According to Regulation (EU) No 652/2014 , grants may be awarded to annual or multiannual national programmes for the eradication, control and surveillance of a list of animal diseases and zoonoses (listed in Annex II of Regulation (EU) No 652/2014), taking into account the:
- the threat posed to human health (zoonoses)
- the impact of animal diseases on livestock production or trade; or
- scientific or epidemiological developments.
There are 3 types of veterinary programmes, co-funded under this Regulation:
- Eradication programmes: Programmes to result in biological extinction of an animal disease or zoonosis. The final target of an eradication programme shall be to obtain the free or officially free-status of the territory according to Union legislation, where such possibility exists.
- Control programmes: Programmes to obtain or maintain the prevalence of an animal disease or zoonosis below a sanitary acceptable level.
- Surveillance programmes: Programmes referring to activities to collect and record data on specific diseases in defined populations over a period of time, in order to assess the epidemiological evolution of the diseases and the ability to take targeted measures for control and eradication.
This Regulation replaces Council Decision 2009/470/EC on expenditure in the veterinary field.
The transition to the new regulation is done according to the procedures elaborated by the Commission on the eradication of animal diseases. More information is available in the Commission Working Document .
1. Approved veterinary programmes
- View Member States programmes
View Financing Decisions
- 2016-7 EC Decision 2015/3609
- 2015 EC Decision 2014/7437
- 2014 EC Decision 2013/722 amended by Decision 2014/925/EU and by Decision 2015/2291/EU
- 2013 EC Decision 2012/761 amended by Decision 2013/766/EU and by Decision 2013/403/EU
- 2012 EC Decision 2011/807 amended by Decision 2012/147/EU and by Decision 2012/785/EU
- 2011 EC Decision 2010/712 amended by Decision 2011/862/EU
- 2010 EC Decision 2009/883 amended by Decision 2010/732/EU
- 2009 EC Decision 2008/897 amended by Decision 2009/858/EC
- Commission Implementing Decision 2444/2015 of 17 December 2015 laying down standard requirements for the submission by Member States of national programmes for the eradication, control and surveillance of animal diseases and zoonoses for Union financing and repealing Decision 2008/425/EC
- Commission Implementing Decision 3609/2015 on the adoption of the financing decision for the years 2016 and 2017 for the implementation of veterinary programmes for animal diseases and zoonoses
- Commission Implementing Decision 3024/2015 on the adoption of the multiannual work programme 2016-2017 for the implementation of veterinary programmes for animal diseases and zoonoses.
- Guidelines for the Union co-funded programmes of eradication, control and surveillance of animal diseases and zoonoses for the years 2016-2017
- Outcome of evaluation procedure of eradication, control and surveillance programmes submitted by Member States for Union financial contribution for 2016 and following years: final list of the programmes technically approved and final amount allocated to each programme
Guidelines for the Union co-funded programmes of eradication, control and surveillance of animal diseases and zoonoses for the years 2015-2017
These guidelines were prepared to provide the Member States with information and guidelines on the Union co-funded programmes for the eradication, control and surveillance of animal diseases and zoonoses for the years 2015 to 2017. It contains details on the legal basis, the budget line, the priorities, the objectives pursued, the expected results, a description of the activities to be funded, the eligibility and award criteria, an indicative timetable with an indicative amount of the grants awarded, the maximum possible rate of co-financing of the eligible costs and the eligible costs per disease.
- Financing decision
- Outcome of evaluation procedure of eradication, control and surveillance programmes submitted by Member States for 2015 Union financial contribution
- Guidelines for the Union co-funded programmes of eradication, control and surveillance of animal diseases and zoonoses for the years 2015-2017
2. Online templates for submission of veterinary programmes
Member States wishing to receive a Union financial contribution for national programmes for eradication, control and surveillance of animal diseases and zoonoses shall submit an online application.
The programmes shall be submitted by 31 May each year at the latest (Art. 12 of Regulation (EU) No 652/2014). If legal deadline is missed, the programmes could not be approved for a Union financial contribution.
Please find here the User information document aiming to facilitate the work of filling-in and submitting the programmes, by using the template documents for each specific disease.
Please find below the list of template documents for each specific disease (PDF format), developed for the submission of the veterinary programmes that will be implemented from 2016 onwards *:
* Please note that the pdf templates for the submission of the 2017 programmes by the Member States will be available here as from 26/04/2016
- Annex I.a: Programme for Rabies eradication
- Annex I.b: Programme for the eradication of bovine tuberculosis, bovine brucellosis, or sheep and goat brucellosis
- Annex I.c: Programme for the control and eradication of classical swine fever or African Swine Fever)
- Annex I.d: Programme for the control and eradication of bluetongue
- Annex II: Control programme – Reduction of prevalence of Salmonella serotypes in certain poultry populations
- Annex III: Programme for the control and eradication of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
- Annex IV: Programme for the surveillance of Avian Influenza in poultry and wild birds
3. Online templates for reporting
Member States wishing to receive a Union financial contribution for the implementation of their national programmes for eradication, control and surveillance of animal diseases and zoonoses shall submit reports of results of the implementation of national programmes, as follows:
A. The final annual technical and financial report, by 30 April each year at the latest (Art. 14 of Regulation (EU) No 652/2014).
Please find here the template document for the submission of the annual reports on the implementation of the 2015 veterinary programmes.
The attached document is published here to inform the Member States of the content of the document which shall be used to submit the annual reports and the payment applications for the following diseases: African swine fever, avian influenza, bluetongue, bovine brucellosis, sheep and goat brucellosis, classical swine fever, rabies, Salmonella infection of certain poultry populations, bovine tuberculosis and transmissible spongiform encephalopathies. The actual document to be filled in and submitted online is provided to the Member States by email with a specific password intended to protect and identify the data transmitted.
B. The financial intermediate report, by 31 August each year (Art. 14 of Regulation (EU) No 652/2014)
Please find here the template document, for the submission of intermediate financial report.
4. Useful information
- 4.1. Flowchart procedures for veterinary programmes
- 4.2. Guidelines for Member States for EU funding of veterinary programmes - Please note: that the guidelines will be update by middle of June 2016
- 4.3. Guidance documents for specific veterinary programmes
- 4.4. Commission Decision C(2014) 1035 final authorising the use of unit costs under the annual and multiannual programmes for the eradication, control and surveillance of animal diseases and zoonoses
4.5. Evaluation sheets for specific diseases, used by the Commission and his experts for the preliminary assessment of the veterinary programmes submitted (annually or multiannually) by Member States for technical approval and EU financial contribution:
- Assessment sheet Avian influenza
- Assessment sheet bluetongue
- Assessment sheet bovine brucellosis
- Assessment sheet ovine and caprine brucellosis
- Assessment sheet bovine tuberculosis
- Assessment sheet TSEs
- Assessment sheet classical swine fever and African swine fever
- Assessment sheet Salmonellosis – breeders
- Assessment sheet Salmonellosis – layers
- Assessment sheet Salmonellosis – broilers
- Assessment sheet Salmonellosis – breeding turkeys
- Assessment sheet Salmonellosis – fattening turkeys
- 4.6. The task force on the eradication of animal diseases (created in 2000) monitors disease eradication in EU countries to improve the cost-benefit ratio of eradication programmes co-funded by the EU. Members are EU countries and Commission representatives. It meets annually in Brussels, chaired by the Commission.
- Report of the Plenary Task Force 2016
- Report of the Plenary Task Force 2015
- Report of the Plenary Task Force 2014
- Report of the Plenary Task Force 2013
- Report of the Plenary Task Force 2012
- Report of the Plenary Task Force 2011
- Report of the Plenary Task Force 2010
Subgroups give tailored technical assistance to EU countries for some diseases:
Bovine tuberculosis subgroup
- Report - Ireland, March 2014
- Report - Spain, October 2012
- Report - The United Kingdom, March 2012
- Report - Dublin, Ireland, November 2011
- Report - Zagreb, Croatia, July 2011
- Report - Brescia, Italy, June 2010
- Report - Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal, April 2010
- Working Document on Eradication of Bovine Tuberculosis in the EU accepted by the Bovine tuberculosis subgroup of the Task Force on monitoring animal disease eradication (SANCO/10067/2013)
Brucellosis subgroup (“Bovine” and “Sheep and Goats”)
- Report – Split, Coratia, 17-18 June 2015
- Report - Vila Real, Portugal, 15-16 May 2014
- Report - Skopje, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 14-15 May 2013
- Working Document on Eradication of Bovine, Sheep and Goats Brucellosis in the EU accepted by the “Bovine” and “Sheep and Goats” Brucellosis subgroups of the Task Force on monitoring animal disease eradication (SANCO/6095/2009)
- Report - Halkidiki, Greece, 14-15 June 2012
- Report - Belfast, Northern Ireland, December 2011
- Report - Santander, Spain, October 2010
- Report - Valladolid, Spain, June 2009
Classical swine fever subgroup
5. Evaluation process and achieved results
The Commission has developed a dedicated set of technical indicators , with regard to activities and progress of the co-funded programmes.
The achievement of proposed results has been summarised in a Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and to the Council on the outcome of the EU co-financed programmes for the eradication, control and monitoring of animal diseases and zoonosis over the period of 2005-2011, adopted on 5 March 2014.
In case of unsatisfactory implementation of programmes co-financed, the Commission may decide to reduce the financial contribution, by having regard to the nature and gravity of the infringement, and to the financial loss for the programme. Click to view the principles and criteria used for unsatisfactory implementation of the programme.
Other reports available
- The summary report on the outcome of the EU co-financed animal disease eradication and monitoring programmes (period 2007-2011) and the updated version (until 2013)
- Report on the outcome of the EU co-financed animal disease eradication and monitoring programmes in the MS and the EU as a whole (period 2005-2009)