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Companion Animals multisectoriaL interprofessionaL and Interdisciplinary Strategic Think tank On zoonoses

Objective

Since more and increasingly different species of animals are kept as companions one has to face the fact that apart from the well documented positive effects of human-animal interaction there are negative consequences as well. CALLISTO will focus on the risks of zoonotic infectious diseases associated with companion animals. To do so, we will form a multidisciplinary, multisectorial and interprofessional network of experts representing the major relevant stakeholders. In a 3 year program we will provide an overview of the current situation with regard to the role of companion animals as a source of infectious diseases for people and food animals. We will identify knowledge and technology gaps for the most important zoonoses and will propose targeted actions to reduce the risk of zoonotic diseases transferred via companion animals. Furthermore, we will keep our stakeholders and the general public informed of our results in order to contribute to the uptake of the proposed actions and to promote risk-awareness in healthy human-animal relationships. To this purpose, CALLISTO will install a total of seven Expert Advisory Groups (EAG), consisting of experts in complementary fields of interest that will meet at regular intervals in order to exchange perspectives, knowledge and ideas and to produce expert documentation that serves as input from the specific EAG to the CALLISTO Conferences. The following EAGs will be installed: EAG User Community, EAG Policy Actions; EAG Zoonotic Viral Infections; EAG Zoonotic Bacterial Infections, EAG Zoonotic Parasitic Infections, EAG Epidemiology and underlying factors, and EAG Sociology and Welfare. The CALLISTO Synthesis Conferences are the center stage of the project, where experts from all EAGs come together to engage in discussions with each other and with other representatives from outside the network. Results from the Conferences will be widely disseminated.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2011-5
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Coordinator

FEDERATION OF VETERINARIANS OF EUROPE AISBL
Address
Avenue De Tervueren 12
1040 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 356 179
Administrative Contact
Jan Vaarten (Mr.)

Participants (8)

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 157 718
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HUMAN-ANIMAL INTERACTION ORGANIZATIONS NON PROFIT CORPORATION
United States
EU contribution
€ 85 814
Address
124Th Avenue 875 Ne Ste 101
98005 2531 Bellevue
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Dennis Turner (Prof.)
ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 70 620
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thijs Kuiken (Prof.)
WORLD SMALL ANIMAL VETERINARY ASSOCIATION
Canada
Address
Melville Street 72
L9H 2A1 Dundas
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Michael Day (Prof.)
FEDERATION OF EUROPEAN COMPANION ANIMAL VETERINARY ASSOCIATIONS
France
EU contribution
€ 68 908
Address
Rue De Berri 40
75008 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Johan Van Tilburg (Mr.)
ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELL'ABRUZZO E DEL MOLISE G CAPORALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 95 551
Address
Via Campo Boario
64100 Teramo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alberto Mancuso (Dr.)
THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
EU contribution
€ 82 390
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jane Turner (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 82 818
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Everett-Cox (Ms.)