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1 The 25th and 26th conferences of the OIE regional Commission for Europe OIE seminar for Newly Appointed Delegates, Brussels, February 18-20 2014 N. Leboucq.

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1 1 The 25th and 26th conferences of the OIE regional Commission for Europe OIE seminar for Newly Appointed Delegates, Brussels, February N. Leboucq OIE sub-regional Representative based in Brussels

2 22 Reminder – objectives of the regional conferences Each Regional Commission holds a Conference every two years in one of the countries of the region The Conferences focus on technical items and on regional cooperation relating to animal health, animal welfare and animal food production safety issues in the region During the Conferences, elaboration of recommendations and reports

3 33 25 th Conference (Fleesensee, September 2012)

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6 66 Agenda: 25 th Conference (Fleesensee, September 2012) —Update on the OIE strategies —Report of activities of the RR and SRR in the region —Technical Items —Update on the OIE standards —Report of animal health situation in the region —Report on OIE global conferences —Report on some key OIE activities —Presentation by regional organisations

7 77 Technical Items presented and discussed: ITEM I (with questionnaire) The role of wildlife in the control of domestic animal diseases ITEM II (without questionnaire) Regional steps towards common Animal Welfare approach in Europe 25 th Conference (Fleesensee, September 2012)

8 88 Main outcomes: The setting up of an OIE regional mechanism/platform for animal welfare, to facilitate the implementation of OIE animal welfare standards in all countries of the region The setting up of a ‘procedure’ to establish common regional positions among the Member Countries of the OIE Regional Commission for Europe during the process of adopting OIE standards The clarification by the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission of the expression ‘emerging disease’ and the specific circumstances and procedures for notifying emerging diseases 2 recommendations + 1 report 25 th Conference (Fleesensee, September 2012)

9 99 Main outcomes Recommendations endorsed by the General Assembly of Delegates, May 2013

10 10 The next Conference of the OIE regional Commission for Europe

11 11 26 th Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for Europe Bern, Switzerland 22 – 26 September 2014

12 12 Bern, Switzerland

13 13 Bern 26 th Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for Europe

14 14 Arrival in Switzerland 4 airports at your disposal Basel Bern Geneva Zurich 26 th Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for Europe

15 15 Conference Center - Kursaal 26 th Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for Europe

16 16 Hotel Allegro **** Hotel IBIS ** Hotel Ador *** Hotel Alpenblick *** Hotel Waldhorn *** Hotels 26 th Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for Europe

17 17 Welcome dinner Köniz 26 th Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for Europe OIE dinner - Kornhauskeller

18 18 Excursion Day 26 th Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for Europe

19 19 Technical Items to be presented and discussed 26 th Conference (Bern, September 22 – ) ITEM I (with questionnaire) Animal health in the light of natural disasters and bioterrorism ITEM II (without questionnaire) To be selected during the 82 nd OIE GS in May 2014 (see list of items already discussed available in folders)

20 20 Take home messages —Make proposals for the 2 nd Technical Item (to be adopted in May 2014) —Fill out the questionnaire for the 1 st Technical Item (deadline 23 May) — Secure a budget line for your participation (and other staff) in the conference (invitation sent out early April) — Consult the Conference website (hotel accomodation, visa issuance, transport, online registration, etc)  available in April —Register online for the Conference — Contact the RR and SRR if you have any questions 26 th Conference (Bern, September 22 – )

21 21 See you in Bern, Switzerland in September 2014

22 22 Thank you for your attention!


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