Pillar B aims at developing knowledge and innovation capacity to address the water challenges identified in the Water4All strategic research and innovation agenda (SRIA), by aligning and leveraging national programmes to overcome the current fragmentation. The SRIA is the strategic backbone of Water4All for launching joint activities contributing, in the long term, to the achievements of the objectives set by UN Water’s definition for water security and in the SDGs related to water. It lays out key research and innovation topics that should be addressed by the partnership in the following years to address the big challenge of water for all.
The above mentioned objectives will be achieved by pooling together financial resources from the participating national and regional research and innovation funding programmes towards the definition and implementation of co-funded transnational and multi-disciplinary calls for research and innovation proposals. The activities will include a number of actions that will be identified and launched depending on the needs identified by the partnering funders and their funding capacity:
- Joint Transnational Calls for Research and Innovation projects
- Thematic Annual Programming (TAP) actions
- Calls for interest for researchers to participate in Knowledge Hubs
- Calls targeted to specific performers groups or activities, such as Young Researchers Calls