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Evaluation Of The EU Policy On Animal Welfare

by 5m Editor
16 June 2010, at 1:00am

EU - GHK Consulting Ltd and ADAS UK Ltd have been commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate General Health and Consumer Protection, to evaluate the EU policy on Animal Welfare (EUPAW).

EU Policy on Animal Welfare (EUPAW) will be evaluated with reference to farm animals, experimental animals, pet animals and wild animals which are kept in captivity or submitted to a treatment which is controlled by humans.

The evaluation covers four types of EU action (legislation, research, communication and international activities) and is concerned with EU animal welfare actions over the 2000-2008 period only. An overview of EU animal welfare policy is available at: http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/welfare/index_en.htm.

The objectives of the evaluation are:

  • To undertake an analysis of the results of EU policy on animal welfare and a comparison with its objectives;
  • To assess the efficiency of the policy in meeting these objectives and its coherence with other areas of EU policy;
  • To establish whether changes are needed to EU policy on animal welfare and to suggest possible improvements to the scope, structure and working practices, having considered different policy options; and
  • To make recommendations for the design of future policy, taking into account socio-economic issues.

As part of the evaluation we are keen to hear the views of stakeholders and are therefore requesting stakeholders to complete this on-line survey to assist us with the evaluation.

The survey is short and easy and can be completed in 15 minutes but allows you to spend longer and give more detailed explanations if you wish. When processing the results to the survey, all responses will be treated as confidential and not attributed to individuals or organisations.

The survey will remain open and online until Friday 31st July 2010.

For further information about the evaluation please visit the project website www.eupaw.eu.

5m Editor