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 proposals:
- regarding the simplification of the legislation,
- 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
CAHP Future Objectives
Pre-feasibility study on options for harmonised cost-sharing schemes for epidemic livestock diseases
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 the future.
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.