RAWC trainers held a workshop at the OIE 3rd Stray dog Workshop for Balkan countries

RAWC trainers held a workshop at the OIE 3rd Stray dog Workshop for Balkan countries

During April 2018, RAWC has received the invitation from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OiE) for DPM Trainers speak at the 3rd Stray dog Workshop for Balkan countries, in Belgrade, Serbia which we gladly accepted. All our five trainers held a combined two hour workshop for participants at the OiE...
Training DPM Trainers in Skopje

Training DPM Trainers in Skopje

Dog population management in the region is one of the targeted priorities set by RAWC. Most countries in the Balkans have national legislation regulating control of stray dogs and set rules for owned animals, including commercial breeding and keeping of animals, as well as identification of animals. The management of...
EU Reference Centre for Animal Welfare

EU Reference Centre for Animal Welfare

European Commission reported that on 5th March 2018 the Commission designated a first European Union Reference Centre for Animal Welfare. After the establishment of the EU Platform on Animal Welfare in 2017 this represents another milestone in the development of high EU animal welfare standards. Following a public selection process, a...
3rd annual Animal Welfare Experts workshop - Bled, Slovenia

3rd annual Animal Welfare Experts workshop – Bled, Slovenia

Regional Animal Welfare Centre organised a two day workshop “Regional approach to the implementation and enforcement of animal Regulation 1099/2009”. Workshop was held on on 22nd - 23rd of March 2017, in Bled, Slovenia. The workshop was organised as a series of lectures, discussions and panels, and for more details the agenda is available...
One Welfare

One Welfare

One Welfare recognises the interconnections between animal welfare, human wellbeing and the environment. It fosters interdisciplinary collaboration to improve human and animal welfare internationally. One Welfare also helps to promote key global objectives such as supporting food security, sustainability, reducing human suffering and improving productivity within the farming sector through a better understanding...
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Special Prize by Istituto G. Caporale, Teramo

Special Prize by Istituto G. Caporale, Teramo

Take part in “G. Caporale” Special Award with a short film Since 2010, the Istituto “G. Caporale” has set up the “G. Caporale Special Award”, within the International Cinematographic photography Award “Gianni Di Venanzo” (organized by cultural association Teramo Nostra), to convey knowledge and awareness towards animals and animal welfare, by using the communicative power of...
Workshop announcement: Regional approach to the implementation and enforcement of Reg. (EC) 1099/2009

Workshop announcement: Regional approach to the implementation and enforcement of Reg. (EC) 1099/2009

As an outcome of Steering Committee meeting from Skopje, RAWC is proud to announce the organisation of our annual workshop – Regional approach to the implementation and enforcement of Regulation (EC) 1099/2009. Workshop will take place in Hotel Park, Bled, Slovenia from 22nd – 23th of March 2017, and working agenda can be found HERE. Invited speakers to...
EU platform on Animal Welfare established!

EU platform on Animal Welfare established!

Great news are coming from Brussels. After a long time of discussion, European Commission have on 24th of January 2017 officially establish a Platform for Animal Welfare. One of the key priorities of the Commission is to promote an enhanced dialogue on animal welfare issues that are relevant at EU level among competent authorities, businesses,...
Steering Committee meeting in Skopje

Steering Committee meeting in Skopje

Steering Committee meeting in Skopje, Macedonia was held on 02-03.11.2016. RAWC would like to thank Macedonian CVO Zoran Popovski for joining us at the meeting. Steering Committee discussed about past activities and concluded that 2016 was a fruitful year, as beside our regular activities, members of RAWC published a guidlines on ethical scoring (for more info,...
Guidelines on ethics regarding animal research - published

Guidelines on ethics regarding animal research – published

RAWC is proud to present guidelines regarding ethics in animal experiments writen by prof Marijana Vučinić, PhD, and prof Vlatko Ilieski, PhD, both members of RAWC Steering Committee. Full title of the guidelines is: About ethical evaluation and methods of conducting retrospective analysis and cost-benefit analysis of experiments that are carried out on animals.  We...
BE HIS HERO

BE HIS HERO

You can tell your dog anything… EXCEPT GOODBYE. This is the message for BE HIS HERO campaign which has been launched by OIE on 13th of May 2016. The target audiences of this campaign are future and current dog owners in the Balkans, including both adults and children. Indeed, ‘Stray dog’ is mainly a societal...
Steering Committee meeting - Zagreb

Steering Committee meeting – Zagreb

After a very fruitful and successful 2015, we have even greater plans for 2016. For that purpose, Steering Committee has been strengthen up with two new members (Inga Dujmović from Bosnia&Herzegovina, and Dimitar “Mickey” Terzievski from Macedonia). They already been a part of the SC on this meeting which was held from 12-13th of January 2016 in...
Social part of 2nd RAWC Meeting

Social part of 2nd RAWC Meeting

Just a short gallery reminder for all participants of the 2nd Regional Animal Welfare Experts Meeting. Mihanović Castle – Terme Tuhelj     Old  house by the Church of St George   Over 500 years old linden tree – Croatian Natural heritage site   Winery – Bolfan, Vinski Vrh   “..Viva Espana, viva Espana..”       See...
Held 2nd Regional Animal Welfare Experts meeting

Held 2nd Regional Animal Welfare Experts meeting

Regional Animal Welfare Centre in cooperation with Animal Welfare Unit of the Croatian Veterinary Institute (CVI) and Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) organised a two day meeting “Vision for the future of Animal welfare in the Balkans”. Meeting was held on on 6th to 7th of May 2015, in Terme...
Animals used in scientific procedures

Animals used in scientific procedures

Background Directive 2010/63/EU of the European parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2010 on the protection of animals used for scientific purposesprovides for administrative and technical conditions for protection of animals used in scientific procedures (animals in experiments).This complex and extensive piece of European legislation is based on the principles of the replacement...
Training of business operators and stakeholders

Training of business operators and stakeholders

 Current status  In the region there is a situation that all countries already have been accepted national legislation for animal welfare according which, education of stakeholders is obligatory. Having in mind EU legislation (Farm animals Council Directive 98/58;Transport – Council Regulation EC2005/1;Meat Chickens Council Directive EC 2007/43; Killing – Council Regulation EC 1099/2009) there is...
Animal Welfare legislation - verification of effectiveness

Animal Welfare legislation – verification of effectiveness

Current status: Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on official controls performed to ensure the verification of compliance with feed and food law, animal health and animal welfare rules, OJ L 165, 30.4.2004 (Regulation 882/2004/EC) sets out a number of over-arching requirements for the operation...