Welcome to the CAPRA Network

On this website access to the CAPRA software, to datasets and to PRATIQUE deliverables is provided.

Computer software CAPRA

On this page you can download the computer programme CAPRA. This computer software has been developed by the EPPO Secretariat in the framework of the European Union 7th framework program protect PRATIQUE (Grant agreement No 212 459) and with the support of the EPPO Panels. This software aims to assist pest risk analysts in running the EPPO decision-support scheme for Pest Risk Analysis (EPPO Standard PM 5/3(5) Decision-support scheme for quarantine pests), and other decision-support schemes. Go to downloads page

Datasets for PRA

The lack of data is a major challenge in pest risk analysis (PRA) worldwide. In order to identify appropriate sources of information, several projects have been launched with the objective of assembling datasets that contain information useful for pest risk analysts. Datasets resulting from two projects can be consulted there. Go to datasets page


PRATIQUE deliverables

On this page you will be able to access the different document reports prepared during the PRATIQUE project. The documents provide in particular background information on the changes made to the EPPO decision support scheme for PRA but also suggestions for future improvements. Go to deliverables page


The PRATIQUE project (Grant Agreement No.212459) is supported by the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development: It addresses Topic KBBE-2007-1-2-03 entitled: "Development of more efficient risk analysis techniques for pests and pathogens of phytosanitary concern" in area 2.1: "Sustainable production and management of biological resources from land, forest and aquatic environments"