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...
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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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...