EU Platform on Animal Welfare

EU Platform on Animal Welfare

One of the key priorities of the Commission is to promote an enhanced dialogue on animal welfare issues that are relevant at EU level among competent authorities, businesses, civil society and scientists.

To achieve these priorities the Platform will assist the Commission with the development and exchange of coordinated actions on animal welfare with a particular focus on:

  1. better application of EU rules on animal welfare, through exchanges of information and best practices and the direct involvement of stakeholders,
  2. the development and use of voluntary commitments by businesses to further improve animal welfare,
  3. the promotion of EU animal welfare standards to valorise the market value of the Union's products at the global level.

The tasks and operations of the 'Platform on Animal Welfare' have been set out in Commission Decision of 24 January 2017. In November 2019, the Commission extended its period of application until 30 June 2021 (Commission Decision of 29 November 2019). This extension aimed to ensure the continuity of the activities and dialogue between the Platform members.

Call for applications (CLOSED)

The Commission called for applications from business and professional organisations, organisations from civil society and independent experts from academic and research institutes with expertise in animal welfare.

Interested organisations and experts operating at EU-level were invited to apply until 6 March 2017. The inaugural meeting of the platform was held in Brussels, on 6 June 2017. You can check the Platform Members at this page.

All relevant information regarding the closed call for applications below: