PRATIQUE (Enhancements of Pest Risk Analysis Techniques), a research project funded by the European Union under its 7th Framework Programme, took place from 2008 to 2011.
PRATIQUE addressed the major challenges for pest risk analysis (PRA) in Europe through three principal objectives:
- - to assemble the datasets required to construct effective PRAs valid for the whole of the EU,
- - to conduct multi-disciplinary research that enhances the techniques used in PRA,
- - to ensure that the PRA decision support scheme is fit for purpose, efficient and user-friendly.
The project covered a wide range of PRA-related activities. Among its many deliverables, it provided enhanced methods for:
- - the assessment of economic, environmental and social impacts,
- - summarizing risk using effective, harmonized, consistent techniques that take account of uncertainty,
- - mapping endangered areas,
- - pathway risk analysis and systems approaches,
- - guiding actions during emergencies caused by outbreaks of harmful pests.
All project deliverables can be accessed on this page. Papers describing some of the key project deliverables were published in the April 2012 edition of the EPPO bulletin (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/epp.2012.42.issue-1/issuetoc)
List of workpackages:
Appendices with species lists
A dataset of potential Asian pests of selected woody plants not yet introduced into Europe supplied as a table and accessed via hyperlinks in a project web page.