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Pan-european assessment, monitoring, and mitigation Of Stressors on the Health of BEEs

Objective

Bees – honey bees, bumble bees, and solitary bees – pollinate our crops and wildflowers, and thus are essential for human well-being. However, in Europe, and around the globe, bees face many threats and are often in decline as a result. One potential driver of reduced bee health is agrochemicals. While laboratory and semi-field studies suggest that such chemicals negatively impact bee health, their importance and relevance in the real world remains unclear. PoshBee is a consortium of academics, governmental organisations, industry, and NGOs that will address the issue of agrochemicals to ensure the sustainable health of bees and their pollination services in Europe. Integrating the knowledge and experience of local beekeeping and farming organisations and academic researchers (including the EU RefLab for bee health), we will provide the first comprehensive pan-European assessment of the exposure hazard of chemicals, their mixtures, and co-occurrence with pathogens and nutritional stress for solitary, bumble, and honey bees across two major cropping systems. Integrated studies across the lab-to-field axis will determine the effect of chemicals, their mixtures, and interactions with pathogens and nutrition on bee health. We will combine the skills of commercial bumble bee and solitary bee producers, ecotoxicological industry, and academics to develop new model species and innovative protocols for testing chemicals in bees. With MUST-B, we will integrate this information to develop dynamic landscape environmental risk assessment models for bees. Using proteomics, we will produce new molecular markers for assessing bee health and enabling long-term monitoring schemes. Finally, combining across our partners and stakeholder board, we will deliver practice- and policy-relevant research outputs to local, national, European, and global stakeholders. Together, our work will support healthy bee populations, sustainable beekeeping, and sustainable pollination across Europe.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2017-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE
Address
Egham Hill University Of London
TW20 0EX Egham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 039 398,75

Participants (42)

BIOBEST GROUP NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 15 625
Address
Ilse Velden 18
2260 Westerlo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE MONS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 370 970
Address
Place Du Parc 20
7000 Mons
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PENSOFT PUBLISHERS
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 256 875
Address
Ul. Geo Milev 13A
1111 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 81 095
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EESTI MAAULIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 167 100
Address
Kreutzwaldi 1
51014 Tartu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EESTI POLLUMAJANDUS-KAUBANDUSKODA
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 9 375
Address
J. Vilmsi Tn 53G
10147 Tallinn
Activity type
Other
EESTI KUTSELISTE MESINIKE UHING
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 9 375
Address
Lehise Laane Ulenurme
61703 Tartu
Activity type
Other
AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA SECURITE SANITAIRE DE L ALIMENTATION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL
France
EU contribution
€ 452 087
Address
14 Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie
94700 Maisons Alfort
Activity type
Research Organisations
PLATEFORME BIOPARK D'ARCHAMPS
France
EU contribution
€ 618 062,50
Address
Domaine De Chosal Technopole D'archamps
74160 Archamps
Activity type
Other
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 184 000
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 330 417,50
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 735 812,50
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITAET HALLE-WITTENBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 285 820
Address
Universitaetsplatz 10
6108 Halle (Saale)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IMKERVERBAND SACHSEN-ANHALT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 9 375
Address
Ebereschenweg 8
06642 Nebra
Activity type
Other
BAUERNVERBAND SACHSEN-ANHALT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 9 375
Address
Maxim-gorki-strasse 13
39108 Magdeburg
Activity type
Other
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 270 183,75
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
Activity type
Other
NEMZETI ELELMISZERLANC-BIZTONSAGI HIVATAL
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 53 625
Address
Keleti Karoly Utca 24
1024 Budapest
Activity type
Other
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 450 368,75
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 9 375
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ATTRIDGE ELEANOR
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 9 375
Address
Ballinaskeha Leanlara
T56AH33 Cork
Activity type
Other
CONFEDERAZIONE NAZIONALE COLDIRETTI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 9 375
Address
Via Xxiv Maggio 43
00187 Roma
Activity type
Other
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 499 397,50
Address
Via Po 14
00198 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI UDINE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 187 712,50
Address
Via Palladio 8
33100 Udine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIONE NAZIONALE ASSOCIAZIONI APICOLTORI ITALIANI ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 9 375
Address
Via Paolo Boselli 2
50136 Firenze
Activity type
Other
PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT WETERYNARYJNY - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 207 350
Address
Partyzantow 57
24100 Pulawy
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASOCIACION REGIONAL DE EMPRESAS AGRICOLAS Y GANADERAS DE LA COMUNIDAD AUTONOMA DE MURCIA (ADEA-ASJA)
Spain
EU contribution
€ 9 375
Address
Calle Parpallota 13 Bajo
30007 Murcia
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 213 558,75
Address
Avenida Teniente Flomesta S/n - Edificio Convalecencia
30003 Murcia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BIODLINGSFORETAGARNA
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 9 375
Address
Stallgatan 1
64133 Katrineholm
Activity type
Other
LANTBRUKARNAS EKONOMI-AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 9 375
Address
Franzengatan 6
105 33 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 282 851,25
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 654 916,25
Address
Bundeshaus Ost
3003 Bern
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
APISUISSE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 9 375
Address
Jakob Signer-strasse 4
9050 Appenzell
Activity type
Other
SCHWEIZER BAUERNVERBAND
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 9 375
Address
Laurstrasse 10
5201 Brugg
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 316 585
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WILDBIENE + PARTNER AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 46 875
Address
Heinrichstrasse 267A
8005 Zurich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ATLANTIC POLLINATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 243 437,50
Address
Lendrick Main Street
KY13 0UR Crook Of Devon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BRITISH BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 9 375
Address
National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh Park
CV8 2LG Kenilworth Warwickshire
Activity type
Other
THE NATIONAL FARMERS' UNION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 9 375
Address
Agriculture House, Stoneleigh Park
CV8 2TZ Kenilworth Warwickshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE RED BEEHIVE COMPANY LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 239 218,75
Address
14 Canterbury Avenue
SO19 1EB Southampton
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 474 827,50
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VITA EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 9 375
Address
Wote Street 21-23
RG21 7NE Basingstoke
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
France
EU contribution
€ 171 828
Address
Place Pey Berland 35
33000 Bordeaux
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments