GenRes Bridge aims to strengthen conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources (GenRes).
Genetic resources refer to genetic material of plant, animal or microbial origin of actual or potential value, such as a medicinal plant, agricultural crop, tree variety or animal breed.
The project will accelerate collaborative efforts and widen capacities in plant, forest and animal GenRes domains by sharing perspectives, exchanging best practices, harmonizing standards, trainings and sharing resources under the auspices of the three pan-European GenRes networks: ECPGR, EUFORGEN and ERFP.
Collaboration among GenRes and biodiversity actors will increase the sustainable practices in management of GenRes.
More information on the project website: http://www.genresbridge.eu/ (last visited 10.4.2019)
The consortium encompasses partners who are renowned in their fields of GenRes management - such as forestry, botany or and have multidisciplinary interest and expertise to contribute to various work packages.
- European Forest Institute
- Bioversity International
- University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
- Slovenian Forestry Institute, Slovenia
- Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, Norway
- Centre for Genetic Resources of Wageningen University of Research, the Netherlands
- Federal Office for Agriculture and Food, Germany
- Natural Resources Institute, Finland
- Botanic Gardens Conservation International, United Kingdom
- Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
- University of Padova, Italy
- University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
- Executive Agency for Selection and Reproduction in Animal Breeding, Bulgaria
- The Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Germany
- University Saint-Joseph of Beirut, Lebanon
- ProSpecieRara, Switzerland
- Institut de l’Elevage, France
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 817580