Setting up a JPI programme

The participating organizations collaborate to set up a programme for a Joint Programming Initiative. The European Commission is funding activities to facilitate this process and is providing process-related support where required.

From vision to action

All JPIs go through a similar process. This begins by issuing a shared vision of the subject, set out in a vision paper. Once all the organizations agree about the issue at hand, a strategic research agenda is drawn up, which also sets research priorities. Moreover, an action programme is drawn up to ensure that the goals are achieved. Naturally, at the start of the process the involved organizations need to mutually agree how they will work together.

Action programme

In 2016 the participating countries put the JPICH strategic research agenda on a more concrete footing with a joint action programme. Knowledge is being increased and shared through various activities such as symposia and training courses, whereby these countries work together with non-government and intergovernmental organizations (NGOs and IGOs). Here are a few examples of these activities:

  • Setting up an international working group to develop a method for determining the value of digital heritage, 2017-2018, Spain
  • Organizing an international conference on Participatory Governance of built cultural heritage, October 2018, Netherlands (Amersfoort)
  • Organizing an international Summer School on the heritage of historical urban landscapes in the 20th century, June 2018, Lithuania (Kaunas)