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Veterinary Programmes

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Control programmes: Programmes to obtain or maintain the prevalence of an animal disease or zoonosis below a sanitary acceptable level.
  3. 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 Documentpdf(78 KB) .

1. Approved veterinary programmes

2. Online templates for submission of veterinary programmes

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 documentpdf(513 KB) 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)

4. Useful information

5. Evaluation process and achieved results

The Commission has developed a dedicated set of technical indicatorspdf(572 KB) , 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.

Click to view the reportpdf(457 KB) and the technical details.pdf(3 MB)

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 criteriapdf(293 KB) used for unsatisfactory implementation of the programme.

Other reports available

6. Key financial figures 2005-2012