EURCAW-pigs Regional meeting West 2019

This two-day meeting will provide policy workers and welfare inspectors of different EU member states to meet and share concerns and solutions regarding pig welfare legislation.

Organised by EURCAW-Pigs

Mon 29 April 2019 12:30 until Tue 30 April 2019 12:00

Venue Wageningen Livestock Research, Zodiac, Building nr 122, De Elst 1, 6708 WD Wageningen

The meeting is open to invited member state officials and EURCAW staff only.

Delegates are invited from 7 countries in the Western part of the EU: Luxemburg, Germany, Ireland, France, Belgium, Austria and The Netherlands. It is the first meeting in a series of four regional meetings in 2019 and 2020 with member state representatives.

Objectives of the meeting are:

  • to discuss technical and practical issues of the delegates choice with academics, practitioners or trainers;
  • to meet the EURCAW staff and suggest ways EURCAW can be of service to the member states.

Preliminary program

Day 1:
12:30 Lunch;
13:30 Welcome;
13:30 short presentations by each participant;
14:00 Introduction to EURCAW - Hans Spoolder;
14:15 Presentation of three discussion topics, by 3 delegatates;
15:00 Workshops on the three discussion topics;
16:15 How to promote change - by experts from supporting bodies;
18:00 End;
20:00 Dinner.

Day 2:
08:30 - 11.15 discussion on outcomes of workshops, share collective problems and solutions;
11:15 Wrap up of the meeting;
12:00 Lunch or packed lunch; departure.

The EU Reference Centre for Animal Welfare (EURCAW) started on the first of January 2019. The centre is designated by the European Commission with the aim to support member states with technical knowledge on EU pig welfare legislation. EURCAW-Pigs is developing technical dossiers on key welfare issues, factsheets, lists of indicators to assess compliance and training materials.