Research institutes

A number of national research institutes and universities participate in EVA, contributing their scientific expertise in areas such as genotyping, performing lab disease tests and data analysis as well as contributing to seed multiplication and field trials. Much of their work is also contributed in kind and research institutes are often leading dissemination activities and preparation of EVA network publications.

Some institutes are also genebanks and have contributed accessions to the EVA networks.

See below a list of participating research institutes.

Countries involved


 CarrotLegumesLettuceMaizePepperWheat and BarleyCountryInstitute
1          Albania Institute of Plant Genetic Resources (Agricultural University of Tirana), Tirana
2          Armenia Scientific Center Vegetables and Industrial Crops, Daracert, Ararat marz
3          Belarus Институт генетики и цитологии Национальной Академии наук Беларуси, Minsk
4         Belgium Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries & Food, Merelbeke
5         Bosnia and Herzegovina Genetic Resources Institute, University of Banja Luka, Banja Luka
6          Bulgaria Institute of Plant Genetic Resources “ Konstantin Malkov”, Sadovo, Plovdiv district
7          Croatia University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
8         Denmark Aarhus University, Aarhus
9        Estonia Centre of Estonian Rural Research and Knowledge (METK), Jõgeva
10          Finland Natural Resources Institute Finland, Helsinki
11          France INRAE GQÉ le Moulon, Gif sur Yvette
12         France Institut Agro Rennes-Angers, Angers Cedex 01
13         France Centre de Ressources de Botanique Appliquée, Charly
14         France Terres Inovia, Paris
15         France Groupe d’Étude et de contrôle des Variétés Et des Semences, Beaucouzé
16         Georgia Scientific Research Center of Agriculture, Tbilisi
17        Germany Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Quedlinburg
18         Germany Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung, Seeland, OT Gatersleben
19          Germany Bayerische Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft, Freising
20         Greece American Farm School, Thermi, Thessaloniki
21          Greece Hellenic Agricultural Organization - DEMETER, Institute of Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources (ELGO-Dimitra), Thessaloniki
22         Greece Agricultural University of Athens, Athens
23          Iceland Agricultural University of Iceland
24          Israel The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture
25        Italy Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria, Pontecagnano
26          Italy Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria, Foggia
27          Italy Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria, Piacenza
28          Italy Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria - Centro di Ricerca Cerealicoltura e Colture Industriali, Bergamo
29          Italy Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto di Bioscienze e BioRisorse, Portici
30         Italy Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona
31         Italy University of Basilicata, Potenza
32         Italy Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria (CREA-OF), Pontecagnano Faiano
33         Italy Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria (CREA-ZA), Lodi
34         Latvia Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics, Priekuli
35          North Macedonia Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje
36         Norway Norwegian University of Life Sciences, As
37        Portugal Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, I.P. (INIAV, I.P.), Banco Português de Germoplasma Vegetal, Braga
38          Portugal Instituto Nacional de Investigacao Agraria e Veterinaria (INIAV), Polo de Elvas
39          Portugal Departamento de Ciência Agronómicas Politécnico de Coimbra – Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra
40         Portugal Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica - Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Oeiras
41         Romania Vegetable Research and Development Station, Bacau , Bacau
42          Serbia Maize Research Institute Zemun Polje, Belgrade - Zemun Polje
43          Serbia Institute for Vegetable Crops, Smederevska Palanka
44         Serbia Institute of Field and Vegetable Crops, Novi Sad
45         Serbia Institute for Forage Crops Kruševac, Globoder
46        Slovakia National Agricultural and Food Centre, Piestany
47         Slovenia Agricultural Institute of Slovenia, Ljubljana
48         Slovenia University of Maribor, Maribor
49         Spain Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón, Zaragoza
50        Spain Misión Biológica de Galicia (Consejo Superior de Investitaciones Científicas), Pontevedra
51         Spain Servicio Regional de Investigacion y Desarrollo Agroalimentario, Villaviciosa
52         Spain Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, Cordoba
53         Switzerland Getreidezüchtung Peter Kunz, Hombrechtikon
54         Switzerland Agroscope, Nyon 1
55        Türkiye Ankara University, Faculty of Agriculture, Ankara
56          Türkiye Tarla Bitkileri Merkez Araştırma Enstitüsü, Yenimahalle,Ankara
57          Türkiye Cukurova University
58         Türkiye Field Crops Central Research Institute, Ankara
59          United Kingdom Germplasm Resources Unit, John Innes Centre, Norwich
60         United Kingdom University of Warwick, Warwick
61         United Kingdom School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham
62         United Kingdom Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth
63         United Kingdom Earlham Institute, Norwich
The EVA project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food
and Agriculture for the period 2019-2024.