The objectives of the Network are:

  • To coordinate transnational research programmes, by developing a common strategic research agenda
  • To fund collaborative research projects in the phytosanitary area, through annual or bi-annual rounds of calls
  • To support and complement other plant health initiatives, funding programmes, ERA-NETs etc.
  • To provide scientific evidence to support national and international policy, and advising the Council Working Party of Chief Officers of Plant Health Services (COPHS)
  • To optimise and make best use of limited national plant health research resources by avoiding duplication and overlapping and to achieve the best use of research outputs