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The EU, China and South East Asia Dialog for the development of research areas in animal health of mutual interest

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 44266

  • Start date

    1 January 2007

  • End date

    31 October 2009

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 99 873

  • EU contribution

    € 99 873

Coordinated by:

RESEARCH CENTER BORSTEL

Germany

Objective

Trans-boundary diseases have the potential for very rapid spread irrespective of national borders, causing serious socio-economic and possibly public health consequences.
The past decade has been characterized by several outbreaks of animal diseases (such a s FMD, Rinderpest, CSV) with a huge challenge to food security, food safety and animal welfare. In addition, a number of zoonosis occurred and occur around the world, such as Avian influenza, SARS, Ebola and mad cow disease.
All of them share the main feature of being diseases common to human and other animal species, domesticated or wild.
The objective of the project is to identify areas of mutual interest for future collaborations between the EU, China and South-East Asia regarding animal health and food chain safety, by
a) organizing a bi-regional dialogue between Europe and Asia to determine areas of mutual interest in animal health, food safety and traceability;
b) building expert working groups to identify research and action priority to be addressed within the FP7.
The workshops will be organised by an international committee consisting of two European partners and three scientists from the Asian partner countries.
The workshops will create an enabling environment for a frank and open debate on prevailing animal health issues of relevance to both the EU and Asia and will have this structure:
- Plenary sections addressing key cross-cutting issues such as the interrelations between economic development, trade and culture in food production, processing and consumption.
- Oral presentations by key speakers from Asia and the EU, focused on specific target diseases and their implications for public health.
Working groups on scientific and technological requirements to provide innovative solutions to zoonotic problems, privileging interdisciplinary research approaches that merge biological with epidemiological, cultural and economic factors leading towards comprehensive policy formulation and implementation

Coordinator

RESEARCH CENTER BORSTEL

Address

Parkallee 1-40
Borstel

Germany

Participants (12)

CHIANG MAI UNIVERSITY

Thailand

CHINA AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

China

CHINA ANIMAL HEALTH AND EPIDEMIOLOGY CENTER

China

HARBIN VETERINARY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CHINESE ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURE SCIENCES

China

LANZHOU VETERINARY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CHINESE ACADEMY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

China

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

Cambodia

NANJING AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

China

NATIONAL ANIMAL HEALTH CENTER

Laos

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF VETERINARY RESEARCH

Vietnam

SHANGHAI JIAO TONG UNIVERSITY

China

SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

Sweden

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

Spain

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 44266

  • Start date

    1 January 2007

  • End date

    31 October 2009

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 99 873

  • EU contribution

    € 99 873

Coordinated by:

RESEARCH CENTER BORSTEL

Germany