The consortium intends to submit a proposal to the MSCA-ITN-2018-ETN call (deadline 17/01/2018). The consortium conducts basic and pre-clinical research in the field of virology. The planned action focuses on emerging, bat- and arthropode-borne pathogens belonging to the Flaviviridae, Bunyaviridae, Paramyxoviridae, Togaviridae and others. Many of the diseases rank among the most deadly viruses, pose a serious threat to human health and have a pandemic potential. Additionally, due to climate changes, arthropode-borne diseases are spreading beyond their geographical origin.