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EU’s animal welfare research Washington 22 March 2012 EU Commission research strategy and actions to support animal welfare policy Dr Danièle TISSOT DG Research & Innovation Directorate Biotechnologies, Agriculture and Food Dr Judit KROMMER DG Health & Consumers Directorate Veterinary and International Affairs

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  • 1. EUs animal welfareresearch EU Commission research strategy andactions to support animal welfare policyWashington 22 March 2012Dr Judit KROMMER Dr Danile TISSOTDG Health & Consumers DG Research & InnovationDirectorate Veterinary and International Directorate Biotechnologies, AgricultureAffairsand Food

2. What is HORIZON 2020? Commission proposal for a 80 billion euroresearch and innovation funding programme(2014-20) Part of proposals for next EU budget,complementing Structural Funds, education, etc. A core part of Europe 2020, Innovation Union &European Research Area: Responding to the economic crisis to invest infuture jobs and growth Addressing peoples concerns about theirlivelihoods, safety and environment. Strengthening the EUs global position in research,innovation and technology 3. Whats new A single programme bringing together threeseparate programmes/initiatives* More innovation, from research to retail, all forms ofinnovation Focus on societal challenges facing EU society,e.g. health, clean energy and transport Simplified access, for all companies, universities,institutes in all EU countries and beyond.*The 7th research Framework Programme (FP7), innovation aspectsof Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), EUcontribution to the European Institute of Innovation and Technology(EIT) 4. Three priorities: Excellent science Industrial leadership Societal challenges 5. Priority 3: Societal challenges EU policy objectives (climate, environment,energy, transport etc) cannot be achieved withoutinnovation Breakthrough solutions come from multi-disciplinary collaborations, including socialsciences & humanities Promising solutions need to be tested,demonstrated and scaled up 6. Proposed funding (million euro, 2014-20)Health, demographic change and wellbeing 8 033Food security, sustainable agriculture, marine 4 152and maritime research & the bio-economySecure, clean and efficient energy*5 782Smart, green and integrated transport6 802Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials3 160Inclusive, innovative and secure societies 3 819*Additional 1 050m for nuclear safety and security from the Euratom Treaty activities (2014-18). Does not include ITER. 7. Next steps From 30/11:Parliament and Council negotiations on the basis of the Commission proposals Ongoing: Parliament and Council negotiations on EU budget 2014-20 (including overall budget for Horizon 2020) Mid 2012:Final calls under 7th Framework Programme for Research to bridge gap towards Horizon 2020 By end 2013: Adoption of legislative acts by Parliament and Council on Horizon 2020 1/1/2014:Horizon 2020 starts; launch of first calls 8. Animal Welfare Research in FP7 9. From FP5 to FP7 Increase project size Pure AW projects Broader projects including AW as a package From qualitative to quantitative welfareassessment Coverage of new species in relation to futureAW strategy 10. Seventh Framework ProgrammeAnimal Welfare 2007 first Call: 2 projects selected 2008 Calls: topic closed 2009 Call: topic closed 2010 Work Programme: 3 projects selected 2011 Call: ERA-Net on Animal Health andWelfare 2012 Call: topic closed 2013 Call: intention to open again for animalwelfare linked to production aspects 11. EU Seventh Framework Programme First call 2007 (1) Econwelfare: Good animal welfare in a socio- economic context: Project to promote insight on the impact for the animal, the production chain and society of upgrading AW standards overall objective: policy instruments needed to achieve the aims ofthe Action Plan on Animal Welfare What are the current welfare initiatives and standards within the EUand in the EUs most important trading countries? What are the strength and weaknesses of these initiatives andstandards to the animal, society and the production chain? What policy instruments can be designed to promote high(er) animalwelfare standards and how can progress in the pathway towardsthese standards be monitored? What are the benefits and costs of upgraded welfare standards andwhat are the implications for international trading patterns? 12. EU Seventh Framework Programme First call 2007 (1)EAWP: European Animal Welfare Platform: addingwelfare quality to food/progressing animal welfarethroughout the food chain Forum of 21 Leading companies/organisations Producers/Farmers Processors Retailers Interest groups/NGOs Academia Aim: to interchange information on animal welfare and to identify key welfare issues, best practices, improvement strategies and R&D needs Stakeholder platform facilitating the exchange of knowledge, experience, expertise to support: Implementation of science-based welfare assessment Information systems Improvement strategies Market initiatives Research & development Policy formulation 13. EU Seventh Framework Programme Call 2010 AWIN: Amimal Welfare Indicators: Development, integration and dissemination of animal-based welfare indicators, including pain, in commercially important husbandry species, with special emphasis on small ruminants, equidae and turkey Aware: Animal welfare research in an enlarged Europe COPEWELL: Coping ability of farmed fish- towards a deeper understanding of fish welfare 14. AWINAnimal Welfare IndicatorsObjectives: to develop animal welfare assessment protocols, including painassessment protocols, for sheep, goats, horses, donkeys andturkeys. to study the impact of diseases and pain on animal welfare. to examine how different prenatal social environments, socialdynamics and prenatal handling methods affect the developmentand welfare of the offspring in sheep, goats and horses. to create a global hub for research and education in animalwelfare that will integrate past, present and future research andteaching materials. 15. AWAREAnimal welfare research in an enlarged Europe To develop sustainable and activelyexpanding Europe-wide networks of farmanimal welfare scientists and of stakeholderplatforms Mapping/promoting Workshops and courses 1. Farm animal welfare research 2. Animal welfare university education 3. Animal welfare awareness and implementation 16. COPEWELLA new integrative framework for the study of fish welfare based on the concepts of allostasis, appraisal and coping styles Most important species tested: Atlantic salmon,European sea bass, and gilthead sea bream 4 relevant concepts: coping styles: links between brain function, behaviourand adaptative physiology for ability to cope withstressors Appraisal: how fish appraise their world and understandpositive and negative stimuli Allostasis: evolutionarily rooted concept applied to fish Ontogeny: of neural function and neuroendocrine stressresponses 17. Call 2011ERA-Net on Animal Health and Welfare: ANIHWA an ERA-NET instrument using grants tosupport public-public partnerships in theirpreparation, establishment of networkingstructures,design,implementation andcoordination of joint activities as well astopping up of individual joint calls and ofactions of a transnational nature; 18. Thank you for yourattention!