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.

 

NEW! The 2017-2022 Strategic Research Agenda can be found HERE
A leaflet about Euphresco can be found HERE
The 2017 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

Register for the international conference on European research into Xylella fastidiosa to be held in Mallorca on November 2017 2017-07-25 18:05
Euphresco invited at the workshop of UK Research Councils Global Challenges Research Fund Animal and Plant Health Workshop to share its view on research priorities 2017-07-07 00:07
Research co-ordination as an answer to global plant health threats presented at the X.fastidiosa Symposium organised in Brisbane 2017-05-17 09:31
Use of NGS technologies for plant pest diagnostics workshop co-organised by COST action DIVAS, Euphresco and EPPO to be held in Bari (IT) in November 2017 2017-05-09 12:02
Australia and Mexico have just joined the Euphresco network; excellent work on the horizon... 2017-01-31 13:32