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Network on epizootic disease diagnosis and control

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 16236

  • Start date

    1 June 2006

  • End date

    31 March 2012

Funded under:

FP6-FOOD

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 000 000

  • EU contribution

    € 14 000 000

Coordinated by:

STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

Netherlands

Objective

Epizootic diseases in agriculture and aquaculture animals constitute major risks for the food production. Such diseases spread very fast in high densities of susceptible animals through animals, vectors or animal products. Outbreaks in Europe showed enormo us social and economic impact, and need to be addressed across the whole production chain of animal-related food. The objective of EPIZONE is to improve research on preparedness, prevention, detection, and control of epizootics by improvement of excellence through collaboration. EPIZONE will be developed for integration of scientists in health and production of animals, at the European Level. Benefits of EPIZONE primarily concern consumers and stakeholders throughout the food supply chain but also the agric ulture administrations and biotechnology companies. EPIZONE includes 14 institutes from 11 countries. Partners maintain networks worldwide, therewith linked to EPIZONE, and most have (inter)national ref-lab based tasks for control of epizootics. The manage ment structure of EPIZONE will generate durable interactions between partners. Initially +300 key scientists with international reputations, complementary expertises and skills are identified within the partners. EPIZONE will generate a worldwide network o f institutes contributing to available expertise and spreading of excellence. EPIZONE includes an SME specialised in dissemination of knowledge via Internet. Organisational work packages will develop integration activities, including communications, meetin gs, and training/continuous professional development. Scientific work packages will undertake jointly executed research on epizootics selected on importance in Europe and cover 4 thematic areas: Diagnostics, Intervention Strategies, Surveillance and Epidem iology, and Risk Assessment. Given the network structure, the technical resources and the scientific excellence, EPIZONE will assure strategically driven state-of-art research of world-renown quality.

Coordinator

STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

Address

Costerweg 50
9101 Wageningen

Netherlands

Participants (20)

ID-LELYSTAD, INSTITUUT VOOR DIERHOUDERIJ EN DIERGEZONDHEID B.V.

Netherlands

FRIEDRICH-LOEFFLER-INSTITUT, FEDERAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR ANIMAL HEALTH

Germany

INSTITUTE FOR ANIMAL HEALTH

United Kingdom

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS, ACTING THROUGH THE VETERINARY LABORATORIES AGENCY OF NEW HAW, ADDLESTONE, SURREY, KT15 3NB

United Kingdom

DANISH INSTITUTE FOR FOOD AND VETERINARY RESEARCH

Denmark

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

France

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA

Spain

ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELLE VENEZIE

Italy

LANZHOU VETERINARY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CHINESE ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

China

NATIONAL VETERINARY RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Poland

VETERINARY AND AGROCHEMICAL RESEARCH CENTRE

Belgium

UNIVERSITY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE HANNOVER, INSTITUTE FOR VIROLOGY

Germany

INSTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELLA LOMBARDIA E DELL'EMILIA ROMAGNA BRESCIA

Italy

HARBIN VETERINARY RESEARCH INSTITUTE CAAS

China

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION

Italy

DIGITAL VALUE INTERNET PROFESSIONALS

Netherlands

NATIONAL FOOD INSTITUTE, TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK

Denmark

AGENCE NATIONALE DE SÉCURITÉ SANITAIRE DE L' ALIMENTATION, DE L'ENVIRONEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL

France

SAP ENSTITÜSÜ MÜDÜRLÜGÜ (FMD INSTITUTE)

Turkey

STATENS VETERINÄRMEDICINSKA ANSTALT

Sweden

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 16236

  • Start date

    1 June 2006

  • End date

    31 March 2012

Funded under:

FP6-FOOD

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 000 000

  • EU contribution

    € 14 000 000

Coordinated by:

STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

Netherlands