Research project

EFSA-HRP-2 "Commodity risk assessment for High Risk Plants" - SPECIFIC AGREEMENT No 2 implementing FRAMEWORK PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT GP/EFSA/ALPHA/2019/01 - Lot 1 for taxa traded mostly as plants for planting in fruit or vegetable production (DBA.AD001.466)

Thematic area

Biology, agriculture and food sciences

Project area

Intensificazione sostenibile delle produzioni agroalimentari e forestali (DBA.AD001)

Structure responsible for the research project

Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection (IPSP)

Project manager

Phone number: 0805443071


The tasks to be carried out under this project consist on the development, in close collaboration with EFSA, of draft opinions on commodity risk assessments and/or pest categorizations.


The activities will include:
1. Compiling, preparing and revising pest-lists for the regulated genera in Lot 1. In particular the organization will focus at first on Prunus spp. or other genera and species prioritized.
2. Assessment of geographical distribution of pests of the compiled pest-lists
3. Pre-drafting of pest-sheets
4. Pre-drafting of two pest categorizations (for either a virus, an insect or a fungus)
5. Any other activity related to the assessment of High Risk Plant dossiers under evaluation by EFSA

Start date of activity



Pest risk assessment, plant protection, plant disease

Last update: 03/12/2023