VIVALDI (Preventing and Mitigating Farmed Bivalve Diseases) is a European scientific project, financed in the framework of the EU Research and Development programme called Horizon 2020. It is carried out by a consortium of 21 partners, from 10 countries. It will last 4 years, till February 2020. VIVALDI’s overarching purpose is to increase the sustainability and competitiveness of the European shellfish industry. For this, it will aim at improving the understanding of the diseases and developing practical solutions to prevent, control and manage them. The main species to be studied will be: oysters, mussels, clams and scallops.
VIVALDI was awarded by the French ministry of research & innovation
The analysis of stakeholders' perception of shellfish diseases was a key objective of the VIVALDI project. A report was delivered in March 2019, following a long sociological analysis in 4 different European countries. The analysis was pushed a little further in France, where supplementary work was carried out.