Health and Consumer protection Directorate General
thanks all partners who have contributed to the evaluation report. It would
also like to stress the active and extensive stakeholders’ collaboration during
this evaluation process. Stakeholders made very interesting and challenging
- regarding the simplification of the
- the prevention of animal diseases,
- the development of biosecurity concept
- and the sharing of costs and responsibilities.
This evaluation has also demonstrated the need to
develop a clear and transparent strategy which improves stakeholder engagement
and involvement in decision-making.
II- Evaluation: FINAL REPORT
Presentation of November 2006 Conference
III- NEXT STEPS
Austrian-Finnish Presidency conference – 7
November 2006 Updated 26-10-2006
The Austrian-Finnish Presidency organises a CAHP Conference on 7 November in
Brussels, in close collaboration with Health and Consumer Protection
Directorate General, to present the evaluation results, including options for
In the meanwhile, stakeholders opinion will still be published on
Health and Consumer Protection Directorate General website.
Commission Communication on EU animal health
Policy – (Strategy 2007-2013) – mid 2007
By mid 2007, the Commission will present a
Commission Communication on the Community Animal Health Policy and its
strategy over the period 2007-2013 based on the evaluation
results and the conference conclusions. The Commission considers this
communication as a priority in its Annual Policy Strategy 2007:
- It will present clear objectives reflecting
stakeholders’ priorities and aiming at minimising the regulatory burden.
- It will ensure the coherence with our
international commitments (such as the SPS agreement).
- But also the close articulation of the
Community Animal heath Policy with EU policies such as the Common
Agriculture policy, Animal welfare, Sustainable development, External Aid, and
of course Research.
This Communication will also include a concrete
action plan presenting the outputs expected over the period
2007-2013 (including target deadlines). Every legal action considered in this
plan will be presented with a further impact assessment.