Fighting AMR

Call for expressions of interest: EU Joint Initiative on AMR and Healthcare Associated Infections (EU-JAMRAI)

FEMS was recently invited to participate in the stakeholders advisory group for the EU Joint Initiative on AMR and Healthcare Associated Infections (EU-JAMRAI) based on the collective expertise from the wider FEMS community in health, environmental and veterinary microbiology.

This is a great opportunity to channel the collective expertise from the wider microbiology community into this vital AMR initiative. We are currently seeking interested parties with experience in policy advice to participate in this process.


The Joint Action (JA) EU-JAMRAI aims to bring together participating EU member states and international organizations, institutes, universities to contribute to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and Healthcare- Associated Infections (HCAI). This collaboration strives to foster behavioral change at individual and community level and tackle AMR within a “One Health” approach, considering the prevention and control of AMR in humans, animals and environment.

Expressions of interest

We are seeking expressions of interest to work with EU-JAMRAI work package leaders on where we can provide valuable input to the following work packages:

WP4: Integration in National Policies and sustainability
Leader: Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (MoH-FR) France
Actions undertaken for integration of evidence-based policy initiatives and key recommendations issued from the JA into Member States policies, to support and improve national plans development, and to ensure the sustainability of the JA activities at national or on the local or regional level, based on the Knoster model.
WP5: Implementation of One Health national strategies and National Action Plans for AMR
Leader: Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) The Netherlands
Actions to support Member States (and other participant countries) on the implementation of some of the provisions laid down in the Council Conclusions on the next steps under a One Health approach to combat antimicrobial resistance
WP6: Policies for prevention of Health Care Associated Infections and their implementation
Co-leaders: Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (HCDCP) Greece & Public Health Agency of Sweden (FOHM) Sweden
Actions to support the establishment of efficient and feasible infection control programs through the effective implementation of agreed key components for guidelines and/or other tools at national, regional and local level to prevent infections and thereby limit the use of antibiotics and spread of resistant bacteria in health-care settings.
WP7: Appropriate use of antimicrobials in human and animals.
Co-leaders: Norwegian Institute of Public Health Norway & AEMPS Spain
Actions to collate and organise into a useable database current guidelines for antibiotic stewardship at all levels of the European health system and to develop efficient tools and checklists for the implementation of guidelines for the proper use of antibiotics in all EU member states.
WP8: Awareness raising and Communication.
Leader: AEMPS Spain.
Actions to promote the responsible use of antibiotics and encourage best practices among the general public and healthcare professionals and through higher dialogue with young population and mass media. FEMS and FEMS Members communications network (ie: professional communicators)
WP9: Prioritizing and implementing research and innovation for public health needs.
Co-leaders: Norwegian Institute of Public Health Norway & Inserm France
Actions to contribute to a coordinated European response in regards to prioritizing and assisting in the implementation of research and innovation expected to help achieve public health-related AMR and HCAI goals and objectives

If you are interested in contributing to this process, please get in touch with Vi Nguyen, FEMS Research Communications Officer by 12.00 CET on Friday 16 March with your expression of interest. This should include:

  • a brief CV
  • your track record of participation in expert panels
  • a short paragraph on the contribution you would like to make to this process

We look forward to hearing from you!

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