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 Centre of Estonian Rural Research and Knowledge (METK), Jõgeva
7       Finland Natural Resources Institute Finland, Helsinki
8       France INRAE GQÉ le Moulon, Gif sur Yvette
9      France Institut Agro Rennes-Angers, Angers Cedex 01
10     Germany Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Quedlinburg
11      Germany Leibniz-Institut für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung, Seeland, OT Gatersleben
12       Germany Bayerische Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft, Freising
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, Pontecagnano
18       Italy Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria, Foggia
19       Italy Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria, Piacenza
20       Italy Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria - Centro di Ricerca Cerealicoltura e Colture Industriali, Bergamo
21       Italy Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto di Bioscienze e BioRisorse, Portici
22       North Macedonia Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje
23     Portugal Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, I.P. (INIAV, I.P.), Banco Português de Germoplasma Vegetal, Braga
24       Portugal Instituto Nacional de Investigacao Agraria e Veterinaria (INIAV), Polo de Elvas
25       Portugal Departamento de Ciência Agronómicas Politécnico de Coimbra – Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra
26       Serbia Maize Research Institute Zemun Polje, Belgrade - Zemun Polje
27       Serbia Institute for Vegetable Crops, Smederevska Palanka
28       Slovakia National Agricultural and Food Centre, Piestany
29      Spain Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria de Aragón, Zaragoza
30       Spain Misión Biológica de Galicia (Consejo Superior de Investitaciones Científicas), Pontevedra
31       Türkiye Ankara University, Faculty of Agriculture, Ankara
32       Türkiye Tarla Bitkileri Merkez Araştırma Enstitüsü, Yenimahalle,Ankara
33       Türkiye Cukurova University
34       United Kingdom Germplasm Resources Unit, John Innes Centre, Norwich
35      United Kingdom University of Warwick, Warwick
The EVA project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food
and Agriculture for the period 2019-2024.