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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 animal welfare standards

Objective

The project proposal has been prepared in response to the call KBBE-2007-1-4-15 “Assessing the socio-economic consequences and costs benefits of measures promoting good animal welfare”. Central in this call is support to develop European policies implementing the Action Plan on Animal Welfare. Overall objective of the project is related to the policy instruments needed to achieve the aims of the Action Plan on Animal Welfare. At the end of the project we want to say what policy instruments are effective in the route towards higher animal welfare representing the concerns of civil society and in which competitiveness of the livestock industry is guaranteed. Basic questions in relation to objective 1. What are the current welfare initiatives and standards within the EU and its trade partners? 2. What are strength and weaknesses of these initiatives and standards to the animal, society and the production chain? 3. What policy instruments can be designed to promote high(er) animal welfare standards as aimed at in the Action Plan on Animal Welfare, and how can progress be monitored? 4. What are the benefits, costs and trade impacts of upgraded welfare standards? Activities in relation to objective - Communicate and debate to realize interaction across scientists, relevant stakeholders and citizens - Review and analyse current state of animal welfare in selected EU states and third countries - Examine strength and weaknesses in the current animal welfare standards to opinion of animal scientists, the supply chain, and consumers and citizens - Perform a SWOT-analysis on approaches for upgraded animal welfare - Brainstorm on strategic options for the EU to implement the Action Plan on Animal Welfare - Assesses costs and benefits when approaches and policies are introduced within the production chain - Perform macro-economic analysis of the competitiveness of European agricultural sectors and the impact on world trade - Organise a concluding workshop

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 271 507
Administrative Contact
Anke De Lorm (Ms.)

Participants (7)

CENTRO RICERCHE PRODUZIONI ANIMALI- C.R.P.A. SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 110 734
Address
Viale Timavo 43/2
42121 Reggio Emilia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kees De Roest (Mr.)
FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU STIFTUNG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 124 898
Address
Ackerstrasse 113
5070 Frick
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Beat Droll (Mr.)
SZKOLA GLOWNA GOSPODARSTWA WIEJSKIEGO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 77 414
Address
Ul. Nowoursynowska 166
02 787 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Edward Majewski (Prof.)
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 153 657
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ingrid Ragnarsdotter (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 170 839
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Douglas Robertson (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE EXTREMADURA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 53 339
Address
Avenida De Elvas Sn
06006 Badajoz
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luciano Cordero Saavedra (Mr.)
UNIVERSITET SV KIRIL I METODII VO SKOPJE VETERINAREN FAKULTET
North Macedonia
EU contribution
€ 36 166
Address
Lazar Pop Trajkov 5/7
1000 Skopje
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cvetana Jankulovska