European Joint Programme Cofund (EJP Cofund)

EJP Cofund under Horizon 2020 was a co-fund action designed to support coordinated national research and innovation programmes. The EJP Cofund aims at attracting and pooling a critical mass of national resources on objectives and challenges of Horizon 2020 and at achieving significant economies of scales by adding related Horizon 2020 resources to a joint effort.

EJP Cofund allows implementation of a joint programme of activities, ranging from research and innovation projects to coordination and networking activities, as well as training activities, demonstration and dissemination activities, support to third parties etc. The EJP Cofund supports direct consortium activities and/or (single or multiple) calls for proposals for financial support to third parties.

EJP Cofund activities were detailed in an Annual Work Plan that needed to be submitted with the respective proposal for the establishment of the EJP Cofund and was subject to Commission approval. There is a fixed reimbursement rate indicated in the Work Programme applied to the overall pool of all eligible direct and indirect costs. The duration of EJP Cofund actions is fixed to 5 years with 12-month reporting periods and there is possibility of two pre-financing payments to provide adequate float in case of very large programmes.

State of Play

EJP Cofund actions:

EUROfusion Implementation of activities described in the Roadmap to Fusion during Horizon 2020 through a Joint programme of the members of the EUROfusion consortium

CONCERT European Joint Programme for the Integration of Radiation Protection Research

HBM4EU European Human Biomonitoring Initiative

One Health EJP Promoting One Health in Europe through joint actions on foodborne zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance and emerging microbiological hazards

Rare Disease European Joint Programme Cofund

Soil Towards climate-smart sustainable management of agricultural soils