News Archive

AEGIS Competitive Grant project

21 Oct 2014

'Identification of old potato clones having unreliable variety names by means of fingerprinting using microsatellite (SSR) markers to assist in setting up the AEGIS collection for potato cultivars’

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Tailoring the Documentation of Plant Genetic Resources in Europe to the Needs of the User

10 Oct 2014

Report of a Workshop of the ECPGR Documentation and Information Working Group, 20-22 May 2014, Prague, Czech Republic

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New ExCo Chair (from 1 Jan 2015)

6 Aug 2014

Eva Thőrn has been elected as new ExCo Chair from January 1 2015 replacing Gert Kleijer...

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New documents

2 Jul 2014

Two new documents have been finalized recently and approved by the Steering Committee: "Objectives of ECPGR for Phase IX" and "Framework report on the use of plant genetic resources within ECPGR"...

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Call for proposals - ECPGR Activity Grant Scheme

30 Jun 2014

The first call for proposals under the ECPGR Activity Grant Scheme (Phase IX) has been launched. Total amount available for 2015 is ca Euro 160 000

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Funding opportunities

16 Jun 2014

a new funding opportunities web page has been created on the ECPGR web site, with the aim to be further developed in the near future

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Annual report 2013

12 Jun 2014

The annual technical progress report for the fifth and last year of Phase VIII of ECPGR is now available online

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Documentation and Information Workshop

3 Jun 2014

A Workshop of the Documentation and Information Working Group, "Tailoring the Documentation of Plant Genetic Resources in Europe to the Needs of the User", was held in Prague, Czech Republic, on 20-22 May 2014...

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Italy joined AEGIS

14 Apr 2014

as of 3 March 2014. Currently 34 countries are members of AEGIS.

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Documentation and Information Workshop, Prague, 20-22 May 2014

8 Apr 2014

'Tailoring the Documentation of Plant Genetic Resources in Europe to the Needs of the User'

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Hosting of ECPGR

19 Feb 2014

The ECPGR Steering Committee agreed that the ECPGR Secretariat will continue to be hosted by Bioversity International at its headquarters in Maccarese (Rome), Italy, during the entire Phase IX of ECPGR (2014-2018).

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Umbellifer Crops Report

12 Feb 2014

The second meeting of the ECPGR Umbellifer Crops Working Group was held 26-28 June 2013 at St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.....

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Leafy Vegetables report

27 Jan 2014

The second meeting of the ECPGR Leafy Vegetables Working Group was held 8-9 October 2013 at Ljubljana, Slovenia.....

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European Collection

8 Jan 2014

The ECPGR Steering Committee has endorsed two important documents: "Revised procedure for selection of AEGIS collections" and "Guidelines for AEGIS Germplasm distribution" [more]

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Brassica WG activities

2 Dec 2013

Brassica WG activities concluded: 1)Identification of unknown accessions from European genebanks carried out at VIR, St Petersburg; 2) Glucosinolate analysis of a collection of European accessions of wild Brassica and Brassica rapa carried out at CSIS, Cordoba. More info...

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Publication of Genebank Standards for PGRFA

26 Nov 2013

New international standards to help genebanks worldwide conserve plant diversity in a more efficient and cost-effective manner have been published by FAO

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ECPGR Executive Committee

21 Nov 2013

The fifth meeting of the ExCo Committee was held from 5-7 November 2013 at Bioversity International Headquarters, Maccarese, Italy.

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Comparative analysis between EURISCO, WIEWS and ECCDBs

19 Nov 2013

The results of the research work on "Comparative analysis between EURISCO and WIEWS and ECCDBs" are available ....

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ECPGR Leafy Vegetables Working Group

15 Oct 2013

The second meeting was held on 8-9 October 2013 in Ljubljana, Slovenia at the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia and was attended by participants from 13 countries

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European Rye Collection

1 Oct 2013

The AEGIS supported project ‘Improving the prerequisites for a European rye collection’ has been concluded...

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ECPGR Task Forces

5 Aug 2013

Following the recommendations made by the Steering Committee during their last meeting in Vienna in December 2012, three task forces have recently been established and will operate in order to submit draft documents to the Steering Committee for adoption and use during Phase IX of ECPGR (2014-2018)

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Second meeting of the ECPGR Umbellifer Crops Working Group

10 Jul 2013

26-28 June 2013 at the N.I. Vavilov Research Institute of Plant Industry (VIR), in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation.

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EUCARPIA Genetic Resources section meeting

25 Jun 2013

"Pre-breeding - fishing in the genepool"

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Log book for the European Vitis Database

21 Jun 2013

The ECPGR Fruit Network supported the creation of a log book for the European Vitis Database ..

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Meeting highlights

14 May 2013

Fifth meeting of the ECPGR Grain Legumes Working Group, 7-8 May 2013, Novi Sad, Serbia

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Genebank Standards for Plant Genetic Resources - a major accomplishment

2 May 2013

New international standards to help genebanks worldwide conserve plant diversity in a more efficient and cost-effective manner were endorsed on Thursday April 18 by FAO's Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

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The European Collection is growing!

2 May 2013

Following the recent offer of accessions to AEGIS by Germany and The Netherlands, the Working Groups have endorsed inclusion of 11,524 accessions that are now formally part of the European Collection...

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ECPGR Annual Report 2012

22 Apr 2013

The technical progress report for ECPGR is now available online

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Latest report

9 Apr 2013

Report of the fourth meeting of the ECPGR Malus/Pyrus Working Group

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Latest publications

13 Mar 2013

Report of a Working Group on Vitis and Report of a Working Group on Beta and the World Beta Network

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Email distribution lists

12 Mar 2013

A new functionality has been added to the Web site: it is now possible to send a message to all the members of a specific group...

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NENA PGR Workshop

8 Mar 2013

Workshop on the ‘Implementation of the Regional/Near East North Africa Plant Genetic Resources Network Strategy"

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Latest report

8 Mar 2013

Report of the third meeting of the ECPGR Wheat Working Group

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AEGIS Safety Duplication Policy

7 Mar 2013

The AEGIS Safety Duplication Policy was approved by the ECPGR Steering Committee by the end of February 2013

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Descriptors for tree tomato

21 Jan 2013

Descriptors for tree tomato (Solanum betaceum Cav.) and wild relatives were published by Bioversity International.....

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13th ECPGR Steering Committee meeting

15 Jan 2013

The 13th meeting of the ECPGR Steering Committee took place on 4-7 December 2012 in Vienna, Austria

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COST Action FA1104

14 Jan 2013

“Sustainable production of high-quality cherries for the European market”

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Beta Short News

18 Dec 2012

Beta Short News December 2012 has been released, with progress on the Working Group on Beta and the World Beta Network

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Landraces Issue No.1 (October 2012)

30 Oct 2012

The first of three issues of “Landraces” has been published....

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Request for Tenders

17 Oct 2012

Request for tenders proposing hosting arrangements for the ECPGR Secretariat/EURISCO.....

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Highlights of meeting

24 Sep 2012

Second meeting of the ECPGR Vitis Working Group, 18-20 September 2012, Siebeldingen, Germany

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Descriptors for the European Vitis Database

7 Aug 2012

Descriptors for the European Vitis Database available in seven languages...

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Establishment of the European forage collection "To age with AEGIS"

20 Jul 2012

A report from the ECPGR/AEGIS workshop, 30 January - 3 February 2012, Research Centre for Agrobiodiversity, Hungary

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PGR Duplicate Finder now on-line

6 Jul 2012

"PGR Duplicate Finder" is a software package to assist in the identification of putative duplicates in germplasm databases....

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Highlights of meeting

5 Jul 2012

Fourth Joint Meeting of the ECPGR Working Group on Beta and World Beta Network, 20-22 June 2012, France.....

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New version of FAO/Bioversity International Multi-Crop Passport Descriptors [MCPD V.2]

20 Jun 2012

Release of a new version of the list of Multi-Crop Passport Descriptors [MCPD V.2] by FAO/Bioversity International

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EU Task Force meeting

5 Jun 2012

Meeting in Bonn of an ECPGR Task Force on EU matters

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Highlights of meeting

25 May 2012

Highlights of the third Meeting of the ECPGR Wheat Working Group, 15-17 May 2012, Piešt'any, Slovakia.....

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Upcoming Conference at VIR

17 May 2012

“N.I. Vavilov’s ideas in the modern world”, 6-9 November 2012, VIR, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation

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Belgium National Inventory uploaded onto EURISCO

4 May 2012

For the first time the National inventory of Belgium has been uploaded onto EURISCO. 10181 new accession data from 9 holding institutes are now available from eurisco.ecpgr.org. Belgium is the 43rd National Inventory that has been included in EURISCO.

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Newsletter for Europe

5 Apr 2012

Last issue of the Newsletter for Europe... more

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ECPGR Annual Report for 2011

5 Apr 2012

Please find here the ECPGR Annual Report for 2011...

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Malus/Pyrus Working Group meeting

20 Mar 2012

Highlights of the ad hoc meeting on fruit synonyms, meeting on descriptors and Fourth Meeting of the ECPGR Malus/Pyrus Working Group, 5-9 March 2012, Weggis, Switzerland.....

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Highlights of meetings

20 Feb 2012

Highlights of the ad hoc Meeting of the Database Managers and First Meeting of the ECPGR Solanaceae Working Group, 14-17 February 2012, Menemen, Turkey.....

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First accessions formally included in the European Collection

21 Dec 2011

The Allium Working Group has recently notified a few countries about the Group's agreement on a first batch of garlic accessions to be proposed as European Accessions...

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New EURISCO website has been launched

30 Nov 2011

The New EURISCO website has been launched at http://eurisco.ecpgr.org/.

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Submission of “Plant Gene Access” project proposal

25 Nov 2011

The ECPGR Secretariat has submitted on 23 November 2011 the proposal “Access to plant genetic resources for food and agriculture in Europe” (in short Plant Gene Access)...

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ECPGR Allium Working Group meeting

8 Nov 2011

Highlights of the Seventh meeting of the ECPGR Allium Working Group, Perea, Thessaloniki, Greece, 6-8 September 2011

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Descriptors for medicinal and aromatic plants

3 Nov 2011

The Working Group on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants has developed characterization/evaluation descriptor lists for their "priority species/genera"....

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Oregano project

12 Oct 2011

The project for “Conservation and characterization of oregano (Oreganum vulgare L.) wild populations in Europe” was completed by the ECPGR Working Group on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants....

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The European Vitis Database improved

21 Sep 2011

The European Vitis Database has been adapted to the EURISCO format and an online interactive uploading has been implemented...

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Joint ECPGR - NENA PGRN Workshop on the implementation of the International Treaty on PGRFA

23 Aug 2011

ECPGR and the Near East and North Africa Plant Genetic Resources Network (NENA PGRN) are organizing the joint Workshop on the implementation of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA).

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Joint PGR Secure/ECPGR Workshop

12 Aug 2011

Conservation strategies for European crop wild relative and landrace diversity, 7-9 September 2011, Palanga, Lithuania

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ECPGR Barley Working Group meeting

17 May 2011

The seventh meeting of the ECPGR Barley Working Group took place on 10-12 May 2011 in Nicosia, Cyprus [more info]

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General Guidelines for cucurbit species

19 Apr 2011

The Working Group on Cucurbits finalized the “General guidelines for regeneration, processing and storage of cucurbit species”.

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Umbellifer crops Working Group

12 Apr 2011

Highlights of the first meeting

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Launch of the new website

7 Apr 2011

The new ECPGR Website was launched on 27 April 2011. Comments are welcome

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