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European Union Reference Centre for Animal Welfare
for Poultry and other small farmed animals

French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety              
Direction de la Stratégie et des Programmes (DSP)
14 rue Pierre et Marie Curie






The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) is an administrative public establishment accountable to the French Ministries of Health, Agriculture, the Environment, Labour and Consumer Affairs. ANSES undertakes monitoring, expert assessment, research and reference activities in a broad range of topics that encompass human health, animal health and welfare, and plant health.


The Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA) is a research institute owned by the Government of Catalonia adscribed to the Department of Agriculture and ruled by private regulations.

IRTA’s mission is to contribute to modernising, improving, boosting competitiveness, and fostering sustainable development in the sectors of agriculture, food, agroforestry, aquaculture, and fishing. But also, in all areas of activity directly or indirectly related to the supply of healthy, high-quality foodstuffs to end consumers, while also contributing to food safety and safe processing of foodstuffs and in general enhancing the health and well-being of the population.


The department of Animal Science (ANIS) is part of Aarhus University which is is a major Danish university with a strong international reputation across the entire research spectrum.

The objective of the Department of Animal Science is to carry out basic, strategic and applied research in issues relating to the nutrition, health and welfare of livestock, companion animals and humans. The Department has extensive experimental facilities and a large number of staff to undertake the care of animals and experimental activities.


The mission of the Zooprophylactic Experimental Institute of Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna (IZSLER) is "to operate in favour of public health and production activities in the agro-food sector in compliance with ethical values, for the purpose of the socio-economic development of the country". The vision that IZSLER proposes is designed by the combination of research, technical-scientific support and training, which are indispensable tools for carrying out the mission.