European Research Area Committee (ERAC) by Council Conclusions under the French presidency in 2008. It was given the tasks to identify and substantiate a limited number of Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) themes, and to develop guidelines on framework conditions for Joint Programming. The GPC has successfully initiated and accompanied the setting up of ten Joint Programming Initiatives and has delivered “Voluntary Guidelines on Framework Conditions for Joint Programming”. It has been decided that the GPC will continue its work in order to support the activities of the JPIs and to develop the Joint Programming Process further. Among the main tasks of the GPC are the monitoring of JPIs, the improvement of the framework conditions for Joint Programming, the promotion of the alignment of research and innovation funding at national and European level, and the possible selection of new themes for further JPIs.
Please find more information on current initiatives in the directory "Joint Activities"
Mr. MARTIN SCHMID, Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy,
Ms. GUNHILD KIESENHOFER-WIDHALM, Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy,
Ms. BRIGITTE WEISS, Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology,
Mr. THOMAS ZERGOI, Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG),