Collaboration partners

As NIVIP, we work closely with various partners such as phytosanitary inspection services, (inter)national laboratories, knowledge centers, the agricultural sector, and the ministries of LNV and VWS. We also closely collaborate with other departments of the NVWA. Below you will find an overview of some of our collaborative projects.

Horizon Europe / Horizon 2020 projects (European Commission)

With Horizon 2020, the European Commission (EC) and the Dutch government stimulated science and innovation in business and academia. The aim was to increase Europe's competitiveness. Horizon Europe has been the successor of Horizon 2020 since 2021. The program builds on the success of Horizon 2020 for the period from 2021 to 2027.

We have collaborated on the following Horizon 2020 projects:

    XF-ACTORS is a research project aimed at improving the prevention, early detection, and control of Xylella fastidiosa. For this purpose, a multidisciplinary research program has been established.
    VALITEST is a research project aimed at establishing smart monitoring mechanisms for effective monitoring and control of the introduction and spread of plant pests. This is part of the European Commission's farm-to-fork strategy.

We have investigated how High Throughput Sequencing (HTS) can be used as a reliable diagnostic test for plant health.

Dutch government projects

For the ministries of LNV and VWS we collaborate on the following projects:

Euphresco projects

Through Euphresco, owners and managers of European phytosanitary research programs exchange information on best practices and national priorities. We have participated in the following Euphresco projects:

In this project, we investigate whether harmful tropical species of root-knot nematodes can also survive in a Mediterranean and Atlantic environment. We also investigate whether climate change can bring about changes in this regard.

This project aims to increase knowledge about beech leaf disease in Europe.

NWO projects

We have participated in a research project funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NOW). This is:

  • Het One Health PACT
    This research project focuses on preparing the Netherlands for future outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases.


From our independent scientific basis, we support:

  • The prevention of the introduction of unwanted organisms and plants
  • The establishment of monitoring programs
  • The use of laboratories
  • International representation
  • Market access

We advise and signal in this regard, solicited and unsolicited, but always in close consultation with these partners. The knowledge that NIVIP provides forms the basis for being able to properly regulate supervision.