The Commission Decision establishing the 'Platform on Animal Welfare' gives the Chair of the Platform the authority to create thematic sub-groups supporting Platform's work in specific areas.
Access to the sub-groups is restricted to selected members and designated experts chosen on the basis of their expertise.
By fostering the exchange of information, experience and good practices and facilitating cooperation in definite area, the sub-groups will boost the achievement of concrete results by the Platform.
All sub-groups shall be dissolved as soon as their mandate is fulfilled.
The first sub-group, focused on Animal Transport, was established in early 2018; a second one, on Pigs, was created in September 2018.