The final annual report of ERA-LEARN 2020 on good practices in the implementation of JPIs focuses on the increasing relevance of the international dimension of Joint Programming processes. To highlight activities which are thought to be essential for an effective development and implementation of Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) the report features two case studies: “A healthy diet for a healthy life: a novel and structured approach for international outreach for P2Ps (international alignment)“ and “JPIAMR’s Approach to Policy Coordination”. The objective of the ERA-LEARN 2020 annual reports is to highlight activities and progress made among JPIs in relation to their successful implementation. All case studies show key benefits, success factors, barriers and possibilities for implementation for other JPIs.
The case studies provided in this 2018 report show how sustainable collaborations with partner countries outside of the European Union and with International Organisations can be established through i) the work of the governing bodies of the JPIs, ii) their efforts in setting up an overarching research strategy, and iii) the close ties of JPIs with their respective research and innovation communities.

In particular, the case study “A healthy diet for a healthy life: a structured approach for international outreach for P2Ps“ presents a novel and structured approach for international alignment. It is based on the JPI HDHL’s Strategy and Action Plan for Flexible and Efficient Collaboration with Third Countries and incorporates experiences gained during the ongoing implementation.

Both the case studies considered in the 2018 report show that the focus of interest for JPIs increasingly shifts from inclusiveness and alignment to common strategic research agendas towards their impact on the European and global policy agenda and their specific role in the governance and orientation of structuring research and innovation in Europe. Furthermore, the 2018 report summarizes the results of the previous reports.

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