Western Balkan Regional Meeting of Animal Welfare Experts

Posted by tomislav on March - 3 - 2014

Animal Welfare Center of the Croatian Veterinary Institute (CVI) in cooperation with Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and Western Balkans Veterinary Network for Animal Welfare (WBVN) organised a two day meeting  „Strategic development of Animal Welfare in the Western Balkan Region“. Meeting was held on 27th to 28th of February 2014, in Terme Tuhelj.

The aim of the meeting was to make foundation for organisation of Regional Advisory Board for Animal Welfare in Western Balkan region. There were over 35 participants, with a very wide range of background (Policy makers, Academia, Scientists, Industry, NGO’s). List of all participants you can find HERE.

Presentations are available for download in PDF’s as follows:

Alexandra Hammond Seaman – Overview of the WBVN and future plan;

Tomislav Mikuš – Present and the future of AWC in Zagreb

Branka Buković Šošić – Mutual influence on the development of animal welfare in    Croatia and the region;

Stanislav Ralchev – OIE welfare platform for the Europe region;

Alberto Mancuso – OIE Animal Welfare collaborating Centre – formalising collaboration with the Western Balkans;

Paolo Dalla Villa – EU Animal Welfare Strategy 2013-2015;

Giorgia Cannuli –  Collaboration with IZSAM cooperation on training and education;

Mitja Šedlbauer – The Necessity of Animal Welfare collaboration in the WB region;

Vlatko Ilieski – FVE Animal Welfare Model Curriculum;

Marijana Vučinić – Neuroethics role in Veterinary education

Jelena Ilić  – Development of Animal Welfare standards in Serbia

Stane Košorok – Introduction of  higher welfare standards in pig production

Ivana Čurila – Return on investment in the welfare standards of laying hens farm

Brigita Hengl –  Croatian food agency – working with the retailers and consumers

David Pritchard – Establishing of Regional Animal Welfare Councils

David Pritchard – EUWELNET summary of proposal

We would like to thank all the speakers and participants  for a very fruitful and positive meeting. Minutes of the meeting and conclusions can be downloaded HERE.


Best wishes,










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