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Joint Programming Neurodegenerative Disease

International Cooperation

JPND EU Joint Programme
Neurodegenerative Disease Research


In December 2008 the European Competitiveness Council acknowledged the need to launch a joint programming pilot initiative aimed at tackling neurodegenerative diseases in the context of major societal challenges that Europe is facing, including challenges of an ageing population. The JPND – EU Joint Programme - Neurodegenerative Disease Research initiative emerged as a response to that challenge.

The following countries are members of the JPND: Albania; Australia; Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Canada; Croatia; Czech Republic; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Ireland; Israel; Italy; Luxembourg; Norway; Netherlands; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey; United Kingdom.

On this page you can consult information about:


JPND call for expert Working Groups on “Concepts for Health and Social Care Research for Neurodegenerative Diseases”

Proposals for expert Working Groups on “Concepts for health and social care research for neurodegenerative diseases” must be submitted no later than 12:00h C.E.T on December 13, 2022.

Although FCT does not participate in this call as a funding organisation, the Working Group may include experts from any country worldwide under invitation, including Portugal.

For more information about this call, please check the respective page on the JPND website.

JPND activities

JPND activities, namely calls for research proposals, build on its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, whose first version was launched in 2012. The newest version of JPND's Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda was published on 23 April 2019, the outlined priorities being: the origins and progression of neurodegenerative diseases; disease mechanisms and models; diagnosis, prognosis and disease definitions; developing therapies, preventive strategies and interventions; and health and social care. This agenda comprises a range of activities aimed at enabling those priorities in an enlarged and comprehensive fashion, while aligning participating countries' scientific and medical skills and social approaches, in order to avoid duplication of efforts.

This initiative has been supported by the European Commission through funding of coordination and support actions and ERA-NETs under the auspices of various framework-programmes for science and innovation over the years. Currently support is provided by H2020 to projects JPco-fuND (2014-2019), JPsustaiND (2015-2019) and JPcofuND 2 (2019-2023).

Results and funding granted

The following graphs present the results of the JPND Joint Transnational Calls launched between 2011 and 2015.


You can consult the funding granted by FCT by year of the call and by project, as well as more information about each funded project, by clicking on the links below.


Marta Abrantes
T. (+351) 21 391 15 96

Alexandre Maurício
T. (+351) 21 391 76 48

This project received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreements 643417, 681043 and 825664.