The European Joint Programme (EJP) on One Health
This programme, coordinated by ANSES, aims to acquire new knowledge in the areas of foodborne zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance and emerging risks.
The international One Health concept recognises that human health is highly dependent on animal health and the environment, and that the foodborne contaminants, in particular that affect human health, animal health and the environment, are closely intertwined. The One Health European Joint Programme (EJP) was launched in this context.
A unique, integrated consortium...
The One Health EJP helps strengthen cooperation between its 44 partners (including the Med-Vet-Net Association) from 22 different European countries, 20 of which are members of the European Union, with representatives from the human and veterinary public health sectors in each country. These partners, most of which hold reference mandates on foodborne zoonoses, form an organised network and represent an integrated research community. They aim to achieve significant advances in the areas of foodborne zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance and emerging zoonotic threats.
... that interacts with the scientific community
While ensuring effective interaction with the other major projects funded by the European Commission, the One Health EJP is generating scientific data to be used as input for the analysis and assessment of health risks by national and European agencies. To this end, two internal calls for proposals were launched in 2016 and 2019, resulting in the funding of 29 projects. A last internal call for projects on the detection and characterisation of SARS-CoV-2 took place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This led to implementation of the thirtieth, final project.In addition, as part of its scientific training activities, the One Health EJP funds thesis programmes (2 internal calls, which led to the funding of 16 doctoral studies on themes developed by the One Health EJP), short-term scientific exchanges, summer universities, seminars, etc.
ANSES: a strategic player and research partner
In France, the partners of the One Health EJP are INRAE, the Institut Pasteur and Santé Publique France (the latter as ANSES’s linked party). ANSES coordinates the project in close collaboration with the Belgian partner Sciensano, namely regarding the One Health EJP's scientific activities. The Agency also participates in the project's governance bodies, in particular the Scientific Steering Board.
Various ANSES laboratories are also involved in the scientific activities carried out by the One Health EJP. Research teams at the ANSES Laboratories (Lyon, Ploufragan-Plouzané-Niort, Maisons-Alfort and Dozulé Laboratories for Animal Health, Fougères, Nancy Laboratory for Hydrology and Nancy Laboratory for Rabies and Wildlife) are taking part in 24 projects
The One Health EJP annual scientific meetings
The annual scientific meetings are an important part of the project's life. With their European and international scope, they serve to promote the "One Health" concept as applied to food safety, and disseminate the scientific results obtained through the project, along with any breakthroughs in scientific knowledge on food safety, thereby advancing the state of the art. These meetings are open via registration to all scientists, whether participants in the project or not.
Projects funded by the "One Health" EJP with the participation of one or more ANSES laboratories
Collaborative projects with an integrative focus
- COHESIVE: One Health Structure In Europe
- CARE: Cross-sectoral framework for quality Assurance Resources for countries in the European Union
- OH-HARMONY-CAP: One Health Harmonisation of Protocols for the Detection of Foodborne Pathogens and AMR Determinants
- MATRIX: Connecting dimensions in One-Health surveillance
Collaborative research projects on foodborne zoonoses
- NOVA: Novel approaches for design and evaluation of cost-effective surveillance across the food chain
- ListAdapt: Adaptive traits of Listeria monocytogenes to its diverse ecological niches (ANSES coordination)
- METASTAVA: Standardisation and validation of metagenomics methods for the detection of foodborne zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance and emerging threats
- MoMIR-PPC: Monitoring the gut microbiota and immune response to predict, prevent and control zoonoses in humans and livestock in order to minimize the use of antimicrobials
- MedVetKlebs: Klebsiella pneumoniae: from ecology to source attribution and transmission control
- DiSCoVer: Discovering the sources of Salmonella, Campylobacter, VTEC and antimicrobial resistance
- BIOPIGEE: Biosecurity practices for pig farming across Europe
- TOXOSOURCES: Toxoplasma gondii sources quantified
- ADONIS: Assessing Determinants of the Non-Decreasing Incidence of Salmonella
Collaborative research projects on antimicrobial resistance
- IMPART: Improving phenotypic Antimicrobial Resistance Testing by development of sensitive screening assays for emerging resistances, and setting missing ECOFFs
- ARDIG: Antibiotic Resistance Dynamics: the influence of geographic origin and management systems on resistance gene flows within humans, animals and the environment
- RaDAR: Risk and Disease burden of Antimicrobial Resistance
- FULL-FORCE: Full-length sequencing for an enhanced EFFORT to map and understand drivers and reservoirs of antimicrobial resistance
Collaborative projects on emerging zoonotic diseases
- MAD-Vir: Metagenomic Array Detection of emerging Virus in EU
- TOX-detect: Development and harmonisation of innovative methods for comprehensive analysis of foodborne toxigenic bacteria, ie. Staphylococci, Bacillus cereus and Clostridium perfringens (ANSES coordination)
- TELE-Vir: Point-of-incidence toolbox for emerging virus threats
- IDEMBRU: Identification of emerging Brucella species: new threats for human and animals (ANSES coordination)
- MEmE: Multi-centre study on Echinococcus multilocularis and Echinococcus granulosus s.l. in Europe: development and harmonisation of diagnostic methods in the food chain
- PARADISE: Parasite Detection, Isolation and Evaluation
A brief history
ANSES played a founding role by coordinating, from 2004 to 2009, the Med-Vet-Net network of excellence, funded by the European Commission’s Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Development (FP6). The Agency then made a major contribution to the creation of the Med-Vet-Net Association of public health and veterinary public health institutes, whose objective is to reinforce prevention and control of zoonoses, including foodborne zoonoses. Today, the Med-Vet-Net Association is a member of the One Health EJP network.
This project received funding from the EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 773830.