Visit of the Greek Reference Centre for Animal Welfare

September 27-29th 2021, Thessaloniki, Greece.

At the occasion of the annual meeting of the working group IX “Poultry welfare and management” of WPSA (World Poultry Science Association) that was held in Thessaloniki (Greece), some members of the Centre took the opportunity to meet with local welfare researchers.

This visit was the opportunity to organize a meeting with the Greek Reference Centre for animal welfare, represented by Dr. Evengelina Sossidou. During this meeting, respective roles of the national and EU references Centres were explained and possible collaborations were identified, among which welfare assessment indicators and training of official services.

The meeting was also the opportunity to visit a broiler farm as an “example of good practice” of rearing fast-growing broiler chickens in good welfare conditions.