Epizone - One Health Commission





For Better Control of Animal Diseases




EPIZONE is the Network of Excellence for Epizootic Disease Diagnosis and

Control and intends to function as a platform and provide a think-tank of highly

qualified scientists that develop new strategies and tools to face new challenges

in the future. EPIZONE covers all fields of interest concerning epizootic

diseases of poultry, swine, fishes, sheep, cattle, horses, and wildlife. As a

virtual institute the activities are organized in three horizontal integration

themes (Virtual Institute, Strategic Integration, and Spreading Excellence) and

four vertical scientific integration themes (Diagnostics, Intervention Strategies,

Surveillance and Epidemiology, and Risk Assessment). EPIZONE brings

scientists together and improves understanding in local situations concerning

animal related food production in the various member states.




EPIZONE aims to develop a network of scientists to improve research on

preparedness, prevention, detection, and control of epizootic diseases within

Europe and therefore reduce the economic and social impact of future disease

outbreaks through increased excellence by collaboration.


Scope International


Primary Funders


The European Union (EU) – the EU's Sixth Research Framework Program.


Participants & Key Collaborators


EPIZONE includes 19 partners: 17 institutes of veterinary science, health and

agronomy (14 institutes from all over Europe, two institutes in China and one

institute in Turkey), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and one

Small and Medium Enterprise, Digital Value, for developing the website.


Definition of One Health




Monitoring & Evaluation Strategy


Epizone tracks the progress of each theme by identified work packages.

Information on the progress of the work packages for the four vertical scientific

integration themes is available online.


Sources of Information


Epizone Website: http://www.epizone-eu.net/epizone.aspx

Contact Petra van der Laag

Communication and Project






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