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Forthcoming Second Meeting of Steering Group of the OIE Platform on Animal Welfare for Europe

The Second Meeting of Steering Group of the OIE Platform on Animal Welfare will take place on May 13-14 2014 housed by the FGBI “VGNKI” with the support of the OIE Regional Representation in Moscow. Deputy Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor Ye.A. Nepoklonov, OIE Deputy Director General Dr M. Eloit, President of the OIE Regional Commission for Europe Dr. Nikola T. Belev, Head of the OIE Regional Representation in Moscow K. Lukauskas, OIE national focal points for animal welfare will participate in the meeting. As a reminder, the Platform tasks cover the improvement of the introduction of the OIE standards on animal welfare in the region thanks to development of consolidated position of the European countries on animal welfare issues by dissemination and share of knowledge, awareness improvement and understanding, communication, education and training as well as by ongoing cooperation between the veterinary services of the region on animal welfare issues. The First Meeting of Steering Group took place in Paris, OIE Headquarters on December 19-20 2013.

With reference to the First meeting during which priority tasks were set the OIE Sub Regional Representation (Brussels) is planning to present common website for the European countries which will accumulate all information concerning the EU national legislation on animal welfare and other relevant data. The agenda will include the consideration of National Strategies for stray dog population control. The Group will also discuss the 3 year Action Plan over the period 2014 – 2016.

The Steering Group of the OIE Platform includes the representatives of the OIE Headquarters, the OIE Regional Representation and Sub Regional Representation for Europe, three representatives of the EU non member states (Russia, Serbia and Turkey), the EU member states (Spain, Ireland), European Commission (as an observer) and a representative of the donor organization.


May 13, 2014

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