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The Water4All Partnership was invited to participate to the first seminar on phasing-out strategies organised by ERA-LEARN and the European Commision on the 21st September.

The primary purpose of this seminar was to discuss with the audience possibilities and modalities for the phasing-out of Horizon Europe Partnerships in order to make these initiatives fully self-sustainable in the medium to long term. This phasing-out should therefore allow Partnerships to continue their activities without the direct contribution of the European Commission.  

The seminar counted the participation of several coordinators of ongoing European initiatives such as Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs), Era-Nets, and the European Institute of Technology and Innovation (EIT) in the fields of the environment, agriculture, digitalisation and quantum technologies.

Representatives of the Commission presented their timeline and asked the audience to work on a phasing-out plan that will outline possible actions to enable the full self-sustainability of their initiative. This seminar also offered the opportunity to Partnership representatives to point out existing difficulties for the phasing-out. All these inputs will be considered by the Commission in the planning of next steps, in particular as regards the launch or continuation of ongoing Partnerships.  

Workshop on European Partnerships phasing-out strategies — ERA-LEARN

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The Water4All Partnership - Water Security for the Planet - is a funding programme for scientific research in freshwater. It aims to tackle water challenges to face climate change, help to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and boost the EU’s competitiveness and growth.

It is co-funded by the European Union within the frame of the Horizon Europe programme (a key funding programme for research and innovation). The Partnership duration is for seven years from 2022.

The Water4All objective is to enable water security at a large scale and in the long term. Its goal is also to tackle water issues in a holistic frame. 

All forms of life on earth need water. All human activities operate with this resource. Water is part of our everyday life. It is also integrated within urban and countryside landscapes. It is one of the most valuable elements we share with plants and animals.

These simple facts must be kept in mind to understand the Water4All ambition.

This resource is weakened in many places due to climate changes, and human habits. We know that we can improve the way we use water. Everyone has a role to play and especially the scientific research community.

Scientific research is the heart of the Partnership as It is a powerful tool to improve knowledge on preserving, restoring, and managing this essential resource. 

International cooperation is also needed as water has no borders on Earth and runs from one country to another.

Water4All brings together a broad and cohesive group of 90 partners from 33 countries in the European Union and beyond. This consortium gathers partners from the whole water Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) chain.