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News Update: the first Thematic Annual Programming (TAP).

As indicated in our previous newsletter, the first Thematic Annual Programming (TAP) Action of the Water4All Partnership was launched in January 2024.

The TAP aims to establish a network of nationally funded projects to enhance the critical mass of research and innovation through the sharing of knowledge and the implementation of joint activities, such as the elaboration of strategic and scientific papers, or common responses to calls for proposals

The first Water4All’s TAP focuses on the topic of "Water for ecosystems and biodiversity". Entitled “AQUA-WISE”, it brings together eight national projects from four European countries (Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland and Spain).

Project representatives from participating funding agencies met in Prague in March to identify synergies and define links between projects. The members discussed possible outcomes of the cluster, common activities and kick started activities for the development of the AQUA-WISE's implementation plan.


The Water4All Thematic Annual Programming (TAP) Action kicked off in January 2024

We are grateful to announce that the first Thematic Annual Programming (TAP) action of the Water4All is now up and running! The kick-off meeting took place in January 2024. The meeting gathered 30 participants from the four EU participating countries (The Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland and Spain).

An online workshop as kick-off

This meeting on January 30, gathered 30 participants from 4 European countries: The Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland and Spain. 

TAP Action Concept

The TAP Action aims to establish an international cluster of excellence, connecting national research projects and promoting collaboration and knowledge sharing.

The thematic focus for this TAP Action is "Water for Ecosystems and Biodiversity,"  A TAP has a 2-year lifetime.
Participants joined forces to:

  • learn about the concept of the TAP Actions,
  • align expectations,
  • discover synergies
  • identify outputs that could be achieved over the TAP lifetime

The expected outputs of this TAP Action may include (but are not limited to):

  • creation of a leveraging network, which will increase transnational synergies of projects funded in national schemes; 
  • fostering research coordination and promoting sharing of results, data and other resources; 
  • fostering mobility and sharing of infrastructure; 
  • preparing policy briefs, stakeholder briefs, joint scientific publications, etc. ; 
  • facilitating mutual learning; 

Other news

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.