02 Oct 2018

Analysis of long term strategies of JPIs points out major achievements and challenges


The High level Group for Joint Programming (GPC) has adopted the report on the analysis of the long term strategies (LTS) of the 10 Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs).

These long term strategies present strong narratives of strategic planning and subsequent joint tackling of societal challenges. With their programmatic approach, JPIs are already in line with several of the requirements of the mission-oriented approach in the global challenges pillar of Horizon Europe. This mission-orientation could in turn provide direction for the further development of the Joint Programming Process (JPP) across regions and nations in Europe. The analysis by GPC confirms once again the relevance of the Framework Programme for the JPIs for financing, and for positioning themselves within both the European and international societal challenge landscape. The report identifies a number of good practices and challenges, revealing a general pattern, with areas that are straightforward for JPIs to deal with and other areas of general concern.

The main recommendation is to form a closer dynamic link between JPIs, GPC, ERAC and Member States (as well as Associated Countries) under the lead of the Competitiveness Council, including a proactive role of the European Commission in the Joint Programming Process. JPIs are well on their way to become major players in their respective domains for JPP and for win-win alignment, and have the potential to achieve much more if they were to get stronger high level political support.

To address the needs for realising this broad, overall statement, 7 detailed recommendations have been elaborated by the TF and are described in detail in the report.

The report can be downloaded here.