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    Copernicus; The European Earth Observation Programme - formerly GMES


    The well-being and security of future generations are more than ever dependent on everyone's actions and on the decisions being made today on environmental policies. To take the right action decision makers, businesses and citizens must be provided with reliable and up-to-date information on how our planet and its climate are changing.

    Swiss eligibility: Switzerland is currently not participating in the programme

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    European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership 2 (EDCTP)


    The EDCTP2 programme supports the clinical development of new or improved diagnostics, drugs, vaccines and microbicides against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria. In addition, EDCTP2  supports studies on neglected infectious diseases (NIDs). All stages of clinical trials will be supported, from phase I to IV, though the main focus will be on phase II and III clinical trials.

    Swiss eligibility: Switzerland is an associated country to Horizon 2020 and can participate in the EDCTP programme, however is not a member of EDCTP.

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    European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR)


    The European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR) replaces the European Metrology Research Programme (EMPR) and continues to enable European metrology institutes, industrial organisations and academia to collaborate on joint research projects within specified fields. It is implemented by the European Association of National Metrology Institutes (EURAMET) and organised by 23 National Metrology Institutes (NMIs).

    Swiss eligibility: With the full association to Horizon 2020, Switzerland is a full partner of EMPIR. Hence Swiss organisations have the same righs and obligations as those from EU member states and can receive EC funding.

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    Joint Programming Initiative (JPI)


    The overall aim of the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) is to pool national research efforts in order to make better use of Europe's precious public R&D resources and to tackle common European challenges more effectively in a few key areas.

    Swiss eligibility: Case by case