The EFFORT consortium is made up of 20 partners from 10 different European countries (see partner map): Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Switzerland. The WPs are led by key European experts with extensive research experience in the field of antimicrobial use and resistance in the specific fields of veterinary medicine and agricultural sciences. They are well qualified and have published an abundance of articles about the micro- and macro-epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance and related issue in peer reviewed journals. The participants have been and currently are heavily involved in European and global political and scientific initiatives aiming at surveillance and control of antimicrobial resistance based on ecological and epidemiological scientific knowledge.
In addition to the project partners, an external advisory board has been appointed to provide an outside expert view on the project. Other external participants include local veterinaries (needed in some cases for sampling activities and data collection) and, of course, volounteer farmers.