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 2016 newsletter to stakeholders can be downloaded 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

The FAO-IPPC-CIHEAM International Workshop on Xylella fastidiosa successfully held in Bari, Italy 2016-05-09 11:06
FPS Belgium has launched a call to identify the researchers to participate in 4 projects to be (potentially) funded through Euphresco. For more info, visit here 2016-04-25 09:27
Euphresco welcome the Ministry of Agriculture of Czech Republic, a new Network member 2016-03-04 13:42
Euphresco presented at the meeting of the Réseau Français pour la Santé Végétale 2016-01-20 14:29
The new year begins with a good news. The US Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service APHIS USDA is a member of Euphresco 2016-01-04 09:33
Links to national research: Euphresco was at the Plantengezondheid: Wetenschappelijk onderzoek in de praktijk symposium in Brussels 2015-12-18 11:41
Euphresco in the Balkans: the CROATIAN CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS INSTITUTE FOR PLANT PROTECTION has joined the network 2015-09-24 00:15