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EconWelfare findings, conclusions and recommendations concerning effective policy instruments in the route towards higher animal welfare in the EU

EconWelfare findings, conclusions and recommendations concerning effective policy instruments in the route towards higher animal welfare in the EU

The EconWelfare project has yielded a large number of results (including conceptual frameworks) which may help policy makers of different stakeholder groups to decide on the course they can take to improve farm animal welfare, or to help them understand the choices made by others.

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Report of five national workshops of representatives of farmers' organisations, animal transport companies and dairy and meat industry

Report of five national workshops of representatives of farmers' organisations, animal transport companies and dairy and meat industry

Within the framework of the EconWelfare project five stakeholder workshops have been organised in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Poland, Macedonia and Italy in order to collect the view of chain actors on upgraded animal welfare standards. In each workshop representatives of the farmers' organisations, of the animal transport companies
and of the meat and dairy industry discussed about the advantages and drawbacks of increased levels of animal welfare which go beyond the minimum legal requierements.

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Report of the European stakeholders seminar of retailers, consumers’ organisations and animal welfare protection organisations

Report of the European stakeholders seminar of retailers, consumers’ organisations and animal welfare protection organisations

Within the framework of the EconWelfare project a stakeholder seminar has been organised in Brussels on March 25th, 2010, in collaboration with the Directorate General Health & Consumers of the European Commission, in order to collect the view of society on upgraded animal welfare standards.
The seminar has to be considered as an integration of the research carried out on the attitudes and expectations of consumers and citizens towards increased levels of animal welfare which go beyond the minimum legal requirements based on literature reviews.

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Strengths and weaknesses for the animal of upgraded welfare standards

Strengths and weaknesses for the animal of upgraded welfare standard

Report containing the results of the European expert meeting on the (dis)advantages for the animal of increased animal welfare standards of the EconWelfare project.

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Animal welfare initiatives in Europe

Animal welfare initiatives in Europe

This report is documenting the process of grouping or clustering animal welfare initiatives in a systematic way, which will facilitate the process of identifying and designing appropriate policy instruments. This will also provide an insight into the different range of topics covered by existing animal welfare legislation and standards as well as other non-legislative initiatives.

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Overview of animal welfare standards and initiatives in selected EU and third countries

Overview of animal welfare standards and initiatives in selected EU and third countries

An analysis of the content and the level of different legislations and standards in Europe as well as in selected countries exporting animal products to the European Union. The goal of the analysis and an assessment was to identify the state, level and potential for improvement of animal welfare in legislation and private standards schemes based on a broad and in depth investigation.

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