Attendance by invitation only. WebEx video conference
The meeting will be web streamed https://webcast.ec.europa.eu/8th-meeting-of-the-eu-platform-on-animal-welfare
The meeting will be opened by Katharina Kluge, Head of Unit 'Animal Welfare', Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. She will present the German Presidency priorities regarding animal welfare. This will be followed by a speech of Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety.
In the first session on policy updates, an overview of ongoing activities will be given by Andrea Gavinelli, Head of Unit ‘Animal Welfare, Antimicrobial resistance’, Directorate Crisis Management in Food, Animals and Plants, DG SANTE. This will be followed by a presentation on 'Mandates and planning of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)' by Chiara Fabris & Denise Candiani, scientific officers Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW) Team Animal and Plant Health (ALPHA) Unit, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
In an afternoon session on 'Information and knowledge sharing', Hans Spoolder, Director and coordinator of the EU Reference Centre for Animal Welfare – Pigs (EURCAW-Pigs), will give a presentation on the Centre's activities on training of inspectors. He will present educative materials developed by the Centre and will ask for suggestions to support Member States in training efforts.