EU’s animal welfare                      research           EU Commission research strategy and          actions to suppor...
What is HORIZON 2020?• Commission proposal for a 80 billion euro  research and innovation funding programme  (2014-20)• Pa...
What’s new• A single programme bringing together three  separate programmes/initiatives*• More innovation, from research t...
Three priorities: • Excellent science• Industrial leadership• Societal challenges
Priority 3: Societal challenges• EU policy objectives (climate, environment,  energy, transport etc) cannot be achieved wi...
Proposed funding (million euro, 2014-20)Health, demographic change and wellbeing                     8 033Food security, s...
Next steps• From 30/11:    Parliament and Council negotiations                 on the basis of the Commission             ...
Animal Welfare Research in FP7
From FP5 to FP7• Increase project size• Pure AW projects• Broader projects including AW as a package• From qualitative to ...
Seventh Framework Programme            Animal Welfare• 2007 first Call: 2 projects selected• 2008 Calls: topic closed• 200...
EU Seventh Framework Programme                                       First call 2007 (1) Econwelfare: Good animal welfare ...
EU Seventh Framework Programme                                         First call 2007 (1)EAWP: European Animal Welfare Pl...
EU Seventh Framework Programme                                     Call 2010 • AWIN: Amimal Welfare Indicators:   Developm...
AWIN            Animal Welfare IndicatorsObjectives:• to develop animal welfare assessment protocols, including pain  asse...
AWARE  Animal welfare research in an enlarged Europe• To develop sustainable and actively  expanding Europe-wide networks ...
COPEWELLA new integrative framework for the study of fish   welfare based on the concepts of allostasis,           apprais...
Call 2011ERA-Net on Animal Health and Welfare:   ANIHWA•   an ERA-NET instrument using grants to    support public-public ...
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  1. 1. EU’s animal welfare research EU Commission research strategy and actions to support animal welfare policy Washington 22 March 2012Dr Judit KROMMER Dr Danièle TISSOTDG Health & Consumers DG Research & InnovationDirectorate Veterinary and International Directorate Biotechnologies, AgricultureAffairs and Food
  2. 2. What is HORIZON 2020?• Commission proposal for a 80 billion euro research 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 in future jobs and growth – Addressing peoples’ concerns about their livelihoods, safety and environment. – Strengthening the EU’s global position in research, innovation and technology
  3. 3. What’s new• A single programme bringing together three separate programmes/initiatives*• More innovation, from research to retail, all forms of innovation• 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. 4. Three priorities: • Excellent science• Industrial leadership• Societal challenges
  5. 5. Priority 3: Societal challenges• EU policy objectives (climate, environment, energy, transport etc) cannot be achieved without innovation• Breakthrough solutions come from multi- disciplinary collaborations, including social sciences & humanities• Promising solutions need to be tested, demonstrated and scaled up
  6. 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 transport 6 802Climate action, resource efficiency and raw materials 3 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. 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. 8. Animal Welfare Research in FP7
  9. 9. From FP5 to FP7• Increase project size• Pure AW projects• Broader projects including AW as a package• From qualitative to quantitative welfare assessment• Coverage of new species in relation to future AW strategy
  10. 10. Seventh Framework Programme Animal 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 and Welfare• 2012 Call: topic closed• 2013 Call: intention to open again for animal welfare linked to production aspects
  11. 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 of the Action Plan on Animal Welfare • What are the current welfare initiatives and standards within the EU and in the EU’s most important trading countries? • What are the strength and weaknesses of these initiatives and standards to the animal, society and the production chain? • What policy instruments can be designed to promote high(er) animal welfare standards and how can progress in the pathway towards these standards be monitored? • What are the benefits and costs of upgraded welfare standards and what are the implications for international trading patterns? http://www.econwelfare.eu/
  12. 12. EU Seventh Framework Programme First call 2007 (1)EAWP: European Animal Welfare Platform: adding welfare quality to food/progressing animal welfare throughout the food chain  Forum of 21 Leading companies/organisations Producers/Farmers Processors Retailers Interest groups/NGO’s 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. 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. 14. AWIN Animal Welfare IndicatorsObjectives:• to develop animal welfare assessment protocols, including pain assessment protocols, for sheep, goats, horses, donkeys and turkeys.• to study the impact of diseases and pain on animal welfare.• to examine how different prenatal social environments, social dynamics and prenatal handling methods affect the development and welfare of the offspring in sheep, goats and horses.• to create a global hub for research and education in animal welfare that will integrate past, present and future research and teaching materials.http://www.animal-welfare-indicators.net/
  15. 15. AWARE Animal welfare research in an enlarged Europe• To develop sustainable and actively expanding Europe-wide networks of farm animal welfare scientists and of stakeholder platforms• Mapping/promoting• Workshops and courses 1. Farm animal welfare research 2. Animal welfare university education 3. Animal welfare awareness and implementation
  16. 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, behaviour and adaptative physiology for ability to cope with stressors • Appraisal: how fish appraise their world and understand positive and negative stimuli • Allostasis: evolutionarily rooted concept applied to fish • Ontogeny: of neural function and neuroendocrine stress responses
  17. 17. Call 2011ERA-Net on Animal Health and Welfare: ANIHWA• an ERA-NET instrument using grants to support public-public partnerships in their preparation, establishment of networking structures, design, implementation and coordination of joint activities as well as topping up of individual joint calls and of actions of a transnational nature;
  18. 18. Thank you for your attention!

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