About this initiative


The 2012-15 EU Strategy for Protection and Welfare of Animals aims to improve animal welfare standards and ensure they are applied and enforced.

Following a 2018 recommendation from the European Court of Auditors, we will evaluate this strategy.

The evaluation will assess the extent to which the strategy delivered on its objectives and whether they are relevant and consistent today. It will also look at efficiency and whether the strategy usefully complements national efforts in this field.

Food safety
Type of act
Staff working document


Feedback: closed

Evaluation and Fitness Check Roadmap
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Feedback period
17 May 2019 - 14 June 2019 (midnight Brussels time)
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Feedback (37)

  • Organisation des jeunes pour l'Union européenne et africaine (France)
    14 juin 2019 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    Organisation des jeunes pour l'Union européenne et africaine (France)

    Le développement intégré ne saurait se faire sans prise en compte des questions animales. Les rapports que nous entretenons avec les autres animaux sont effectivement au cœur de nos sociétés, et de plus en plus de jeunes accordent de l’importance à l’amélioration de ces rapports par la prise en compte des intérêts des animaux dans l’établissement de nos politiques. Ainsi, notre Organisation s’attache à ce que ces questions puissent trouver des...

  • PETA Deutschland e.V. (Germany)
    14 Juni 2019 Non-governmental organisation (NGO)
    PETA Deutschland e.V. (Germany)

    PETA Deutschland e.V. begrüßt die Gelegenheit, die „Roadmap on the Evaluation of the EU Strategy for the Protection and Welfare of Animals 2012-2015“ der Europäischen Kommission zu kommentieren. Wir gehen in unserer Stellungnahme auf das Thema Tiertransporte ein. Unsere Antwort auf die Erhebung finden Sie im angehängten pdf-Dokument.

  • FESASS (Belgium)
    14 June 2019 Business association
    FESASS (Belgium)

    The European Federation for Animal Health and Sanitary Security (FESASS) welcomes the initiative to evaluate the EU animal welfare strategy 2012-2015. It is a logical continuation based on the approach taken so far. We would like to point out the relationship between animal health and animal welfare. Though distinct concepts, they are closely interlinked. The animal health services, represented in our Federation, are supporting farmers to...

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Planned for
Fourth quarter 2019

Commission adoption


Staff working document
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Planned for
Fourth quarter 2020

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