An important first objective of JPND was the drafting of a Strategic Research Agenda (SRA), which defines the strategic and scientific priorities that would benefit from co-ordination at the European level. Specific priorities in biological, clinical and social research related to neurodegenerative diseases were identified through a series of SRA workshops and Stakeholder Consultations. The JPND Research Strategy was launched on February 7th, 2012 and outlines the research priorities to be addressed over the next ten years through EU-wide investments and activities.
JPND is now implementing its strategy and a first-phase implementation plan has been agreed for 2012-2014. During this period JPND will:
- launch Annual Calls for proposals in priority research areas
- establish a number of Alignment Actions to promote alignment of research activity across Europe
A follow-up implementation plan will be announced in 2015.
More information in the implementation initiatives can be found in the Major Activities page of this website.