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

See below a list of participating research institutes.

Countries involved


 CarrotLettuceMaizePepperWheat 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       Bulgaria Institute of Plant Genetic Resources “ Konstantin Malkov”, Sadovo, Plovdiv district
5       Croatia University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture
6       Estonia Estonian Crop Research Institute
7       Finland Natural Resources Institute Finland
8       France INRAE GQÉ le Moulon, Gif sur Yvette
9      France Agrocampus Ouest, Angers
10     Germany Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Quedlinburg
11      Germany Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung, Seeland, OT Gatersleben
12       Germany Bavarian Research Center for Agriculture Institute for Crop Science and Plant Breeding Wheat and Oat Breeding
13       Greece American Farm School, Thermi, Thessaloniki
14       Greece Hellenic Agricultural Organization - DEMETER, Institute of Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources (ELGO-Dimitra), Thessaloniki
15       Iceland Agricultural University of Iceland
16       Israel The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture
17       Italy Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria, Foggia
18       North Macedonia Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje
19     Portugal Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, I.P. (INIAV, I.P.), Banco Português de Germoplasma Vegetal, Braga
20       Portugal Instituto Nacional de Investigacao Agraria e Veterinaria (INIAV), Polo de Elvas
21       Portugal Departamento de Ciência Agronómicas Politécnico de Coimbra – Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra
22       Serbia Maize Research Institute Zemun Polje, Belgrade - Zemun Polje
23       Serbia Institute for Vegetable Crops, Smederevska Palanka
24       Slovakia National Agricultural and Food Centre, Piestany
25      Spain Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón, Zaragoza
26       Spain Misión Biológica de Galicia (Consejo Superior de Investitaciones Científicas), Pontevedra
27       Sweden Nordic Genetic Resource Center (NordGen)
28       Switzerland Agroscope, Nyon 1
29       Turkey Ankara University, Faculty of Agriculture, Ankara
30       Turkey Tarla Bitkileri Merkez Araştırma Enstitüsü, Yenimahalle,Ankara
31       Turkey Cukurova University
32       United Kingdom Germplasm Resources Unit, John Innes Centre, Norwich, Norwich NR4 7UH
33      United Kingdom University of Warwick, Warwick CV35 9EF
The EVA project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
for the period 2019-2022.