European Joint Programme Cofund (EJP Cofund)

EJP Cofund under Horizon 2020 is 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.

When submitting an EJP Cofund proposal, activities from the first year are listed in detail in the first Annual Work Plan. In every successive year, an Annual Work Plan needs to be submitted and is 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. There is the possibility of having two pre-financing payments, to provide adequate cash flow in case of very large programmes.