The One Health European Joint Programme is helping to strengthen cooperation between its 40 partners (including the Med-Vet-Net Association) from 19 EU Member States. It is aimed at improving and enhancing approaches to detect, monitor and prevent zoonotic micro-organisms and anti-microbial resistance in animals, the environment, the food chain and humans. These research centres, most of which have national reference laboratory mandates on foodborne zoonoses, will form an organised network whose aim is to promote scientific progress in the areas of foodborne zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance and emerging risks. The programme has been built upon the principle of co-funding from the participating institutes and the European Union ("Horizon 2020", the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation). As the largest European Joint Programme investment, it will cost €90 million, with 50% of its funding coming from the European Commission and 50% from the participating Member States.