ANSES coordinates large-scale European programmes
The goal of the European partnership for the assessment of risks from chemicals (PARC), co-funded by the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for 2021–2027, “Horizon Europe”, is to design an assessment of the risks caused by new-generation chemicals to better protect health and the environment. PARC is coordinated by ANSES and has garnered unprecedented support, bringing together some 200 French and European players. PARC encompasses all aspects of chemical risk assessment, including improving the anticipation of emerging risks, better addressing combined risks, and supporting the effective implementation of new European public policy guidelines for the protection of health and the environment in response to major health and environmental challenges and in line with citizens’ expectations.
The main European projects in which ANSES is involved
Research projects receiving European funding and/or carried out with European partners promote ANSES’s expertise and enable ANSES scientists to maintain their skills and expertise at the highest level. This involvement therefore contributes to enhancing support for risk assessment and the reference activities of laboratories.
ANSES teams participate in many European projects, mainly funded by the EU’s Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020, and since 2021, Horizon Europe), as well as by other funding sources such as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), ERA-NETs, Joint Programming Initiatives (JPIs) or bilateral calls from the French National Research Agency (ANR). The tables below list the most recent projects.
|PARC||Partnership for the Assessment of Risks from Chemicals||2022 - 2029|
|BROILERNET||Practice and Science Broiler Production Innovation Network||2022 - 2026|
|HOLiFOOD||Holistic approach for tackling food systems risks in a changing global environment||2022 - 2026|
|SPIDVAC||Improved control of priority animal diseases: Novel vaccines and companion diagnostic tests for African horse sickness, peste des petits ruminants and foot-and-mouth disease||2022 - 2026|
|ISIDORe||Integrated Services for Infectious Diseases Outbreak Research||2022 - 2025|
|SAFFI||SAFe Foods for Infants in China and the EU||2020 - 2024|
|ATHLETE||Advancing Tools for Human Early Lifecourse Exposome Research and Translation||2020 - 2024|
|MOOD||MOnitoring Outbreak events for Disease surveillance in a data science context||2020 - 2023|
|EVA-GLOBAL||European virus archive goes Global||2020 - 2023|
|NETPOULSAFE||Networking European poultry actors for enhancing the compliance of biosecurity measures for a sustainable production||2020 - 2023|
|GOLIATH||Beating Goliath: Generation Of NoveL, Integrated and Internationally Harmonised Approaches for Testing Metabolism Disrupting Compounds||2019 - 2023|
|OBERON||An integrative strategy of testing systems for identification of EDs related to metabolic disorders||2019 - 2023|
|RiskGONE||Risk Governance of Nanotechnology||2019 - 2023|
|HERA||Integrating Environment and Health Research: a Vision for the EU||2019 - 2022|
|One Health EJP||Promoting One Health in Europe through joint actions on foodborne zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance and emerging microbiological hazards||2018 - 2023|
|PoshBee||Pan-european assessment, monitoring, and mitigation Of Stressors on the Health of BEEs||2018 - 2023|
|VIVALDI||Veterinary Validation of Point-of-Care Detection Instrument||2018 - 2022|
|EuroBioTox||European programme for the establishment of validated procedures for the detection and identification of biological toxins||2017 - 2023|
|HBM4EU||European Human Biomonitoring Initiative||2017 - 2022|
|VALITEST||Validation of diagnostic tests to support plant health||2018 - 2021|
|VetBioNet||Veterinary Biocontained facility Network for excellence in animal infectiology research and experimentation||2017 - 2022|
|PALE-Blu||Understanding pathogen, livestock, environment interactions involving bluetongue virus||2017 - 2021|
|MET-PEST||Multi-approach determination of metal based pesticides in food||2017 - 2019|
|PRO-METROFOOD||Progressing towards the construction of METROFOOD-RI||janv. - déc. 2017|
|ZIKAlliance||A global alliance for Zika virus control and prevention||2016 - 2019|
|EuroMix||EuroMix||2015 - 2019|
|POnTE||Pest Organisms Threatening Europe||2015 - 2019|
|SUSFANS||Metrics, Models and Foresight for European Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security||2015 - 2019|
|COMPARE||COllaborative Management Platform for detection and Analyses of (Re-)emerging and foodborne outbreaks in Europe||2014 - 2019|
|Blue-Med||A novel integrated approach to monitor and control Bluetongue spread in the Mediterranean Basin||2018 - 2022||PRIMA|
|Eurocigua2||An integrated approach to characterise the human health risks of ciguatoxins in fish in Europe||2022 - 2025||EFSA|
|Cooperation with EFSA in the area of Cumulative Risk Assessment (CRA) from dietary exposure to pesticides||2022 - 2026||EFSA|
|Creation of Open Access EU Food Composition Database (EU FCDB) and European Environmental Footprint of Food Database (EFF database)||2022 - 2025||EFSA|
|Data collection, update and further development of biologically-based models for humans and animal species to support transparency in food and feed safety (TK TD 2)||2020-2023||EFSA|
|ASFVInt||Decoding a virus Achilles heel: the African swine fever virus interactome||2021 - 2024||ERA-NET: ICRAD|
|FOREWARN||Development of a smart forewarning system to assess the occurrence, fate and behaviour of contaminants and pathogens in waters||2021 - 2024||JPIs OCEAN, WATER, AMR|
|Entrusting new preparatory tasks falling within the mission of the EFSA Pesticides Peer Review and Pesticides Residues and Application Desk units (Framework partnership agreement and its specific requests)||2021-2025||EFSA|
|"Entrusting support tasks in the area of Plant health (Framework partnership agreement and its specific requests)|
Lot 1 - Horizon scanning by media and literature monitoring for the early identification of new or emerging plant pest risks
Lot 2 - Plant pest surveillance"
|FMDV_PersIstOmics||From proteogenomic host response signatures of persistent foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) infection to diagnostic markers and therapeutic intervention||2021 - 2024||ERA-NET: ICRAD|
|Identifying in vitro toxicity testing approaches for novel proteins in the context of food and feed risk assessment||2022 - 2024||EFSA|
|LAGMED||Improvement of preventing actions to emerging LAGoviruses in the MEDiterranean basin: evelopement and optimization of methodologies for pathogen detection and control||2018 - 2022||PRIMA|
|ArtiSaneFood||Innovative Bio-interventions and Risk Modelling Approaches for Ensuring Microbial Safety and Quality of Mediterranean Artisanal Fermented Foods||2019 - 2023||PRIMA|
|NAMS4NANO||Integration of New Approach Methodologies results in chemical risk||2022 - 2026||EFSA|
|ENVIRE||Interventions to control the dynamics of antimicrobial resistance from chickens through the environment||2022 - 2025||JPI AMR|
|ICONIC||Ionophore coccidiostats: risk of CO-selectioN of antImicrobial resistance - Clinical impact and intervention strategies||2022 - 2025||JPI AMR|
|Best-ReMaP||Joint Action on Implementation of Validated Best Practices in Nutrition||2020 - 2023||3rd EU Health Programme|
|Joint Action on quality of medicines and implementation of the pharmaceutical legislation/strategy||2022 - 2025||EU4Health|
|JATC 2||Joint Action on Strengthening cooperation between interested Member States and the ommission in the area of tobacco control||2021 - 2024||3rd EU Health Programme|
|MUSECoV||Multi-scale Eco-evolution of Coronaviruses: from surveillance toward emergence prediction||2021 - 2024||ERA-NET: ICRAD|
|NEOVACC||Novel strategies to enhance vaccine immunity in neonatal livestock||2021 - 2024||ERA-NET: ICRAD|
|SulTAn||Optimized dosing regimens for the combinations of sulfonamides and trimethoprim in veterinary medicine||2023 - 2026||JPI AMR|
|RASCS||Partnering Grant RISK ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES for CONTAMINANTS in SEAFOOD||2021 - 2023||EFSA|
|Pathogens in Food Database||2022 - 2026||EFSA|
|PERIMAR||PEsticide RIsk AssessMent for Amphibians and Reptiles||2019 - 2023||COST|
|PREPMedVet||Préparation et intervention d'urgence lors d'émergences de pathogènes d’intérêt médical et/ou vétérinaire – PREPMedVet||2019 - 2023||ANR: French-German call|
|AGRITOX||Prevention and mitigation of the mycotoxin contamination of food and feed caused by climate change||2019 - 2022||Interreg Atlantic area|
|ECHINO-SAFE-MED||Project: New sustainable tools and innovative actions to control cystic ECHINOcoccosis in sheep farms in the MEDiterranean area: improvement of diagnosis and SAFEty in response to climatic changes||2021 - 2024||PRIMA|
|Provision of support to EFSA and to ECDC in the production of the EU One Health Zoonoses report and in related zoonoses online interactive data visualisation dashboards and zoonoses story maps||2021 - 2025||EFSA|
|Reduce Risk Assessment Uncertainty: Suitability of Mediterranean Citrus Production Areas for Phyllosticta Citricarpa||2019 - 2022||EFSA|
|InnoTub||Réseau transpyrénéen de recherche et développement d'outils innovants pour le contrôle de la tuberculose animale||2019 - 2022||Interreg POCTEFA|
|COST RIBMINS||Risk-based meat inspection and integrated meat safety assurance||2019 - 2023||COST|
|Selection of hosting sites and fellows for EFSA’s European Food Risk Assessment Fellowship (EU-FORA) Programme: Pesticides Risk Assessment: Consumer Safety||2022 - 2023||EFSA|
|VET-FRAM||French Veterinary Antimicrobial Drugs Sales and Use Monitoring||2022 - 2028||Single Market Programme|
|TENTACLES||TEmperature-responsive Nanogels for TArgeted delivery of miCroRNAs in wound heaLing and tissue rEgeneration applicationS||2020 - 2022||ERA-NET: Euronanomed 3|
|Thematic Grant: Preparedness for future challenges in specific areas of EFSA's work - Lot 1: Gastro-intestinal tract microbiomes (human and domestic animal)||2021 - 2023||EFSA|
|TKplate 2.0: An Open source platform integrating physiologically-based kinetic and physiologically-based kinetic-dynamic models and machine learning models for risk assessment of single and multiple chemicals and biological stressors in animal species||2022 - 2025||EFSA|
|PIGIE||Understanding the dynamics and evolution of swine influenza viruses in Europe: relevance for improved intervention and sustainable pig production||2021 - 2024||ERA-NET: ICRAD|
|United4Surveillance||Union and National Capacity Building 4 IntegraTED Surveillance||2022 - 2025||EU4Health|
|ENETWILD||Wildlife: collecting and sharing data on wildlife populations, transmitting animal disease agents||2016 - 2022||EFSA|
Assessment of ANSES’s participation in “Horizon 2020”
Following the announcement of the results of the most recent calls for projects under the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for 2014–2020, known as “Horizon 2020”, ANSES decided to evaluate the participation of its teams in projects funded under this programme.
ANSES teams from the laboratories as well as from the risk and regulated product assessment departments showed great motivation by consistently submitting around 10 to 15 proposals each year. At 28% of successful proposals out of the eligible submissions, ANSES’s success rate is almost double that of France for the Horizon 2020 programme as a whole. The projects funded under Horizon 2020 are collaborative projects carried out by ANSES teams with leading research organisations in the field, such as INSERM and INRAE in France, RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Netherlands), WUR (Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands) or DTU (Danish Technical University) in Europe.
Access the full report on ANSES’s participation in “Horizon 2020” (PDF) (in French).
Completed projects coordinated by ANSES
Since 2004, ANSES teams have become recognised as the “go-to” coordinators of European projects on priority topics. ANSES staff has expertise in leading European consortiums, particularly in the context of large-scale European funding programmes such as the EU’s Framework Programmes for Research and Innovation and the EU’s health programmes. Some of these projects have continued as active networks at European level, resulting in the implementation of several initiatives on the topics addressed.
Valitest project: robust methods for detecting pests
- JANPA: A European joint action to halt the rise of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents.
- TDS-Exposure: A European project to harmonise the monitoring of dietary exposure to chemical contaminants.
- NANOGENOTOX: A European project to develop a method for detecting the genotoxic potential of nanomaterials. Access all Nanogenotox project documents.
- ERA-ENVHEALTH: A unique network for environmental health research in Europe.
- MED-VET-NET: A network of excellence that aims to pool expertise in veterinary science, public health and food research at European level in order to strengthen the prevention and control of zoonoses, including those transmitted by food. See also the MED-VET-NET association.