The Netherlands is keen on finding a solution to the problem of antimicrobial resistance. With research ZonMw wants to contribute. Resistant micro-organisms do not respect any international borders and as globalisation and AMR increases we firmly believe international research efforts across borders should also.

Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR)

Currently, JPIAMR is a collaboration between 27 member countries. The initiative coordinates national funding to support transnational research and activities within the six priority areas of the shared JPIAMR Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA, published 2019) – therapeutics, diagnostics, surveillance, transmission, environment and interventions. The most recent being the 9th call 'Diagnostics and Surveillance'. Additionally, the JPIAMR is currently developing a platform to extend shared research capabilities on a global scale through the Virtual Research Institute (JPIAMR-VRI).

Awarded projects with Dutch partners:

  • In the 8th joint call 'Building the Foundation or the JPIAMR Virtual Research Institute', ZonMw financed the start-up meeting. This was a joint meeting of the 7th and 8th calls on 19 and 20 February 2019, taking place in the Netherlands
  • In the 7th joint call '2018 Network Call on Surveillance' 2 projects were awarded with Dutch coordinators (2018)
  • No projects were awarded in the 6th joint call 'Innovations against antibiotic-resistant bacteria: New targets, compounds and tools' (2018), as the Netherlands was not able to participate
  • In the 5th joint call 'Comparison of prevention, control and intervention strategies for AMR infections through multidisciplinary studies, including One Health approaches', 4 projects were awarded (2017)
  • In the 4th joint call 'AMR Networks / Working Groups', 3 projects were awarded (2016)
  • 9 projects were awarded in the 3rd joint call 'Transmission Dynamics' (2016)
  • In the 2nd joint call 'Antimicrobial Resistance through the JPIAMR', 3 projects were awarded (2015)
  • In the 1st joint call 'Transnational call InnovaResistance: Innovative approaches to address antibacterial resistance' 3 projects were awarded (2014)

The JPIAMR is a partnership in which Member States work together on the theme of antimicrobial resistance, with support of the European Commission. The mission for the period 2020-2025 is to join forces of the participating nations by initiating the alignment, coordination and support of global antimicrobial resistance One Health research and policy activities.

The SRIA priority areas and objectives correspond broadly with those of the national AMR and ABR programs of ZonMw: the development of new antibiotics, diagnostics, transmission, interventions and surveillance.

View all ZonMw-funded JPIAMR projects on our website.

More information about JPIAMR can be found on

Subscribe to the JPIAMR newsletter for the latest news.

International Ministerial AMR Conference 2019

On the 19th and 20th of June the 2019 International Ministerial AMR Conference took place in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. Following up on the 2014 conference, the 2019 edition will reflect on the progress of the global implementation of the Global Implementation Plan, the work of the Tripartite (WHO, FAO, OIE) to support its implementation, and the requirements needed to accelerate multi-sectoral collaboration in the upcoming years.

JPIAMR, of which ZonMw is member, took part in one of the breakout sessions on AMR partnerships and was present at the information market. In the breakout session, the global R&D AMR Hub, GARDP and panellists from WHO, JPIAMR and governments engaged in a forward-looking discussion to identify critical challenges and what actions are needed from various actors (governments, industry, academia, UN and civil society) in order to accelerate multi-sectoral collaboration to strengthen knowledge and evidence base.

As ZonMw endorses, Bruno Bruins (Minister of Health, Welfare, and Sport) recently confirmed that we as the Netherlands should keep playing an active role in the international collaboration to tackle to the global AMR problem.

Read our news item about the conference, and the report of the conference.


ZonMw flyer

Covering the entire spectrum of AMR research, from science to policy and through a One Health approach, is what ZonMw strives for

Click here to view the ZonMw flyer

No time to wait

This report presents the IACG’s response to the request from Member States in the 2016 political declaration and makes recommendations for urgent action for consideration by the Secretary-General, Member States and other stakeholders in the global response to antimicrobial resistance.

Read the report

New Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda JPIAMR

cover SRIA

The JPIAMR Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA), published in May 2019, presents an overview of recent developments and future needs for AMR research. The SRIA outlines six key priority topics within the AMR field: Therapeutics, Diagnostics, Surveillance Transmission, Environment and Interventions, and has defined a set of research objectives within each priority topic. Together, 27 countries has created the SRIA.

View the SRIA

JPIAMR Roadmap of Actions 2019-2024

In May 2019, JPIAMR published the JPIAMR Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA). The SRIA provides a framework for the JPIAMR Roadmap of Actions 2019-2024, which is now also published, that will guide future joint transnational actions of the JPIAMR as well as to serve as an information resource for other strategic initiatives to support coordination and synergistic actions.

More information and a link to the roadmap

AMR Research Funding Dashboard


View the JPIAMR AMR R&D investment dashboard. An interactive tool that shows the investments  by the JPIAMR members.

View the dashboard
To top
Direct naar: InhoudSkip to navigationSkip to website footer