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European Surveillance Network for Influenza in Pigs 3

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 259949

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2010

  • End date

    31 October 2013

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 205 843,90

  • EU contribution

    € 999 500

Coordinated by:

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

United Kingdom

Objective

This “European surveillance network for influenza in pigs (ESNIP) 3” will maintain and expand surveillance networks established during previous EC concerted actions (ESNIP 1, QLK2-CT-2000-01636; ESNIP 2, SSPE-022749). Three work packages (WP 2, 3, 4) aim to increase the knowledge of the epidemiology and evolution of swine influenza (SI) virus (SIV) in European pigs through organised field surveillance programmes (WP2). Virus strains detected in these programmes will be subjected to detailed characterisation both antigenically (WP3) and genetically (WP4) using standardised methodology. Specifically this will involve timely information on genomic data and generation of antigenic maps using the latest technology. These analyses will provide significant and timely added value to knowledge of SIV. A strong focus will be monitoring spread and independent evolution of pandemic H1N1 2009 virus in pigs. All these data will in turn be used to improve the diagnosis of SI by updating the reagents used in the recommended techniques (WP2). The virus bank and electronic database that were established during ESNIPs 1 and 2 will also be expanded and formally curated with relevant SIV isolates and information for global dissemination within and outwith the consortium (WP5). ESNIP 3 represents the only organised surveillance network for influenza in pigs and seeks to strengthen formal interactions with human and avian surveillance networks previously established in ESNIP 2. A timely and transparent interaction with these networks will be a key output. These approaches are entirely consistent with improved pandemic preparedness and planning for human influenza whilst providing an evidence base for decisions in relation to veterinary health. The project consortium consists of 24 participants, which contribute a blend of different specialism’s and skills ensuring multi-disciplinary cutting-edge outputs. The vast majority of the partners are actively working with SIV including in a field setting. Twenty-one participants are from 11 EU member states, seven of which were actively involved in ESNIP 2. Co-operation with partners in China and North America will continue to promote a greater understanding of the epidemiology of SIVs at a global level.
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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

€ 237 000

Administrative Contact

Lucinda Cranham (Ms.)

Participants (23)

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 45 000

AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA SECURITE SANITAIRE DE L ALIMENTATION DE L ENVIRONNEMENT ET DU TRAVAIL

France

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELLA LOMBARDIA E DELL'EMILIA ROMAGNA BRUNO UBERTINI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 45 000

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT WETERYNARYJNY - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 45 000

MINISTERIO DE MEDIO AMBIENTE Y MEDIO RURAL Y MARINO

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 45 000

IDT BIOLOGIKA GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

ELINTARVIKETURVALLISUUSVIRASTO EVIRA

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 25 000

KIMRON VETERINARY INSTITUTE

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 15 000

NEMZETI ELELMISZERLANC-BIZTONSAGI HIVATAL

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 25 000

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 25 000

GENOME RESEARCH LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 90 000

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 55 000

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 30 000

FRIEDRICH LOEFFLER INSTITUT - BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER TIERGESUNDHEIT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 5 000

ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELLE VENEZIE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 5 000

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

United States

harbin veterinary research insititute of chinese academy of agriculture sciences

China

EU Contribution

€ 7 500

MERIAL SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 5 000

LABORATORIOS HIPRA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 5 000

ANIMAL HEALTH TRUST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 5 000

AGRIFOOD AND BIOSCIENCES INSTITUTE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 5 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 259949

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2010

  • End date

    31 October 2013

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 205 843,90

  • EU contribution

    € 999 500

Coordinated by:

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

United Kingdom