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RAWC annual meeting 2022

RAWC annual meeting of 2022 was held in Terme Tuhelj, Croatia on 27-28 November. The meeting was organized as a series of lectures and in the final part active discussions regarding several hot regional animal welfare topics such as – fish welfare, the welfare of working animals, welfare in disaster situations, and the development of regional animal welfare food labeling.

The aim of the meeting was to gather information from many sectors working in animal welfare and to take into account the multifaceted and multidisciplinary aspects of animal welfare to fully understand and appreciate the needs and challenges ahead of RAWC in the future. Invited speakers represented all major European stakeholders in the field of animal welfare (WOAH, DG SANTE, EFSA, FAO, IZSAM Teramo). Besides speakers over 40 participants from 9 different countries from the region, with a very wide range of backgrounds (Policy makers, Academia, Scientists, Industry, NGO’s and first time ever – students of veterinary medicine) were engaged in the activities of the meeting.

RAWC would like to thank all invited speakers for their engagement and fruitful discussions. All presentations are available at the bottom of this page.


Tomislav Mikuš – Overview of RAWC and future steps

Paolo Dalla Villa – WOAH Platform for Animal Welfare for Europe – activities in the Balkans

Mitja Šedlbauer – DG SANTE overview of EU animal welfare activities

Denise Candiani and Sean Ashe – EFSA recommendations – animal welfare during transport – free-moving & crates

Tibor Szucs – FAO activities in the Balkans – an overview

Daniella Morelli – WOAH collaborating centre – twinning possibilities and a case study

Paolo Dalla Villa – The WOAH “One-Health” approach to dog population management

Jeton Muhaxhiri – RAWC network of DPM managers – Prishtina example