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Addressing the dual emerging threats of African Swine Fever and Lumpy Skin Disease in Europe (DEFEND)

Objective

The DEFEND consortium will target two viral diseases of livestock which are emerging into Europe – African swine fever (ASF) and lumpy skin disease (LSD).
African swine fever virus (ASFV) is the causative agent of ASF, a highly contagious disease of domestic pigs which causes a haemorrhagic syndrome with up to 100% mortality. ASF is endemic in sub-Saharan Africa and on the Italian island of Sardinia. In 2007 the disease was reported in Georgia. Since then it has spread to Russia, Ukraine, Poland and neighbouring countries. In 2017 outbreaks were reported in the Czech Republic and Romania. Wild boar are susceptible to ASFV and facilitate the continuing spread of the disease in Europe with regular spill-over into in-contact domestic pigs.
The capripoxvirus Lumpy Skin Disease virus (LSDV) causes a classic systemic poxvirus disease in cattle and spreads rapidly in warm humid conditions, most likely due to insect-borne transmission. LSDV entered Europe, the Balkans and Caucasus for the first time in 2015. The ongoing epidemic has caused the deaths of thousands of cattle through mortality and eradication campaigns.
ASFV and LSDV represent an immediate and serious threat to the pig and cattle industries in Europe and eastern and central Asia. The aim of the consortium is to control the growing LSD and ASF epidemics in Europe and neighbouring countries by understanding the drivers of LSDV and ASFV emergence, and generating research outputs which underpin novel diagnostic tools and vaccines and authenticate appropriate and rapid responses by decision-makers. A multi-actor approach will be incorporated as a central tenant of the project, with collaborations between experts from academia, industry, and government bodies including EU and non-EU partners from countries affected or threatened by ASF and LSD.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SFS-2017-2

Coordinator

THE PIRBRIGHT INSTITUTE LBG
Net EU contribution
€ 2 154 292,46
Address
Ash Road Pirbright
GU24 0NF Woking
United Kingdom

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South East (England) Surrey, East and West Sussex West Surrey
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (32)

International partner

Legal entity established in a non-associated third country that is not eligible for funding under Article 10 of the Regulation (EU) No 1290/2013 laying down the rules for participation and dissemination in Horizon 2020.

CANADIAN FOOD INSPECTION AGENCY

Not active in the Specific Grant Agreement of the project

Canada
Address
Merivale Road 1400
K1A 0Y9 Ottawa

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SCIENSANO
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 1 015 000,00
Address
Juliette Wytsmanstraat 14
1050 Elsene

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FRIEDRICH LOEFFLER INSTITUT - BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER TIERGESUNDHEIT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 416 250,00
Address
Sudufer 10
17493 Greifswald-insel Riems

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Region
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Vorpommern-Greifswald
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 500 000,00
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala

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Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Uppsala län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELLA LOMBARDIA E DELL'EMILIA ROMAGNA BRUNO UBERTINI
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 330 400,00
Address
Via Antonio Bianchi 9
25124 Brescia

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Brescia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH COUNCIL INSTITUTE FOR SOIL CLIMATE AND WATER
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 160 602,26
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 92 500,00
Address
Via Dei Roccettini 9
50014 Fiesole

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Firenze
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SOCIETA ITALIANA DI VETERINARIA E ZOOTECNIA TROPICALE PER LA COOPERAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE - VETERINARI SENZA FRONTIERE ITALIA ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 108 125,00
Address
Viale Dell Universita 10
35020 Legnaro

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Padova
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KIMRON VETERINARY INSTITUTE

Participation ended

Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Kimron Street 1
50250 Rishon L'tzion

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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ZOETIS BELGIUM SA
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 1,00
Address
Rue Laid Burniat 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve

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Region
Région wallonne Prov. Brabant Wallon Arr. Nivelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 160 000,00
INNOVATIVE DIAGNOSTICS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 153 125,00
Address
Rue Pasteur 310 Zac Euromedicine Ii
34790 Grabels

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Occitanie Languedoc-Roussillon Hérault
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 171 250,00
KLIFOVET AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 3 125,00
Address
Geyerspergerstrasse 27
80689 Munchen

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SME

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

Yes
Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 26 056,33
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE PER LA PROTEZIONE E LA RICERCA AMBIENTALE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 170 000,00
Address
Via Vitaliano Brancati 48
00144 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
Australia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Clunies Ross Street Csiro Black Mountain Science And Innovation Park
2601 Acton Act

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 2 500,00
MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND FOOD
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 31 250,00
Address
Acharnon Street 2
10176 Athens

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SCIENTIFIC VETERINARY INSTITUTE NOVI SAD
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 41 508,95
Address
Rumenacki Put
21000 Novi Sad

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Србија - север Регион Војводине Јужнобачка област
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 19 650,00
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 113 572,00
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford

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South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,50
VALSTYBINE MAISTO IR VETERINARIJOS TARNYBA
Lithuania
Net EU contribution
€ 55 625,00
Address
Siesiku Gatve 19
07170 Vilnius

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Lietuva Sostinės regionas Vilniaus apskritis
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AZERBAIJAN FOOD SAFETY AGENCY
Azerbaijan
Net EU contribution
€ 12 045,45
Address
Baku, Nesimi District, M. Mirqasimov, Street 1a
AZ1022 Baku

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY
Turkey
Net EU contribution
€ 9 545,45
Address
Eskişehir Yolu 9. Km
06000 Ankara

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Region
Batı Anadolu Ankara Ankara
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FGI FEDERAL CENTRE FOR ANIMAL HEALTH

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Russia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Non-EU contribution
€ 6 250,00
MINISTRIA E BUJQESISE DHE ZHVILLIMIT RURAL

Participation ended

Albania
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
"Bulevardi ""Deshmoret E Kombit"" Nr 2"
1001 Tirana

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Shqipëria Qender Tiranë
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
JAVNA USTANOVA SPECIJALISTICKA VETERINARSKA LABORATORIJA PODGORICA
Montenegro
Net EU contribution
€ 43 745,45
Address
Bulevar Dzordza Vasingtona Bb
81000 Podgorica

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Црна Гора Црна Гора Црна Гора
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTITUTUL DE DIAGNOSTIC SI SANATATE ANIMALA
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 12 670,45
Address
Strada Dr Nicolae D. Staicovici Nr.63
76202 Bucuresti

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Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
VETERINARY SPECIALIST INSTITUTE KRALJEVO
Serbia
Net EU contribution
€ 46 512,95
Address
Zicka 34
36000 Kraljevo

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Region
Србија - југ Регион Шумадије и Западне Србије Рашка област
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 26 600,00
BULGARIAN FOOD SAFETY AGENCY
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 25 045,45
Address
Bulevard Pencho Slaveikov 15 A
1606 Sofia

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Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София (столица)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RISK ASSESMENT CENTER ON FOOD CHAIN
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 9 045,45
Address
136 Tsar Boris Iii Blvd
1618 Sofia

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Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София (столица)
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Ss. CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY IN SKOPJE
North Macedonia
Net EU contribution
€ 35 403,45
Address
Blvd Goce Delcev 9
1000 Skopje

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI

Participation ended

Turkey
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Istanbul Universitesi Center Campus Beyazit Eminonu
34452 Istanbul

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Region
İstanbul İstanbul İstanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITETI BUJQESOR I TIRANES
Albania
Net EU contribution
€ 25 006,95
Address
Kamez
1001 Tirana

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Shqipëria Jug Gjirokastër
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI - CERRAHPASA
Turkey
Net EU contribution
€ 9 545,45
Address
Istanbul Universitesi Cerrahpasa Main Campus Rectorship Building Avcilar Fatih Beyazit
34320 Istanbul

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İstanbul İstanbul İstanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00