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Coordination and Collaboration between reference collections of plant pests and diseases for EU Plant Health Policy

Objective

International trade is increasing tremendously in recent years with a lot of import and export material going in and out of the European Union. Within this context there is also the increasing risk of importing unwanted organisms via this trade. Organisms include plant pests and pathogens, some of which may be on the quarantine list of the European Union. Also climate change may increase the ability of plant pests to survive regions other than those of their origin. Within the field of Plant Health a decline in taxonomic and phytosanitary experience has become eminent in the last decade; also relevant phytosanitary collections are under pressure. This will affect all members of the EU and other nations as well. To regulate and control plant pathogens there is an increasing need for efficient and reliable identification and detection tools. For their development and validation, good and well maintained collections containing relevant species are indispensable. A significant number of plant pest collections are still present within Europe but they are dispersed, widespread and of very variable quality. NPPO’s, mandated laboratories, universities and research institutes all have their own collections related to their specific work and scope. Many of these collections are connected to a single specialist. Within Europe there is a need to improve the infrastructure supporting phytosanitary important collections so as to more efficiently use the available infrastructure and improve collaboration in the field of phytosanitary infrastructure with regard to means, knowledge, expertise on taxonomy, development of detection methods and collections of phytosanitary important organisms. The main outputs to be disseminated from the project will include an inventory on characteristics of phytosanitary important collections within Europe and guidelines to improve quality standards and access and to design and build sustainable networks of reference collections.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2013-7-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 59 300
Administrative Contact
Peter Bonants (Dr.)

Participants (16)

Food and Environment Research Agency
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 31 808,11
Address
Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christina Steveni (Dr.)
VLAAMSE GEWEST
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 25 919
Address
Avenue Du Port 88
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martine Maes (Dr.)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 30 655
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Vandepitte (Ms.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 15 456
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luana Imbastaro (Mrs.)
KONINKLIJKE NEDERLANDSE AKADEMIE VAN WETENSCHAPPEN - KNAW
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 42 110
Address
Kloveniersburgwal 29 Het Trippenhuis
1011 JV Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Vincent Robert (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 15 460
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sebastian Kiewnick (Dr.)
AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA SECURITE SANITAIRE DE L ALIMENTATION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL
France
EU contribution
€ 25 920
Address
14 Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie
94700 Maisons Alfort
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martial Mettendorff (Mr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 59 300
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Claude Streito (Mr.)
STICHTING NATURALIS BIODIVERSITY CENTER
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 15 460
Address
Darwinweg 2
2333CR Leiden
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Leni Duistermaat (Dr.)
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT DSMZ-DEUTSCHE SAMMLUNG VON MIKROORGANISMEN UND ZELLKULTUREN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 15 460
Address
Inhoffenstrasse 7B
38124 Braunschweig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michael Strätz (Dr.)
OSTERREICHISCHE AGENTUR FUR GESUNDHEIT UND ERNAHRUNGSSICHERHEIT GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 37 385
Address
Spargelfeldstrasse 191
1220 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sylvia Blümel (Dr.)
ORGANISATION EUROPEENNE ET MEDITERRANEENNE POUR LA PROTECTION DES PLANTES
France
EU contribution
€ 53 842
Address
Boulevard Richard Lenoir 21
75011 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francoise Petter (Ms.)
FEDERAL STATE ORGANISATION ALL-RUSSIAN PLANT QUARANTINE CENTRE
Russia
EU contribution
€ 15 460
Address
Ulitsa Pogranichnaya 32
140150 Bykovo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Konstantin Kornev (Mr.)
JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 15 460
Address
Erwin-baur-strasse 27
06484 Quedlinburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Knut Steffens (Mr.)
NEDERLANDSE VOEDSEL EN WARENAUTORITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 30 650
Address
Catharijnesingel
3511 GG Utrecht
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arjen Werkman (Mr.)
FERA SCIENCE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 10 300,89
Address
30 Berners Street
W1T 3LR London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christina Steveni (Dr.)