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The European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR)

ECPGR is a collaborative Programme among 40 European countries, aimed at facilitating the long-term conservation on a cooperative basis and the increased utilization of plant genetic resources in Europe. The Programme, which is entirely financed by the participating countries and is coordinated by a Secretariat at Bioversity International, operates through broadly focused Networks dealing with groups of crops or general themes related to plant genetic resources. ECPGR is guided by a Steering Committee.

The activities in the Network are carried out either in the framework of Working Groups or as ad hoc actions. It consists of six networks comprising 20 crop specific working groups and furthermore there are three thematic networks.

NordGen is an active participant to ECPGR on all levels, the working groups and project.

Responsible:  Simon Jeppson