A European research call worth €24.9m has been launched, specifically focusing on tackling the rising threat of antibiotic resistance.

The call includes 30 funding organisations from 21 member countries, with commitments from the Department of Agriculture.

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Martin Heydon said the call will lead to innovative interventions to control the development and transmission of antibiotic resistance in and between One Health settings.

“In order to successfully address antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the primary goal of the agri-food sector must be to reduce antibiotic usage through maintaining the highest possible standards in animal health.”

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The call invites eligible research performing organisations to submit collaborative research proposals directed at addressing the issue.

The EU-driven effort is intended to create and reinforce collaboration between research partners from different countries and different fields of expertise to promote investigation into AMR.

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