The Platform aims to gather 75 representatives from stakeholders, NGOs, scientists, Member States, European Economic Area countries, international organisations and the European Food Safety Authority.
The platform will be the first time all Key players in the EU will rendezvous and exchange ideas and experiences, while working to improve animal welfare.
This was set up as a result of increased number of animal welfare cases in Europe. The group will focus on the improved application of the current EU rules on animal welfare. They hope to do this through exchanges of information, best practices and the direct involvement of stakeholders.
They also will focus on the development and use of voluntary commitments by businesses, and also the promotion of EU animal welfare standards at a global level.
The Platform also aims to promote dialogue among competent authorities, businesses, civil society and scientists on animal welfare issues that are relevant for EU citizens.
Forty members were appointed by the Director General for Health and Food Safety following a call for applications to represent business and professional organisations, organisations from civil society and independent experts from research institutes.
The group will aim to meet twice a year, with the first meeting aimed at identifying the priority areas of work and resources available to share. All information received at the first meeting will be used to propose areas of work for sub groups when established, at a later date.
For more information please visit https://ec.europa.eu/food/animals/welfare_en