„Coordinated Integrated Pest Management in Europe”
Programme: 7th EU Framework Programme, ERANET-2013-RTD
Project period: 01.02.2014–31.01.2017
Contract number: 618110
Project Coordinator: Antoine Messean Ph.D. (INRA)
e-mail: Antoine.Messean@grignon.inra.fr ; phone +33 (0) 1 30 81 52 09
Project Coordinator from IPP – NRI: Jakub Danielewicz M.Sc.
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; phone + 48 61 864 91 25
About: Europe faces the challenge of responding to the mandatory implementation of the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) as called for by Directive 2009/128/WE on the sustainable use of pesticides. Most European countries are investing in research and extension to face this challenge, reduce reliance on pesticides, and reduce risks associated with their use. Added value and synergies can be created by coordinating such national research and extension efforts and by pooling existing resources. To this end, C-IPM project will create a forum for exchange and identification of IPM research and development priorities, provide recommendations on national and European research, connect existing initiatives, and coordinate joint transnational research calls. With stakeholders and researchers, C-IPM will position IPM in the future European innovation landscape. It will provide an overall picture of ongoing and desired R&D efforts and of the resources available for IPM implementation. It will propose a common research agenda on IPM and on sustainable solutions in the context of minor uses. To achieve lasting impact, C-IPM will plan its continued activity beyond the funded period. C-IPM realizes that innovation and sustainability in crop protection can only come about if funders, researchers and farm advisers are closely associated, if multiple sectors are taken into account, and if all available control tactics and strategies are integrated. This approach is key to enriching the suite of IPM techniques and ensuring a high level of implementation of IPM among European farmers.
The project beneficiaries are 32 Units from the 22 European Union member countries namely: France, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Great Britain, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden and Turkey.
The Institute of Plant Protection – National Research Institute is a co-performer of three tasks:
Project website: http://projects.au.dk/c-ipm/