History

Euphresco was initiated as an EU funded ERA-NET in 2006.
Five cycles of funding, two within EUPHRESCO I (2006-2010) and three within EUPHRESCO II (2011-2014), have allowed European phytosanitary research programme owners and managers to establish links, to get to know each other, to share information on best practices and national priorities and provided opportunities to test the collaboration of national funders to support transnational research projects.


EUPHRESCO I was composed of 23 partner organisations from 17 countries. It also involved 6 observers and an advisory group comprising the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organisation (EPPO), the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) plant health panel and the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG-SANTE).
EUPHRESCO I mapped and analysed national plant health research programmes and established a common strategic research agenda. Potential barriers preventing effective transnational collaboration were identified and mechanisms and process tools for the selection, funding and implementation of transnational collaborative projects were developed and tested. 17 research projects were commissioned for a total funding of 2.1 M €, representing approximately 10% of the total national budgets for phytosanitary research of partner countries. More information on EUPHRESCO I projects can be found in the section “projects”.



EUPHRESCO II expanded to 31 partners from 22 countries and 14 observers; the broadening of the network strengthened in particular the representation in Nordic-Baltic area and in the Balkan and South-East European areas. The scientific scope was also expanded to ensure more coverage, e.g. increased coordination in forestry plant health. The tools and mechanisms for the funding of transnational research projects were further tested and improved through several rounds of funding. 30 research projects were funded for a total budget of 6.8 M €, representing 12% of the total national budget for phytosanitary research over the period 2011-2014. More information on EUPHRESCO II projects can be found in the section “projects”.



EUPHRESCO I and II final goal was the creation of a strong long-term and sustainable network of funders. This network exists since the 1st of April 2014, and is hosted within the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization; Euphresco will take advantage of the knowledge of EPPO Secretariat and Panels and the links it ensures with national and international (outside Europe) organisations and initiatives dealing with plant health. On July 1, 2015, the Euphresco network counts 30 member organisations from 23 countries, and links are established to enlarge the membership.

You can download the deliverables produced during EUPHRESCO I and II from the table below:

EUPHRESCO I

D1.1 Project website

No report available

EUPHRESCO I D1.2 External communication and dissemination strategy

D1.2

EUPHRESCO I D1.3 Project reports and cost statement

D1.3

EUPHRESCO I D1.4 Produce and disseminate E-newsletters

D1.4

EUPHRESCO I D1.5 6-monthly summary reports for Commission

D1.5

EUPHRESCO I D1.6 Publish final project outputs on website

D1.6

EUPHRESCO I D1.7 Final project dissemination conference

No report available

EUPHRESCO I D1.8 Final project report

D1.8

EUPHRESCO I D2.1 Database set-up

No report available

EUPHRESCO I D2.2 Report on the mapped and analysed data & information from national programmes

D2.2

EUPHRESCO I D2.3 Publish information on national programmes on website

Refer to D2.4

EUPHRESCO I D2.4 Produce " common principles" guide to establishing national programmes

D2.4

EUPHRESCO I D3.1 Produce mechanisms and instruments for use in transnational activities (draft working operational handbook)

D3.1

EUPHRESCO I D3.2 Prepare calls for pilot project proposals

D3.2

EUPHRESCO I D4.1 Report on the evaluation of instruments, mechanisms & processed tested in the pilots

D4.1

EUPHRESCO I D4.2 Final operational handbook of proven mechanisms and instruments for use in transnational activities

D4.2

D4.2_Annex

EUPHRESCO I D5.1 Produce common strategic phytosanitary research agenda and a action plan for joint trans-national programmes submitted to the Governing Board

D5.1

EUPHRESCO I D5.2 Establish a defined and sustainable Network of phytosanitary research funders/managers for implementing and developing joint activities beyond the ERA-net end

D5.2

EUPHRESCO I D5.3 review on key areas/disciplines linked to plant health

Refer to D5.1

EUPHRESCO II D1.1 Governance bodies

D1.1

EUPHRESCO II D1.2 6-monthly interim reports

D1.2

EUPHRESCO II D1.3 E-newsletters

D1.3

EUPHRESCO II D1.4 Full Project meetings

D1.4

EUPHRESCO II D1.5 Project Management Group meetings

D1.5

EUPHRESCO II D1.6 Publicity leaflets

D1.6

EUPHRESCO II D1.7 1st Periodic report and cost
statements

D1.7

EUPHRESCO II D1.8 2nd Periodic report and cost
statements

D1.8

EUPHRESCO II D1.9 Final dissemination conference

D1.9

EUPHRESCO II D1.10 Final project report

D1.10

EUPHRESCO II D2.1 NMG portfolios

D2.1

EUPHRESCO II D2.2 First evaluation of modus operandi

D2.2

EUPHRESCO II D2.3 Second evaluation of modus operandi

D2.3

EUPHRESCO II D2.4 Final network structure and modus operandi

D2.4

EUPHRESCO II D2.5 Strategic research agenda and tool box

D2.5

EUPHRESCO II D3.1 First round of topics and calls

D3.1

EUPHRESCO II D3.2 Second round of topics and calls

D3.2

EUPHRESCO II D3.3 Third round of topics

D3.3

EUPHRESCO II D3.4 Time inputs for activities

D3.4

EUPHRESCO II D4.1 Tackling Phytosanitary Emergencies

D4.1

EUPHRESCO II D4.2 Website as a platform 1

D4.2

EUPHRESCO II D4.3 Website as a platform 2

D4.3

EUPHRESCO II D4.4 Addressing barriers to collaboration

D4.4

EUPHRESCO II D4.5 Website as a platform 3

D4.5

EUPHRESCO II D4.6 Website as a platform 4

D4.6

EUPHRESCO II D4.7 Novel cooperation

D4.7

EUPHRESCO II D5.1 Kick-off meeting for new partners/
observers

D5.1

EUPHRESCO II D5.2 'Forestry plant health' and 'regional'
workshop

D5.2

EUPHRESCO II D5.3 Merging plan for 3rd countries

D5.3

EUPHRESCO II D5.4 Cooperation concept report

D5.4