Genebanks contribute to the EVA networks as providers of material. They provide propagation material of the selected accessions of a crop within a crop-specific network according to the conditions of the FAO-ITPGRFA Standard Material Transfer Agreement. Genebanks also provide background information on accessions to facilitate selection and ensure (in cooperation with the National Focal Point) that the existing data in EURISCO is current. Genebanks that are associated members of AEGIS also contribute their unique materials to the AEGIS European collection, guaranteeing their conservation according to agreed quality standards and making them available to users.

Genebanks are often also actively involved in other aspects of the network, such as multiplication of accessions, evaluation and data analysis. Some genebanks are also research institutes.


See below a list of participating genebanks.

Countries involved


 CarrotLegumesLettuceMaizePepperWheat and BarleyCountryInstitute
1          Albania Institute of Plant Genetic Resources (Agricultural University of Tirana), Tirana
2        Bulgaria Institute of Plant Genetic Resources “ Konstantin Malkov”, Sadovo, Plovdiv district
3          Croatia University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
4          Czech Republic Crop Research Institute, Prague
5          Estonia Centre of Estonian Rural Research and Knowledge (METK), Jõgeva
6          Finland Natural Resources Institute Finland, Helsinki
7         France INRAE GAFL, Montfavet Cedex
8          France INRAE - Centre de Montpellier
9         Germany Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung, Seeland, OT Gatersleben
10         Germany Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetic und Kulturpflanzenforschung
11          Greece Hellenic Agricultural Organization - DEMETER, Institute of Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources (ELGO-Dimitra), Thessaloniki
12          Italy Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria, Foggia
13          Italy Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria, Piacenza
14          Italy Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto di Bioscienze e BioRisorse, Portici, Naples
15          Italy Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria - Centro di Ricerca Cerealicoltura e Colture Industriali, Bergamo
16         Italy National Research Council, Institute of Biosciences and BioResources, Bari
17        Latvia Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics, Priekuli
18          Lithuania Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Akademija, Kedainiai reg.
19      Netherlands Wageningen University and Research. Centre for Genetic Resources, The Netherlands, Wageningen
20        Portugal Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, I.P. (INIAV, I.P.), Banco Português de Germoplasma Vegetal, Braga
21          Portugal Instituto Nacional de Investigacao Agraria e Veterinaria (INIAV), Polo de Elvas
22        Romania Banca de Resurse Genetice Vegetale Suceava, Suceava
23          Serbia Maize Research Institute Zemun Polje, Belgrade - Zemun Polje
24          Serbia Institute for Vegetable Crops, Smederevska Palanka
25          Slovakia National Agricultural and Food Centre, Piestany
26         Spain Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón, Zaragoza
27          Spain Misión Biológica de Galicia (Consejo Superior de Investitaciones Científicas), Pontevedra
28         Spain Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnologia Agraria y Alimentaria, Madrid
29    Sweden Nordic Genetic Resources Centre (NordGen), Alnarp
30         Switzerland Agroscope, Nyon
31          United Kingdom Germplasm Resources Unit, John Innes Centre, Norwich
32         United Kingdom University of Warwick, Warwick
The EVA project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food
and Agriculture for the period 2019-2024.