First meeting between the Centre and its Reflection Board

November 26, 2021, online meeting.

The first Reflection Board (RB) meeting between representatives of RB organizations (from the EU Platform on Animal Welfare) and the EURCAW-Poultry-SFA, was held remotely via Teams on the morning 26th of November 2021. This meeting was the occasion to present the objectives of the Centre, its organization, and the previous and actual work programmes, to exchange, discuss and identify possible future collaboration and interests.


In total 14 participants, six of them from the seven EU platform entities forming the RB, four from EURCAW-Poultry-SFA were connected. Three representatives from Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety and one from the EURCAW-Ruminants&Equines attended as observers.


Virginie Michel presented the aim and activities of the EURCAW-Poultry-SFA, the team, as what the centre is, and is not. The Centre aims at supporting CAs and Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety in improving the enforcement of the legislation on animal welfare, which is one of the European Commission's priorities. The Centre provides technical support and coordinated assistance to national Competent Authorities in carrying out official controls in the field of animal welfare. EURCAW-Poultry-SFA also contributes to the dissemination of good practices on animal welfare in the EU. In particular, by providing scientific and technical expertise, carrying out studies and developing methods for improving and assessing the welfare level of animals. Antonio Velarde presented the role of the RB. This was followed by the past and present Work Programmes presentation, by activities, with a focus on what was achieved, and what is planned for 2022. Mutual interactions and exchanges were then discussed.


The topics discussed can be found in the meeting report. Moreover, the presentation is available here.