Background information

During the 16th ECPGR Steering Committee meeting in Sweden (June 2022), a proposal to establish a network of European genebank managers was made with the aim of better connect people with this function and strengthening the cooperation among leaders of genebanks in Europe.
In 2023, the Steering Committee gave its support for the establishment of this Network, with the overall aim to strengthen the management of genebanks through the exchange of knowledge, cooperation and capacity building of genebanks, including the various aspects of leading and managing a genebank.

The scope and modus operandi of the Network are defined by dedicated Terms of Reference.