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Joining forces for genetic resources and biodiversity management

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.

Coordinator

EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE

Address

Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu

Finland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 672 300

Participants (16)

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INTERNATIONAL PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES INSTITUTE*IPGRI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 159 100

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 65 943,75

GOZDARSKI INSTITUT SLOVENIJE

Slovenia

EU Contribution

€ 140 056,25

NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 369 500

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 277 950

Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 196 462,50

LUONNONVARAKESKUS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 152 937,50

BOTANIC GARDENS CONSERVATION INTERNATIONAL LBG

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 57 218,75

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 363 675

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 85 125

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 200 131,25

IZPALNITELNA AGENTSIA PO SELEKTSIA I REPRODUKTSIA V ZHIVOTNOVADSTVOTO

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 53 687,50

LEIBNIZ - INSTITUT FUER PFLANZENGENETIK UND KULTURPFLANZENFORSCHUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 87 556,25

UNIVERSITE SAINT-JOSEPH

Lebanon

EU Contribution

€ 33 937,50

PROSPECIERARA

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 83 650

INSTITUT DE L'ELEVAGE

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 817580

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 December 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 014 581,15

  • EU contribution

    € 2 999 231,25

Coordinated by:

EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE

Finland