The Health and Consumers Directorate-General of the European Commission will organise the first European Veterinary Week from 10 to 16 November in partnership with the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) and the French Presidency.
The week intends to promote the concepts of partnership and communication, the two key underlying principles of the new Animal Health Strategy for the European Union (2007-2013) where "Prevention is better than cure".
The week will open with a high level conference in Brussels on 10 November, entitled "One Health: Healthy Animals = Healthy People". This event aims to stimulate dialogue on successful information diffusion and cooperation between the different players in the animal health field for the implementation of effective bio-security measures at borders and on-farm. It will examine the positive impacts of high animal health standards on human health and consumer wellbeing. Panel discussions will look at issues such as on-farm bio-security, import controls and the "One Health" concept.
Programme and presentations of the Conference held on 10 November 2008.