Welcome to Euphresco network

Euphresco is a network of organisations funding research projects and coordinating national research in the phytosanitary area. The overall goal of Euphresco is to support coordination and collaboration in the area of phytosanitary research, and to become a strong, long-term network of funders that fully incorporate existing and new members.

 

A leaflet about Euphresco can be found HERE


The rate of introduction and establishment of new plant pests has increased steadily over the last century as a result of expanding globalisation of trade, exacerbated by climate change. At the same time, European phytosanitary science capacity (taxonomy, classical plant pathology, etc.) has been eroding in the last decades, because they are no longer on the forefront of science priorities. This brought the plant health area to a state of emergency, as indicated by the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization's Madeira statement (2004).  

In Europe, many of the phytosanitary policies, regulations and underpinning technical recommendations are determined at regional level, while the research that supports them is mostly funded and carried out at the national level. Coordination of such national activities is then vital to reduce the impact of plant pests on the economy, the environment and the health of citizens at the level of each country but more generally at European and international level.


Latest news

Sixty national priorities have been presented by Euphresco members for funding in 2015. In a few months these priorities could become projects funded through Euphresco. 2015-02-19 13:49
Euphresco presented last week at the stakeholder congress 'IPM Innovation in Europe', final conference of the PURE FP7 project 2015-01-23 16:51
The first success story of an Euphresco funded project has now been published. To read it, go HERE 2014-12-15 18:34
Euphresco coordinator attended the EPPO Panel on Diagnostics and Quality Assurance: how to improve the interactions between research scientists and plant protection services 2014-12-03 12:50
The work on the identification of the next research topics to be funded through Euphresco has just started! Go to the section "Funding" for more information about the 2015 call. 2014-11-03 17:44
Euphresco and SUMFOREST ERA-Net have initiated a cooperation around forestry. More information on SUMFOREST can be found HERE 2014-10-20 11:24
Euphresco and C-IPM ERA-Net have initiated a cooperation around the procedures leading to the funding of research projects. More information on C-IPM can be found HERE 2014-10-14 13:29