GenRes Bridge - Genetic resources for forested and food-secure Europe

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: (last visited 10.4.2019)

Project partners

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.

  1. European Forest Institute
  2. Bioversity International
  3. University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  4. Slovenian Forestry Institute, Slovenia
  5. Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, Norway
  6. Centre for Genetic Resources of Wageningen University of Research, the Netherlands
  7. Federal Office for Agriculture and Food, Germany
  8. Natural Resources Institute, Finland
  9. Botanic Gardens Conservation International, United Kingdom
  10. Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
  11. University of Padova, Italy
  12. University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  13. Executive Agency for Selection and Reproduction in Animal Breeding, Bulgaria
  14. The Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research, Germany
  15. University Saint-Joseph of Beirut, Lebanon
  16. ProSpecieRara, Switzerland
  17. 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

Project management
michele.bozzano @
European Forest Institute
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