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AquaticPollutants Call 2020 is open

The Joint Transnational Call 2020 “Risks posed to human health and the environment by pollutants and pathogens present in water resources (AquaticPollutants)” is open.

Within the framework of AquaticPollutants the Joint Programm Initiatives (JPIs) on Water, Oceans and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) are working closely together.

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”)

Proposals need to involve eligible research partners from at least threeparticipating countries. Projects will be funded for up to 36 months.

Participating countries:
Belgium (BELSPO, F.R.S.-FNRS, FWO) , Brazil (CONFAP) , Cyprus (RIF), Czech Republic (TACR) , Denmark (IFD), Estonia (ETAg), Finland (AKA), France (ANR), Germany (JÜLICH), Greece (GSRT), Ireland (EPA), Israel (CSO-MOH), Italy (ARPA, MUR), Moldova (NARD), Norway (RCN), Poland (NCBR), Portugal (FCT), Romania (UEFISCDI), South Africa (WRC), Spain (AEI, ISCIII), Sweden (FORMAS, Sida), Taiwan (MoST), Tunisia (MHSER), Turkey (TUBITAK), Scotland /United Kingdom/ (SCOTENT)

The deadline for submitting proposals is 16.04.2020, 17:00 CEST. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

For more infromation visit https://aquaticpollutants.ptj.de/call1# or https://www.tacr.cz/en/aquaticpollutants/.