European and International Cooperation Strategy

FACCE-JPI works with a number of European initiatives and projects (public to public, public-private partnerships), including ERA-NETs and other JPIs. The aim with these collaborations is not only to take forward the research and alignment goals of FACCE-JPI, but also to support the European Research Area, increase the impact of FACCE-JPI on European policy-making and innovation, and facilitate exchange of information and mutual learning with other initiatives.

At the international level, FACCE-JPI recognises the necessity to work with selected global partners in order to help better structure research at the global level, raise FACCE-JPI's visibility and impact worldwide, and promote information-sharing with similar programmes undertaken in other regions (e.g. Africa, Mediterrenean area).

FACCE-JPI adopted a new European and International Strategy (also see presentation) to address the global challenges of sustainable agriculture and food security in the face of climate change in a more effective way. The European and International Strategy aims to:

  • Promote greater complementarity and structuring of research at European and international levels to address global challenges in a more effective way
  • Improve the international visibility FACCE-JPI and enhance the impact of aligned European research on European policy making and innovation
  • Facilitate the exchange of information and mutual learning with similar research initiatives in other regions of the world

More specific annual Action Plans will be developed by the FACCE-JPI Secretariat to facilitate and prioritise the roll-out of this Strategy in the context of the FACCE-JPI Implementation Plans.

Here you can find a timeline of important strategic partnerships:


  • FACCE-JPI and SusCrop join forces to put in place a Call for research projects addressing agrobiodiversity.
  • FACCE-JPI initiatives (FOSC, FACCE ERA-GAS, FACCE SURPLUS) join the Green ERA-HUB, a network of 14 European Research Area Initiatives, building on 17 years of experience


  • FACCE-JPI organises workshop for EU13 countries to inform about FACCE-JPI activities and membership
  • FACCE-JPI associated ERA-NET, FACCE ERA-GAS, selects nine projects on circular mixed-crop livestock systems
  • Together with FACCE SURPLUS, a project status seminar and valorsation workshop was organised to bring together projects and key staholders in biorefining and the bioeconomy


  • FACCE-JPI, in partnership with JPI Urban Europe, organised an exploratory workshop for researchers, policymakers and stakeholders with interests and expertise in urban agriculture and adaptation to climate change. The workshop was held 21 January in Wageningen, the Netherlands.
  • A meeting was held with DG Agri in January 2020 (Berlin, Germany) to discuss Horizon Europe and the future partnerships and the possible role of FACCE-JPI.


  • FACCE-JPI initiates together with LEAP-AGRI the ERA-NET Cofund on Food Systems and Climate (FOSC). This ERA-NET aims to contribute to the creation of a strong and effective transnational research and innovation network between Europe, Africa, and Latin America, as well as to the coordination and synergy between national, international and EU research programmes that are relevant to food security under climate change. The network was launched October 2019 and opened its first joint call in December.
  • FACCE-JPI and ERA-NET Cofund SusAn Joint Exploratory Workshop on Phenotyping/Genotyping and Novel Breeding Techniques for adaptation and mitigation to Climate Change in the livestock sector, Brussels, 21 November 2019. 
  • In November 2019, a meeting was held between the JPIs FACCE, HDHL and Oceans together DG RTD and relevant EC representatives to follow up on work initiated during EXPO 2015 on Food and Nutrition Security and what the JPIs can contribute.
  • FACCE-JPI participates in a training meeting of the CSA Fit4FOOD2030 on 15 and 16 October 2019 (Brussels, Belgium).
  • On 26 September 2019 (M55), FACCE-JPI and Water JPI had a joint workshop (Paris, France) where experts met and gave input for possible joint actions between the two JPIs.
  • FACCE-JPI co-organises a valorisation workshop together with FACCE SURPLUS and with attendance from ERA-NET Cofund FACCE SusCrop, 12 September 2019.
  • FACCE-JPI co-organises a valorisation workshop with FACCE ERA-GAS on 12 June 2019.
  • FACCE-JPI has ensured a constant dialogue with the European Commission concerning the role of FACCE-JPI in the future, including in Horizon Europe. Meetings have been held with the Commission (DG Agri and/or RTD) in January, March, April, and June 2019.
  • FACCE-JPI and ERA-NET Cofund SusCrop Joint Exploratory Workshop on Application of Novel Breeding Techniques in Crops in the context of Food Security and Climate Change  INIA, Madrid 27-28 June 2019.
  • FACCE-JPI exchanges with the CSA CIRCASA.
  • FACCE-JPI is involved in the preparation for the formation of the EJP Soil.



  • FACCE-JPI organises an exploratory workshop on Big Data for policy makers, researchers and stakeholders. The workshop was held on 22 November 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • FACCE-JP organises an exploratory workshop for researchers and policy makers on Emerging Technologies. The workshop was held on 21 November 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • FACCE-JPI discusses possible new programmatic collaboration with the Belmont Forum during the Belmont Forum/ ANR Food Security and Safety Collaborative Research Action Scoping Workshop (10 November 2017).
  • FACCE-JPI participates in the PRIMA Networking Event to discuss possible synergies between the two initiatives (8 November 2017).
  • FACCE-JPI explores possible themes and modalities for cooperation with the EC’s Joint Research Centre (10 October 2017).
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada joins the FACCE-JPI SusCrop ERA-Net as an Associate Party (October 2017)
  • FACCE-JPI participates as a Partner in the annual GRA Council Meeting (29-30 August 2017).
  • The FACCE-JPI Governing Board holds a special session on EU and International Cooperation with representatives from the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural GHG (GRA), the Network for Research Collaboration on Sustainable Temperate Agriculture (TempAg), the Belmont Forum, the PRIMA Initiative and JPI Climate to discuss avenues for cooperation in the context of the forthcoming FACCE-JPI Implementation Plan 2018-2020 (2 June 2017).
  • FACCE-JPI participates in the GRA Livestock Research Group meeting in Washington D.C. (10-12 April 2017).
  • FACCE-JPI participates in the TempAg Network Governing Board meeting (1 Feb. 2017) to discuss potential cooperation with its members.



  • FACCE-JPI MACSUR Knowledge Hub signs an MoU with the Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) (12 February 2014).