The European Collection is operated as a virtual European genebank, and is composed of European Accessions conserved for the long-term by the AEGIS Associate Members on behalf of the ECPGR Member countries and being available for use or conservation only for the purposes of research, breeding and training for food and agriculture.
European Accessions are conserved in accordance with technical standards agreed upon at the ECPGR level, based on the principles of the AEGIS Quality System (AQUAS).
European Accessions are available upon signature of the Standard Material Transfer Agreement (SMTA) (129,1 KB), with an explanatory note in the case of transfer of non-Annex I crops. Requests should be addressed to the respective holding institute (check in EURISCO).
Click on a country coloured in pink to see list of accessions included in European Collection.
The number that appears when placing the cursor on a country in the map represents the total number of accessions included by that country into the European Collection and the intensity of the colour reflects the size of the number.
By clicking on the number of a given country thesummary tableof all included genera and the corresponding accessions for that specific country will appear.
Revised simplified procedure for the selection and flagging of accessions for the European Collection - final version, December 2013 (61,5 KB)
Maggioni L , Engels J. 2012. First accessions formally included in the European Collection. Newsletter for Europe 44:5 (119,7 KB)
Allender C. 2012. Assessment of Unique Material in the European Collections of Umbellifer. Newsletter for Europe 44:7 (101,0 KB)