Co-funded by
the European Union

Scientific community

Related projects


EVOTAR ("Evolution and Transfer of Antibiotic Resistance") has the overall purpose to increase the collective understanding of the evolution and spread of antibiotic resistance in human pathogens.


The R-GNOSIS project aims at identifying the most effective measures for controlling selection and transmission of Multi-Drug Resistant Gram-negative Bacteria (MDR-GNB) and their genes, the most effective measures to reduce infections caused by MDR-GNB in relevant patient populations in the community and healthcare settings, optimizing treatment and prophylaxis strategies to avoid the detrimental consequences of these bacteria on patient outcome and investigating the critical molecular aspects for persistence and transfer of resistance genes in the human gut.


RISKSUR (Risk based animal health surveillance systems) aims to develop and validate conceptual and decision support frameworks and associated tools for designing efficient risk-based animal health surveillance systems. RISKSUR will develop tools and frameworks targeted at the following surveillance objectives associated with livestock diseases.


The MOLSIG project (Molecular signature of antibiotic resistance in pigs as a potential source of antibiotic resistance for humans) aims to define the molecular signature of antibiotic resistance genes and bacteria present in pig caecal content from different farms correlating it with different farming practices and regions in the UK. It's coordinated by the AHVLA.

Other organisations


The European Centre of Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) was established in 2005. It is an EU agency with aim to strengthen  Europe's defences against infectious diseases. It is seated in Stockholm, Sweden.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

EFSA Europa is the keystone of European Union risk assessment regarding food and feed safety. In close collaboration with national authorities and in open consultation with its stakeholders, EFSA provides independent scientific advice and clear communication on existing and emerging risks. EFSA is an independent European agency funded by the EU budget that operates separately from the European Commission, European Parliament and EU Member States.


The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and World Health Organization (WHO).


The Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA) is a leading global non-governmental organization fighting to preserve the effectiveness of antimicrobial drugs.


The European Surveillance of Veterinary Antimicrobial Consumption (ESVAC) project collects information on how antimicrobial medicines are used in animals across the European Union. This type of information is essential to identify possible risk factors that could lead to the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance in animals.


The Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) is an umbrella organisation of veterinary organisations from 38 European countries.


Austria The Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES)
Belgium Federal Food Chain Security Agency (FAVV-ASFCA)
  Institute of Public Health
  Scientific Institute of Public Health (ISP)
  Veterinary and Agrochemical research center (CODA-CERVA)
Bulgaria Bulgarian Food Safety Agency
Czech Republic Czech Agriculture and Food Inspection Authority (SZPI)
Denmark Danish Veterinary and Food Administration
  National Instiute of Public Health
  Statens Serum Institute
  Danish Health and Medicines Authority
  Consumer Council
France Institut de Veille Sanitaire (Inves)
  Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l`alimentation, de l`environnement et du travail (ANSES)
Germany Robert Koch Institut (RKI)
  Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
Ireland Health Protection Surveillance Center (HPSC)
  Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)
Netherlands Dutch working party on antibiotic policy
  Dutch Federation of Agriculture and Horticulture
  Dutch meat association
  Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (VWA)
  Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality
  Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport
  National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
  Netherlands Society for Microbiology
Poland Minister of Health
  Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development
Portugal Direcao Geral de Saude
  Autoridade de Seguranca Alimentar e Economica
  Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge
Spain  Institute of Public Health Carlos III (ISCII)
  Spanish Food Safety Agency (AESAN)
  Minister of Farming, Lifestock and Enviroment
  Spanish Medicine and health products Agency
  Spanish Veterinary Association
Switzerland Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office
United Kingdom British Retail Consortium
  British Veterinary Association
  Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
  Department of Health
  Health Protection Agency (HPA)
  Infectious disease research network
  National electronic library of infection
  National Farmers` Union
  Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  The Food and Environmental Research Agency (FERA/UK)
  The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders
  The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA)
USA Alliance for the prudent use of antibiotics
INTERNATIONAL European Food Safety Authority
  Center of expertise on Antimicrobial Consumption and Resistance in Animals (AMCRA):
  European Antimicrobial resistant surveillance system
  European Medicines Agency
  European Platform for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Animals (EPRUMA)
  European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  International Veterinary Information Service (IVIS)
  The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
  World health organization regional office for Europe
  International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICMSF)
  Society for applied Microbiology (SFAM)