Regional priorities
Call for Papers - RAWC Conference 2020

Call for Papers – RAWC Conference 2020

  We call on our members, as well as scientists and particularly young scholars, to participate in this conference by presenting a paper, oral or poster, and taking an active role in our network. The main theme of our first scientific conference is “Better science for better animal welfare”.       Main conference topics: Animals in communities (companion...
3rd RSPCA international meeting - Focus on severe suffering - Avoiding mortality

3rd RSPCA international meeting – Focus on severe suffering – Avoiding mortality

3rd RSPCA international meeting focusing on severe suffering – Avoiding mortality will be organised in association with the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens on 10-11 October 2019, in Athens, Greece. To register for this meeting, please complete this short form. There will be NO delegate fee charged for attending. Lunch and refreshments will...
Better Science For Better Animal Welfare

Better Science For Better Animal Welfare

The most important role of RAWC is to provide scientific and technical advice to national bodies and to disseminate research findings and technical innovations. The 1st Scientific Animal Welfare Conference of RAWC would like to gather the regional specialists and experts to exchange and share their views in order to promote animal welfare science in...
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 Regional Workshop on the topic...
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 stray dog populations remains to...
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 HERE. The aim of the...
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...
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...
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...