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Promoting a Plant Genetic Resource Community for Europe

Objective

Plants are the basis of all food, feed and renewable bioenergy production and are essential for the transition from a fossil-based to a bio-based economy. Plant Genetic Resources (PGR) play a key role in ensuring this transition, as well as food security and climate mitigation. More than 2 million plant accessions are preserved “ex situ” in 410 institutes in Europe and associated countries and listed in the EURISCO database; even more diversity is found “in situ” in European farmlands and wild habitats, where it contributes significantly to agricultural resilience and climate mitigation. Detailed information on “ex situ” accessions is, at best, fragmentary, while for “in situ” accessions it is almost non-existent. A considerable part of these resources could be lost over the coming decade due to limitations in the “ex-situ” infrastructure and management, climate change, habitat loss, and invasive/alien species. The roadmap 2016 of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) identifies a clear gap in the sector “Plant facilities – unlocking green power”, i.e. the lack of a European Research Infrastructure (RI) specifically dedicated to PGRs. PRO-GRACE will undertake the first step to fill this this gap, by developing the concept of a novel (RI) dedicated to the conservation and study of PGRs. The concept will describe the proposed distributed structure, governance, economic plan and scientific services of the proposed RI, and will be the basis for a full proposal at the next ESFRI call. If implemented, this new RI will aim to catalog, describe, preserve and enhance European plant agrobiodiversity, and translate the results into conservation practices and agricultural innovation, and will collaborate with global organizations dedicated to Plant Genetic Resources and with other established ESFRI RIs working on complementary fields. (eg ELIXIR, EMPHASYS, DISSCO, LIFEWATCH, MIRRI).

Coordinator

AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE
Net EU contribution
€ 290 000,00
Address
Lungotevere Grande Ammiraglio Thaon Di Revel 76
00196 Roma
Italy

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (21)

MEDITERRANEAN AGRONOMIC INSTITUTE OF CHANIA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 171 250,00
Address
Alsylio Agrokipio - Makedonias 1
73100 Chania

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Χανιά Κρήτη Νησιά Αιγαίου
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
Net EU contribution
€ 181 250,00
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
INTERNATIONAL PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES INSTITUTE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 185 000,00
Address
Via Di San Domenico 1
00153 Roma

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 30 000,00
Address
Deichmanns Aue 29
53179 Bonn

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
USTAV EXPERIMENTALNI BOTANIKY AV CR
Czechia
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€ 80 750,00
Address
Rozvojova 263
165 02 Praha 6

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Praha Hlavní město Praha
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
NORDISKT GENRESURSCENTER
Sweden
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€ 153 750,00
Address
Vaxthusvagen 12
234 56 Alnarp

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Södra Sverige Sydsverige Skåne län
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
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€ 0,00
LEIBNIZ - INSTITUT FUER PFLANZENGENETIK UND KULTURPFLANZENFORSCHUNG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 195 000,00
Address
Correnstrasse 3
06466 Seeland Ot Gatersleben

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Sachsen-Anhalt Sachsen-Anhalt Salzlandkreis
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
KMETIJSKI INSTITUT SLOVENIJE - AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE OF SLOVENIA
Slovenia
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€ 56 250,00
Address
Hacquetova Ulica 17
1000 Ljubljana

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Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
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€ 0,00
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
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€ 187 500,00
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Italy
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€ 171 250,00
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino

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Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
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€ 140 000,00
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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€ 0,00
EUROSEEDS
Belgium
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€ 149 375,00
Address
Avenue Des Arts 52
1000 Bruxelles

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
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Other
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€ 0,00
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
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€ 170 000,00
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen

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Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
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€ 0,00
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
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€ 164 000,00
Address
Via Della Navicella 2-4
00184 Roma

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
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€ 0,00
VYZKUMNY USTAV ROSTLINNE VYROBY VVI
Czechia
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€ 80 625,00
Address
Drnovska 507
16106 Praha 6

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Praha Hlavní město Praha
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
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€ 152 500,00
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3a
46022 Valencia

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Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
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€ 0,00
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGAÇAO AGRARIA E VETERINARIA
Portugal
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€ 53 750,00
Address
Avenida Da Republica Quinta Do Marques
2780 157 Oeiras

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Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
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€ 0,00
NEMZETI BIODIVERZITAS- ES GENMEGORZESI KOZPONT
Hungary
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€ 52 500,00
Address
Kulso Mezo Utca 15
2766 Tapioszele

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Közép-Magyarország Pest Pest
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€ 0,00
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
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€ 81 250,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
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€ 0,00
RETE SEMI RURALI
Italy
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€ 50 000,00
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Piazza Brunelleschi 8
50018 Scandicci Fi

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
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Other
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€ 0,00
INSTITUTE OF PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 51 250,00
Address
Druzhba Street 2
4122 Sadovo

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Югозападна и Южна централна България Южен централен Пловдив
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€ 0,00

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ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS KEW
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
TW93AB Richmond

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London Outer London — West and North West Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames
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€ 0,00
GLOBAL CROP DIVERSITY TRUST
Germany
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€ 0,00
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Platz Der Vereinten Nationen 7
53115 Bonn

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€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
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University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham

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East Midlands (England) Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Nottingham
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ASIAN VEGETABLE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Taiwan
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60 Yi-min Liao Shanhua
74199 Tainan

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€ 0,00
MAGHAZ EGYESULET
Hungary
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Istvan Kiraly Utca 25
3463 Negyes

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Alföld és Észak Észak-Magyarország Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén
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PROSPECIERARA
Switzerland
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€ 0,00
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Unter Bruglingen 6 Munchenstein
4052 Basel

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The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
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Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Nordwestschweiz Basel-Stadt
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Other
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€ 0,00
CENTRO INTERNACIONAL DE LA PAPA
Peru
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€ 0,00
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Avenida La Molina 1895
12 Lima

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€ 0,00
THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address
Errol Road Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee

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Perth & Kinross and Stirling
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€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham

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West Midlands (England) West Midlands Birmingham
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