1st RAWC SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE HELD ONLINE

We would like to thank all the speakers and participants for a very fruitful and interesting Conference. As you are all aware we wanted to hold a Conference in a beautiful Thessaloniki but life and nature took another turn so we had to reschedule it for over a year and at the end held it online. Still, many of the topics have been discussed on this scientific level for the first time in the region and we believe that is a great outcome of this event. Big, big thank you to our scientific committee which gathered a bountiful lineup of key-note speakers as well as young researchers from the region, and a great thank you to our organising committee which at the end had double the work preparing first the live version and now this online event but they all held amazingly. To all participants – we apologise for the...
1st RAWC CONFERENCE going online free of charge on 24-25 of June 2021

1st RAWC CONFERENCE going online free of charge on 24-25 of June 2021

We would like to inform you that the Organising Committee of the 1st RAWC Scientific Conference reached a decision to hold an online event on 24-25 of June 2021. Although our preference would have been to organize a live event,  due to the current COVID-19 situation and so many uncertainties still...
Better Science for Better Animal Welfare - conference program

Better Science for Better Animal Welfare – conference program

Dear friends and partners, We are very happy to publish draft PROGRAM for the upcoming 1st RAWC Scientific conference. As you all know Conference will take place on 10-11. of March 2020, in Thessaloniki, Greece. We would like to use this opportunity to thank all of you for submitting your very interesting abstracts...
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...
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...
Latest entries
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...
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,...