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Enhancements of Pest Risk Analysis Techniques

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 212459

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2008

  • End date

    31 May 2011

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 131 556

  • EU contribution

    € 2 764 317

Coordinated by:

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

United Kingdom

Objective

PRATIQUE (Enhancements of Pest Risk Analysis Techniques) will carry out all the key work listed in the call and address the major challenges for pest risk analysis (PRA) in Europe. This will be achieved through three principal objectives: to assemble the datasets required to construct effective PRAs valid for the whole of the EU, to conduct multi-disciplinary research that enhances the techniques used in PRA and to ensure that the PRA decision support scheme meets its purpose, is efficient and user-friendly. Pest risk analysts, phytosanitary experts, invasive alien species specialists, ecologists, economists and risk modellers from 13 leading institutes in the EU, one from Australia and one from New Zealand will produce the first structured inventory of PRA datasets for the EU and undertake targeted research to improve existing procedures and develop new methods for (a) the assessment of economic, environmental and social impacts, (b) summarising risk in effective, harmonised ways that take account of uncertainty, (c) mapping endangered areas (d) pathway risk analysis and systems approaches and (e) guiding actions during emergencies caused by outbreaks of harmful pests. The results will be tested with a representative range of the major pests and invasive alien species affecting the cultivated and uncultivated habitats of the EU and will be independently validated by phytosanitary experts. The deliverables will be provided as protocols, decision support systems and computer programs with examples of best practice made available to pest risk analysts through modules and direct links to the PRA scheme. The PRA scheme will be web-enabled providing (i) new users with context-sensitive guidance, (ii) experts with a more efficient and user-friendly process and greatly enhanced access to key datasets and analytical tools, (iii) policy makers with an improved and robust scientific basis for managing risks and (iv) stakeholders with a transparent presentation of the risks.
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Coordinator

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

Address

Area 1a, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
Sw1p 3jr London

United Kingdom

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 442 585

Administrative Contact

Christina Steveni (Dr.)

Participants (14)

PLANT PROTECTION INSTITUTE

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 57 312

BOTANICKY USTAV AV CR, V.V.I.

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 91 568

ORGANISATION EUROPEENNE ET MEDITERRANEENNE POUR LA PROTECTION DES PLANTES

France

EU Contribution

€ 143 240

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 240 513

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 175 520

JULIUS KUHN INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 254 059

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 115 790

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 300

UNIVERSITE DE FRIBOURG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 182 180

CAB INTERNATIONAL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 281 325

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 253 840

Cooperative Research Centre for National Plant Biosecurity

Australia

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY

New Zealand

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 271 085

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 212459

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2008

  • End date

    31 May 2011

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 131 556

  • EU contribution

    € 2 764 317

Coordinated by:

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

United Kingdom