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1 1 OIE Platform on Animal Welfare for Europe Dr. Stanislav RALCHEV OIE Sub-Regional Representation in Brussels Regional Information Seminar for Recently Appointed OIE Delegates Brussels, Belgium, February 2014

2 2 Table of content OIE standards on Animal Welfare (AW) OIE AW initiatives at Regional level History of the OIE Platform on AW for Europe Concept Note of the OIE Platform Launching of the Platform Action Plan for Future activities of the OIE Platform

3 33 OIE Standards on Animal Welfare Terrestrial Animal Health Code Aquatic Animal Health Code New Chapter: (a draft version is under discussion) Chapter 7.X. Animal Welfare and Dairy Cattle Production Systems New OIE’s approaches: Working animals and disaster management

4 4 OIE AW initiatives in the regions Regional AW Strategy for Asia Regional AW Strategy for Americas ? Under dvlpt - Southern African Animal Welfare Action Plan Under devlpt ( ) Regional initative adapted to each region

5 5 OIE Regional Seminar for National Focal Points on Animal Welfare (Kiev, Ukraine, March 2012) History of the AW Platform (1) Main outcomes: Need to implement the OIE Standards Idea of a regional initiative Need of drafting a stepwise approach Need for sharing information Need for training

6 6 25th Conference of the OIE Regional Commission for Europe (Fleesensee / Germany, Sept 2012) Technical Item: “Regional steps towards a common animal welfare approach in Europe” Discussion on: EU Member States participation NGOs participation Draft Concept Note History of the AW Platform (2)

7 7 OIE Workshop for National Focal Points on Animal Welfare from Europe (Teramo, Italy, March 2013) Participants from: 40 countries; EC/DG SANCO OIE CC for AW – IZSAM Teramo OIE HQs, RR-EE Sofia and SRR Brussels NGOs (WSPA, RSPCA, Eurogroup for animals) History of the AW Platform (3)

8 88 Concept Note of the OIE Platform (1) 81 OIE General Session (Paris, France, May 2013) OIE Regional Commission for Europe: Endorsement of the Concept Note

9 9 Concept Note of the OIE Platform (2) OIE HQs (Chair) EC / DG SANCO Serbia Russia Turkey Spain Ireland OIE AW CC in the region IZSAM « G. Caporale » Teramo a donor organisation active in Eastern Europe OIE RR-EE Sofia OIE Representation Moscow OIE SRR Brussels (Secretariat) Steering Group

10 10 Launching of the OIE Platform First meeting of the Steering Group in OIE Headquarters (Paris, December 2013) Validation of a three year Action Plan for ( )

11 11 Action Plan for Strategic Objective: To empower VS to take actions on Animal Welfare, in compliance with the OIE Standards Specific Objectives: To raise awareness and achieve high level of understanding; To progressively advance with the implementation of the OIE Standards on AW To encourage the participation in the OIE standard setting process Scope: Transport of animals by land (OIE TAHC Chapter 7.3) Slaughter of animals for human consuption ( OIE TAHC Chapter 7.5) Stray dog population control ( OIE TAHC Chapter 7.7 )

12 12 Activities of the OIE Platform ( ) Website of the Platform (currently: Documents in Russian language Workshops on stray dog management Awareness campaigns on stray dogs Trainings on transport and slaughter Training on transport Governance activities (SG meetings and Newsletters)

13 13 Stakeholders involvement In Steering Group meetings: on ad hoc basis; when relevant to specific topic; In some of the OIE Platform activities: organisations/partners having agreement with OIE based on specific profesional expertise

14 14 Current website of the Platform

15 15 Thank you for your attention!


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