The establishment of Animal Welfare Reference Centres is laid down in the Official Controls Regulation (Articles 95 & 96). In October 2019, the Commission designated a second EU Reference Centre for Animal Welfare dedicated to the welfare of poultry and other small farmed animals: 'EURCAW-Poultry-SFA'.

The centre aims at improving the enforcement of EU legislation applicable to those animals, such as laying hens, chickens for meat production, rabbits and other small farmed animals, including their transport and killing operations.

 

     EURCAW-Poultry-SFA's consortium is composed of members from ANSES, IRTA, ANIS, and IZSLER
EURCAW-Poultry-SFA activities are coordinated by ANSES. EURCAW-Poultry-SFA receives its funding from DG SANTE of the European Commission, as well as from the national governments of three partners forming the Centre: ANSES, ANIS (Aarhus University), and IZSLER.
EURCAW-Poultry-SFA staff can be contacted via the email info@eurcaw-poultry-sfa.eu 

 

CONSORTIUM PRESENTATION

EURCAW-Poultry-SFA- Team

  • Coordination team
  • ANSES
  • IRTA
  • ANIS
  • IZSLER
MICHEL Virginie
PhD, Eng, MSc, Coordinator
National coordinator of welfare activities in Anses. Senior scientist in animal health (epidemiology) and welfare. Main research areas include the impact of rearing systems on animal welfare, health and performances as well as food safety.
VELARDE Antonio
PhD, MSc, Deputy
Senior scientist at IRTA, PhD in Veterinary Sciences, he is a European Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law. Main research topics include animal welfare on farms, transport and slaughter and sustainability in animal production.
RIBER Anja
PhD, MSc, Senior scientist
Her research is mainly on poultry behaviour and welfare of layers, broilers and broiler breeders, but work has also been done on turkey, duck and quail. Focus areas are abnormal and unwanted behaviour, and the associated welfare consequences.
VINCO Leonardo James
DVM, Senior Scientist
He worked as a health manager in poultry integration and on research and training in poultry welfare, on farm, during transport and at slaughter. At present he covers the role of national contact point for animal welfare issues related to poultry.
MICHEL Virginie
PhD, Eng, MSc, Coordinator
National coordinator of welfare activities in Anses. Senior scientist in animal health (epidemiology) and welfare. Main research areas include the impact of rearing systems on animal welfare, health and performances as well as food safety.
GUINEBRETIERE Maryse
PhD, MSc, Senior Scientist
Senior scientist in applied animal behaviour and poultry welfare. Main research areas include the interaction between husbandry practices and health and welfare outcomes in poultry farms (broilers and layers).
MOCZ Frédérique
MSc, junior Scientist
Ethologist specialised in farm animal welfare, mainly in poultry welfare, she is project manager at ANSES.
NEHLIG Emilie
PhD, Project Manager and website administrator
She is responsible of the management of the technical assistance, the network building, the organisation of meetings with partners, management of dissemination activities. She is also the centre’s website administrator.
VELARDE Antonio
PhD, MSc, Deputy
Senior scientist at IRTA, PhD in Veterinary Sciences, he is a European Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law. Main research topics include animal welfare on farms, transport and slaughter and sustainability in animal production.
CONTRERAS-JODAR Alexandra
PhD, MSc, ENG, Junior scientist
Researcher in poultry welfare on farm and at slaughter. She has experience in animal nutrition, production and omics applied to animal science.
VARVARÓ-PORTER Aranzazu
DVM, Research support technician
Veterinarian with training and work experience in farm animal welfare from farm to slaughter. She is specialised in the Welfare Quality protocol for the on-farm and at slaughter assessment of broilers.
XERCAVINS  Aida
DVM, Research support technician
Veterinarian with training and work experience in farm animal welfare from farm to slaughter. She is specialised in the Welfare Quality protocol for the on-farm assessment of laying hens.
MOLES Xènia
DVM, RESEARCH SUPPORT TECHNICIAN
She is expert in the Welfare Quality protocols for the assessment of growing rabbits on-farm. She has also worked with the welfare assessment of broilers, both on farm and at slaughter, and lying hens.
BAULIDA-PALOMERAS Berta
DVM, RESEARCH SUPPORT TECHNICIAN
She is an auditor and research support technician specialised in the welfare assessment of fattening rabbits and does on-farm and at slaughter. Moreover, she has participated in several research studies and systematic reviews related to welfare of rabbits
RIBER Anja
PhD, MSc, Senior scientist
Her research is mainly on poultry behaviour and welfare of layers, broilers and broiler breeders, but work has also been done on turkey, duck and quail. Focus areas are abnormal and unwanted behaviour, and the associated welfare consequences.
MØLLER Steen Henrik
PhD, MSc, Senior scientist
His main focus has been research in the effects of housing systems (e.g. sheds, pens, nest boxes, watering system) and management (e.g. monitoring, feeding, handling and social grouping) on health, welfare and production in mink (Neovison Vison).
LAVAZZA Antonio
DVM, Senior Scientist
Head of the animal health and Welfare Department at IZSLER. His main areas of activity include: Diagnosis, surveillance and control of viral disease of rabbits, poultry, livestock and wildlife; Farming biosecurity and hygiene.
VINCO Leonardo James
DVM, Senior Scientist
He worked as a health manager in poultry integration and on research and training in poultry welfare, on farm, during transport and at slaughter. At present he covers the role of national contact point for animal welfare issues related to poultry.
FUSI Francesca
DVM, Junior scientist
She is dealing with the development of practical and validated tools for collecting animal-based and non-animal-based measures for farm animals and consequent risk assessment of the welfare of target populations.
ACCOTO Laura
Veterinarian
Veterinarian with training and work experience in animal welfare at slaughter house. Specialist in meat hygiene and food production.