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Effective Management of Pests and Harmful Alien Species - Integrated Solutions

Objective

EMPHASIS is a participatory research project addressing native and alien pests threats (insect pests, pathogens, weeds) for a range of both natural ecosystems and farming systems (field crops, protected crops, forestry, orchards and amenity plants).
The overall goal is to ensure a European food security system and the protection of biodiversity and of ecosystems services while developing integrated mechanisms of response measures (practical solutions) to predict, to prevent and to protect agriculture and forestry systems from native and alien pests threats. The specific objectives are the following:
1.Predict Prioritize and Planning: pest management challenges and opportunities will be evaluated according to stakeholder-focused criteria and through pathway analysis;
2.Prevent: practical solutions for surveillance in different pathways to enhance preparedness will be provided to end-users, and monitoring tools following outbreaks and eradication will be developed;
3.Protect: practical solutions for managing native and alien pests in agriculture, horticulture and forestry will be developed, their technical and economic feasibility will be demonstrated and their market uptake will be enhanced.
4.Promote: a mutual learning process with end-users will be developed, and the solutions identified by the project will be promoted through training and dissemination.
The project is in line with EU policy framework (Plant Health Dir. 2000/29/EC, EU Biodiversity strategy to 2020, Dir. 2009/128/EC on sustainable use of pesticides, Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe) and its future developments (Reg. on protective measures against pests of plants, Reg. on Invasive Alien Species).
The project is not focused on a single management systems but the plant/pest ecosystems dealt with are treated with a multi-method approach to design true IPM methodology that will be developed for key systems with portability to other similar systems, thereby having a large impact.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2014-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
Address
Via Giuseppe Verdi 8
10124 Torino
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 204 833,07

Participants (22)

AGRA CEAS CONSULTING LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 156 250
Address
5 Howick Place, Floor 2
SW1P 1WG London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGRINEWTECH SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 201 877,50
Address
Via Livorno 60
10144 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGROBIO SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 104 998,75
Address
Ctra N 340 Km 419 El Viso S/n
04745 La Mojonera
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CHATIM

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 84 645
Address
Valkenburgerweg 223
64 19 AT Heerlen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONFEDERAZIONE GENERALE DELL AGRICOLTURA ITALIANA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 120 000
Address
Corso Vittorio Emanuele Ii 101
00186 Roma
Activity type
Other
ORGANISATION EUROPEENNE ET MEDITERRANEENNE POUR LA PROTECTION DES PLANTES
France
EU contribution
€ 135 000
Address
Boulevard Richard Lenoir 21
75011 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 6 218,49
Address
Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 317 513,75
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 396 377,50
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTEGRETAS AUDZESANAS SKOLA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 350 250
Address
Lielvardes Iela 41
LV - 1006 Riga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MENDELOVA UNIVERZITA V BRNE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 179 997,50
Address
Zemedelska 1/1665
613 00 Brno Sever
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
METEC INNOVATION CONSULTING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Corso Vittorio Emanuele Ii 96
10121 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MOVERIM CONSULTING SPRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 236 362,50
Address
Square Ambiorix 32
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NIAB
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 446 289,50
Address
Huntingdon Road
CB3 0LE Cambridge
Activity type
Research Organisations
OPTISENSE limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 288 976,25
Address
Gateford Drive 74
RH12 5FW Horsham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DE VOOGD WILLEM BAREND

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Braamkamp 162
7206 HH Zutphen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE -REC
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 267 388,75
Address
Ady Endre Ut 9-11
2000 Szentendre
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SEMIOSBIO TECHNOLOGIES INC
Canada
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
320 887 Great Northern Way
V5T4T5 Vancouver
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPIN-TO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 217 043,75
Address
Via Gressoney 29/B
10155 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 536 825
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD DE LLEIDA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 382 138,75
Address
Placa Victor Siurana 1 1
25003 Lleida
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FERA SCIENCE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 593 052,45
Address
30 Berners Street
W1T 3LR London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)