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.


The 2017-2022 Strategic Research Agenda can be found HERE
Программа стратегических исследований 2017-2022 находится ЗДЕСЬ
A leaflet about Euphresco can be found HERE
The 2018 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.

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Euphresco highlighted at the CPM13 side session on 'Collaboration with research organisations'. Report and videorecording can be found here. 2018-04-30 15:31
Dr Giovani was pleased to participate recently in a meeting of experts from a number of research institutes and government agencies around the world concerned about the emergence of new plant pests and diseases. The meeting explored possible new mechanisms for co-ordinating surveillance. Their news release can be found here. Regional Plant Protection Organisations (such as EPPO), National Plant Protection Organisations, and the Secretariat and bodies of the International Plant Protection Convention already monitor and where possible restrict the spread through trade and natural dispersal of regulated plant pests. These approaches were described by Dr Giovani during the meeting. While recognising that these existing approaches can clearly be improved, EPPO and Euphresco are keen to ensure that they are taken into account and linked into any new mechanisms which may be developed. 2018-04-03 16:16