One Health European Joint Programme (EJP)
RIVM is involved in the One Health European Joint Programme (EJP) which has started in January 2018 and will run until the end of 2022. The focus of the One Health EJP is on foodborne zoonoses.
The aim of the One Health EJP is to create a sustainable European One Health framework by integration and alignment of medical, veterinary and food institutes through joint programming of research agendas matching the needs of European and national policy makers and stakeholders.
The consortium consists of 40 partner organisations from 19 European countries. From each participating country, at least one reference laboratory from the public health / human medicine domain and one reference laboratory from the food / veterinary domain is involved. Organisations from the Netherlands are RIVM, Wageningen Bioveterinary Research WUR and the Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH).
Programme leader is the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety, Anses. The Dutch organisations participating in the One Health EJP are RIVM , Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR) and the Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH). RIVM is responsible for the Strategic Research Agenda of the One Health EJP.
In collaboration with national experts of the partner organisations, a provisional Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) has been developed in 2016 during the preparatory phase of the One Health EJP. The SRA describes the priority research and integrative topics identified by the experts with regard to the three domains within the scope of the One Health EJP: foodborne zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance and emerging threats. The SRA will be revised after the implementation of the One Health EJP.
The programme is co-funded by participating institutes and the European Union (Horizon2020, the European Framework Programme for Research and innovation, Societal Challenge 2).