Work Packages and Deliverables

WP1 Project Management

University of Thessaly (UTH)


Ensure the smooth running of the project including communication between the consortium and the EC, so that all knowledge is created, managed and disseminated in a coordinated and coherent manner and that all management activities, financial and legal aspects and other issues are managed to a high standard and according to the GA and CA terms. Support the Technical Manager, Innovation & Exploitation Manager, Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator and Advisory Board and facilitate stakeholder engagement both as partners and consultants throughout the project implementation.

WP2 Extension of the biological knowledge of the target FF species

University of Thessaly (UTH)

  • Generate a new set of biological data to feed modelling procedures focusing on wild populations of target FF pests;
  • Fill major knowledge gaps of key aspects of the biology of the target FF pests.
WP3 Development and enhancement of tools and methods for FF prevention

Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA)


To enhance FF prevention toolbox through the development of novel tools and methods for rapid and reliable interception of infested fruit, early detection of FF incursions, identification of the intercepted/detected specimens and origin tracing.

WP4 Development and enhancement of tools and methods for FF prevention and OFF- and early-Season management



To broaden FF management toolbox through the development of tools and approaches for OFF-Season control of Cc.

WP5 Μethods & strategies for prevention of FF establishment and range expansion in Europe

Cervantes Agritech

Assistant Lead:


  • To develop and test a novel decision-support system (DSS) to assist NPPOs to more efficiently and effectively survey for FF, and in the event of an incursion, to predict the population dynamics of the FF under different incursion management scenarios.
  • To develop and validate novel Spatio-temporal optimization strategies for early detection systems of FF incursions.
WP6 Enhancement of methods & strategies for OFF- & ON-Season FF management


Assistant Lead:


  • To develop a decision-support modelling system for in-silico design of site-optimised precision IPM for Cc management in heterogeneous landscapes;
  • To develop and on-farm validate novel OFF- & ON-Season precision IPM strategies for Cc management.
WP7 Sustainability – development of infrastructure and establishment of business based innovative services for decision-support in FF prevention and management


  • To convert project-developed tools, methods and strategies into viable expert FF-management services.
  • To build a foundation for providing advanced FF-management services (lasting beyond the project lifetime) to the relevant end-users.
  • To develop an extensible technical platform to deliver DSS-based advisory services to enhance European biosecurity capacity in FF prevention.
  • To establish exploitation channels by developing business plans for an exploitable project outcome.
WP8 Communication and Dissemination
Lead Partner:


  • To widely disseminate the project results at regional, national, European and international level;
  • To ensure communication of the research results and services generated as wide as possible.
WP9 Ethics Requirements


  • Compliance with the ethics requirements set out for the project;
  • Procedures and criteria for identifying/recruiting research participants, Informed Consent Procedures;
  • Information Sheets, Data Protection Regulations, DPO, Security measures for personal data protection;
  • Ethics Issues regarding materials imported/exported from the EU;
  • Environmental Protection and Safety.

Project Timeline

## Deliverable title WP Lead partner
D.1.1 Data Management Plan and Support Pack WP1 UTH
D.1.2 Interim Technical Report on the R&D activities WP1 RMCA
D.1.3 Final Report on the R&D activities WP1 RMCA
D.1.4 Report on accomplished innovations, PRA arrangements and protection, and implementation WP1 UTH
D.2.1 Report on gaps in biological knowledge and priority experimental list (workshop minutes) WP2 InSilico-IPM
D.2.2 Report of the host status of fruitlets of apple, peach and citrus species for Cc WP2 UTH
D.2.3 Detailed biological data (response to environmental stress of 3 FF) uploaded in a web database WP2 SU
D.2.4 Report on the seasonal patterns of the genetic affinity of Cc populations in all six pilot sites WP2 UTH
D.2.5 Report on the overwintering dynamics of Cc in Austria WP2 AGES
D.2.6 Report on the effects of benign and stressful conditions on adult dispersal patterns of the 3 FF WP2 ARO
D.2.7 Report on the relationship between founding populations detection and establishment rates WP2 SU
D.3.1 Improved and tested Delta and McPhail e-Traps and image analysis software WP3 UNIMOL
D.3.2 Report on key diagnostic components of FF infested fruit volatiles WP3 BPI
D.3.3 Mobile application for morphological identification of larvae and adults of target species WP3 SU
D.3.4 DNA sequences uploaded in GENBANK and BOLD WP3 RMCA
D.3.5 Manual for multi-step work flow and decision protocol available to NPPO’s WP3 RMCA
D.3.6 Validated e-Nose prototype and application protocol for detection of FF infested fruit WP3 PCA
D.4.1 Technical documentation for application of nematodes as FF OFF-Season-IPM tool made available for WP6 WP4 BPI
D.4.2 Technical documentation for application of predator based biocontrol as FF OFF-Season-IPM tool available for WP6 WP4 UJI
D.4.3 Technical documentation for application of entomopathogenic fungi FF OFF-Season-IPM tool made available for WP6 WP4 E-nema
D.4.4 Technical documentation for application of lure and kill as FF OFF-Season-IPM tool completed and available for WP6 WP4 ANECOOP
D.4.5 Reports on the compatibility of the different OFFSeason IPM tools WP4 CIRAD
D.5.1 Report on the actors’/stakeholders’ needs, priorities and recommendations for development of the improved alert and early warning detection systems WP5 UTH
D.5.2 Prototype of the DS-Alert System developed WP5 ARO
D.5.3 Prototype for optimizing early detection system developed WP5 CORVUS
D.5.4 DS-Alert System validated and installed on FF platform WP5 UTH
D.5.5 Early detection system, in field validated and installed on the platform WP5 UTH
D.5.6 Strategic guidelines for application of DS-Alert and optimed early warning system WP5 BPI
D.6.1 Report from the introductory stakeholder meeting(s) WP5 UNISPLIT
D.6.2 Draft documentation of prototype Virtual-Farm DSS tool WP6 UTH
D.6.3 Description of Pilot Sites, in-silico generated IPM scenarios, and stakeholder recommendations WP6 inSilico-IPM
D.6.4 Report on performance of the project-developed IPM technology WP6 UJI
D.6.5 Strategic guidelines for design of locally-optimised OFF- & ON-Season IPM, with illustrative implementation scenarios and projections of their medium- & longer-term socio-economic and environmental impacts WP6 ISCTE
D.7.1 Initial version of the FF Management Platform functional WP7 UTH
D.7.2 FF Management Platform fully functional and available to stakeholders WP7 UTH
D.7.3 Generic Exploitation plan WP7 CIRAD
D.7.4 Service prospectus and business plan for Virtual Farm WP7 In-Silico IPM
D.7.5 Service prospectus and business plan for Pest Risk Alert WP7 RMCA
D.7.6 Business and marketing plan for novel interception, detection and IPM tools WP7 CIRAD
D.8.1 Strategic communication and dissemination plan WP8 RNDO
D.8.2 FF-IPM Newsletters WP8 RNDO
D.8.3 Database for the dissemination of FF-IPM research accomplishments WP8 RNDO
D.8.4 FF-IPM promotional video WP8 RNDO
D.8.5 Layman report WP8 RNDO
D.8.6 Development of training modules WP8 RNDO
D.8.7 List of dissemination and communication events including the number of participants and documents distributed WP8 RNDO
D.8.8 Recommendations to policy makers on advantages and feasibility of the new FF management paradigm WP8 AGES
D.9.1 H - Requirement no.1 WP9 UTH
D.9.2 POPD - Requirement no.2 WP9 UTH
D.9.3 NEC - Requirement no.3 WP9 UTH
D.9.4 EPQ - Requirement no.4 WP9 UTH