Abstract submission extended!

Abstract submission extended!

The Organising Committee of the 1st RAWC Animal Welfare Conference has extended abstract submission till 17th of November. For more details please check directly Conference webpage, or follow RAWC on facebook.  Also, a big thanks to all of you with already submitted papers from Bangladesh to USA!  #RAWCConference2020 #BetterScienceBetterAnimalWelfare
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...
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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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...
1st Steering Committee meeting

1st Steering Committee meeting

1st Steering Committee (SC) meeting of the RAWC 31/03-01/04 2014, Croatian Veterinary Institute, Zagreb In attendance: Branka Bukovic-Sosic (BBS), Tomislav Mikus (TM) (Croatia),  Mitja Sedlbauer(MS), Ales Brecelj (AB) (Slovenia), Petya Petkova (PP) (Bulgaria), Vlatko Ilieski (VI) (Macedonia), Alex Hammond-Seaman (AHS)  (UK) Apologies: Budimir Plavsic (Serbia) On the 1st SC meeting details regarding RAWC organization, role, regional priorities,...
Raising farmer awareness

Raising farmer awareness

Raising farmer awareness and engaging with small scale farmers to establish an effective and targeted regional approach and to explore new business models Current status: Compared with the size of agricultural holdings of EU Member States from 2010 (Eurostat FSS 2007/2010), the average size of a Croatian farm is below the EU average. In 2010,...
Overview of regional priorities

Overview of regional priorities

RAWC will prioritize activities in the following areas: Training of business operators and stakeholders (slaughter, pigs, broilers and transport) – coordination and dissemination of information and resources; Experimental animals – implementation and training; Companion animals population management and stray dog control – develop a regional approach and share best practice; Raising farmer awareness and engaging with...
Companion animal management - Stray dog control

Companion animal management – Stray dog control

Companion animal management – Stray dog control: Current status:  There is currently no European legislation governing the control of stray dogs. 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. There is...