Renewal of the mandate of the EU platform on Animal Welfare

Published on
June 2, 2021

The European Commission has adopted a Decision renewing the mandate of the EU Platform on Animal Welfare until 30 June 2025.

Launched in 2017, the Platform is widely recognised as an important tool for exchanging of best practices and undertaking non-legislative initiatives.

Coordinated actions

The Platform assists the Commission with the development and exchange of coordinated actions on animal welfare with a particular focus on:

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

The renewal will ensure the continuity of the dialogue and the activities of the members on specific animal welfare files.

Calls for applications

The renewal, adopted in May 2021 (Decision 2021/C 185/04), implies a new call for application to re-elect the members of the Platform (individuals appointed in a personal capacity and organisations). The Commission calls 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 based in a European Economic Area (EEA) country and operating at EU-level as well as individual experts (EEA nationals) are invited to apply until 21 June 2021.

Photo: EU Animal Welfare Platform