Acquatic pollutants project born from the collaboration between JPI Water, JPI Oceans and JPI AMR and 32 partners, including Arpa Sicilia.

The call will support research and innovation projects that establish integrated and cross-sectoral approaches for risk-management combining the research areas of contaminants of emerging concerns (CECs), pathogens and antimicrobial resistance. The whole water cycle, from the source through the river basins and eventually to the estuaries and oceans, has to be considered. 26 countries are pooling resources of about 22 M€ to implement the joint transnational call for research and innovation projects.

The call is divided into 3 themes with several subthemes. Research & innovation proposals are invited to respond to at least one of the following themes:

Measuring – Environmental behaviour of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems

Evaluating – Risk assessment and management of CECs, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria from aquatic ecosystems (inland, coastal and marine) to human health and environment

Taking Actions – Strategies to reduce CECs, pathogens and antimicrobial resistant bacteria in aquatic ecosystems (inland, coastal and marine).


  • Call opening: 17 February 2020
  • Deadline pre-proposals: 18 May 2020 (deadline extension due to COVID-19)
  • Invitation to submit full proposals: June 2020
  • Deadline full proposals: 14 August 2020
  • Funding decision announced: October 2020
  • Start of projects: December 2020 – March 2021
  • Projects end: 2024

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