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12 November, 2015 - The Welfare of Dogs and Cats Involved in Commercial Practices

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Food safety audits - Making best use of a valuable resource

23-24 February, 2016 - Meeting on Animal Welfare with stakeholders and Member States

23 February 2016: Stakeholders' meeting on animal welfare
24 February 2016: Meeting with Member States on animal welfare

The European Commission Directorate General for Health and Food Safety organized meetings in February to see how best to improve the dialogue with stakeholders.

The meetings were aimed at the authorities of Member States, international organizations, scientists, industry, stakeholders and NGOs.

Agenda and Presentations

  1. Agenda of the Stakeholders' meeting on animal welfare on 23 February 2016

    Presentations
    Animal Welfare Strategy 2012-2015: state of playpdf(293 KB) Choose translations of the previous link English (en) - Denis Simonin, Animal welfare sector, Commission Directorate General for Health and Food Safety
    Situation in the Member States – lessons learned from DG SANTE audits: sharing best practices and analysispdf(2 MB) Choose translations of the previous link English (en) - Ana Ramirez Vela, Health and food audits and analysis unit, Commission Directorate General for Health and Food Safety

  2. Agenda of the Meeting with Member States on animal welfare on 24 February 2016

    Presentations
    Animal Welfare Strategy 2012-2015: state of playpdf(293 KB) Choose translations of the previous link English (en) - Denis Simonin, Animal welfare sector, Commission Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (file called AW Strategy 2012-2015…)
    Situation in the Member States – lessons learned from DG SANTE audits: sharing best practices and analysispdf(2 MB) Choose translations of the previous link English (en) Desmond Maguire, Health and Food Audits and Analysis Unit, Commission Directorate General for Health and Food Safety
    Achievements of the Network of National Contact Points for animal welfare during transportpdf(887 KB) Choose translations of the previous link English (en) - Desmond Maguire, Health and Food Audits and Analysis Unit, Commission Directorate General for Health and Food Safety
    Presentation of Member States' initiatives related to enforcement, exchange of scientific and technical information, as well as initiatives promoting animal welfare internationally:

    1. Dr. Katharina Kluge, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Germany: video related to a project on an alternative to the killing of day old chicks of laying hens breed
    2. Minna Ruotsalo, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland: Tail biting & tail docking - Finnish experience of the ban on tail dockingpdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link English (en)

08 July, 2015 - Food safety audits - Making best use of a valuable resource

Food safety audits - Making best use of a valuable resource

10 June 2015 - Seminar on Animal welfare as a way to preserve diversity & quality in animal production

05 May 2015 - Conference on Wildlife 'Health and species protection: converging or diverging objectives?

Save the date: 16-17 April 2015 - Natural disasters and One Health: Are we prepared?”

Natural disasters, such as floods, earthquakes or extreme climate conditions, severely challenge the health and welfare of people, animals and the ecosystem; individually and collectively. FVE, in Association with the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and with the participation of the European Commission have organised a conference to discuss this important subject.

The conference dates: 16-17 April 2015
The conference will be held at: International Auditorium, Boulevard Roi Albert II 5, Brussels - Belgium

For more information, visit the FVE website
To view the Updated Preliminary Programme, click herepdf.

Save the date: 25-26 March 2015 - The European Commission organises training workshop for vet practitioners on animal welfare
Европейската комисия организира обучителен симпозиум за практикуващи ветеринарни лекари по хуманно отношение към животните

Workshop on alternatives to pig castration

Save the date: 26 February 2015 - Workshop on alternatives to pig castration

Workshop on alternatives to pig castration