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Joining forces for genetic resources and biodiversity management

Objective

Genetic resources (GenRes) underpin production in agriculture and forestry; they are essential for long-term food security, delivery of non-food products and adaptation to changing climate. Still, their potential remains largely unharnessed. GenRes Bridge aims to strengthen their conservation and sustainable use by accelerating collaborative efforts and widening capacities in plant, forest and animal GenRes domains by sharing perspectives, exchanging best practices, harmonizing standards, trainings and sharing resources under the auspices of the three pan-European GenRes networks: ECPGR, EUFORGEN and ERFP.

Collaboration among GenRes and wider biodiversity actors will widen capacities and increase the effectiveness of sustainable management of GenRes through the development of an integrated GenRes strategy, generation of tools and user-oriented services such as a gateway to ease the navigation through the digital GenRes landscape, and policy recommendations.

Apart from Management and Communication WPs, the project includes three thematic WPs:
• European integrated GenRes strategy: engaging a wide range of stakeholders and expanding geographical scope of existing networks to European Neighborhood Policy countries to share perspectives, knowledge and current strategies to develop an integrated GenRes strategy;
• GenRes in action: taking up science results into GenRes management and strategy preparation, collating demonstration cases, improving user-oriented services, standards and quality management;
• Enhancing GenRes data delivery: improving quality and quantity of information already stored in the central information systems (EURISCO, EUFGIS and EFABIS) through training and linking them to other databases.

GenRes Bridges consortium consists of 16 partners, selected through a broad consultation, representing existing European GenRes structures committed to support long-term implementation of the integrated GenRes strategy and its recommendations.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2018-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu
Finland
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 647 300

Participants (16)

INTERNATIONAL PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES INSTITUTE*IPGRI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 172 112,50
Address
Via Dei Tre Denari 472 A
00057 Maccarese Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 69 943,75
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GOZDARSKI INSTITUT SLOVENIJE
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 143 056,25
Address
Vecna Pot 2
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI
Norway
EU contribution
€ 370 500
Address
Hoegskoleveien 7
1430 Aas
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 292 450
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung
Germany
EU contribution
€ 132 087,50
Address
Deichmanns Aue 29
53179 Bonn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 160 187,50
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
BOTANIC GARDENS CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 62 218,75
Address
Kew Road 199 Descanso House
TW9 3BW Richmond
Activity type
Other
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 360 675
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 90 125
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 202 131,25
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IZPALNITELNA AGENTSIA PO SELEKTSIA I REPRODUKTSIA V ZHIVOTNOVADSTVOTO
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 49 687,50
Address
Bistrishko Shose 26
1766 Sofia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
LEIBNIZ - INSTITUT FUER PFLANZENGENETIK UND KULTURPFLANZENFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 81 556,25
Address
Correnstrasse 3
06466 Seeland Ot Gatersleben
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE SAINT-JOSEPH
Lebanon
EU contribution
€ 34 937,50
Address
Rue De Damas Rectorat Usj
1104 2020 Beirut
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PROSPECIERARA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 84 650
Address
Unter Bruglingen 6 Munchenstein
4052 Basel
Activity type
Other
INSTITUT DE L'ELEVAGE
France
EU contribution
€ 45 612,50
Address
Rue De Bercy 149
75012 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations