Germany is involved in all ten JPIs: 9 as member (JPI MYBL, JPND, FACCE JPI, JPI HDHL, JPI Urban Europe, JPI Climate, JPI AMR, Water JPI, JPI Oceans), 1 as observer (JPI on Cultural Heritage)
The responsibilty for the JPI MYBL lies with the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) , another 5 JPIs are also linked to the BMBF and another 3 JPIs share their responsibilities between BMBF and the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL).
Germany is also involved in other actions, like ERANETs as well as ERA-LEARN 2020, the P2P platform.
Important Research Programmes (Funding programmes of the Bundesregierung) were “IKT 2020 – Forschung für Innovationen” and the inter-ministry RTD-initiative “Das Alter hat Zukunft” (“The new Future of old Age”). Today it is the programme “Technik zum Menschen bringen” (Bringing technology to the people).
There are several types of exchanging information and aligning processes:
– distribution and exchange knowledge and infromation in general through regular email inqueries/conversations, videoconferences, telcos, meetings etc.
– through SC 1 and SC 6 as well as ICT national contact points (national levelEuropean level), the latter are working e.g. at DLR, a project management agency being responsible collect and afterwards to supply the necessary information in the meetings etc., in the aftermath relevant information has to be distributed back to national level for the “closing the circle”
– more information flow: in Jour Fixe Joint Programming (management agencies together with the BMBF), ressort meetings esp. regarding Horizon 2020, SC 6 and JPI s in general), working groups regarding coordination instruments
– Involvement of other ministries regading topics directly in the JPI MYBL or in JPI MYBL projects (e.g. the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) as well as the German Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)
‘similar to alignment and coordination stated above;
distribution of information to stakeholders etc. like DZA (German Centre of gerontology), BAGSO (German National Association of Senior Citizens’ Organization) and others -> the mentioned ones are also members of the JPI MYBL advisory boards, so there are fruitful overlaps and thematic intersection to use for synergy purposes
Ministries: BMBF, BMAS, BMFSFJ
Project management agencies: VDI/VDE-IT, DLR Projektträger and sometimes PT Jülich
Research: DZA, BAGSO, TU Dresden…