The fifteenth (end-of-Phase) meeting of the ECPGR Steering Committee (Thessaloniki, May 2018) agreed on revised long-term goal and five objectives for Phase X, as follows:

Long-term goal

Stakeholders in Europe collaboratively, rationally and effectively conserve ex situ and in situ PGRFA, provide access and increase sustainable use.


Details of outputs, activities, responsibilities, indicators and assumptions for the objectives are available in the

Objectives of ECPGR for Phase X (2019-2023) (agreed at the 15th Steering Committee meeting, May 2018) (264,3 KB)

  1. To efficiently conserve and provide access to unique germplasm in Europe through AEGIS and the European Collection
  2. To provide passport and phenotypic information of actively conserved European PGRFA diversity ex situ and in situ through the EURISCO catalogue
  3. To improve in situ conservation and use of crop wild relatives
  4. To promote on-farm conservation and management of European PGRFA diversity
  5. To promote use of PGRFA