“Canine traceability in the EU – Towards an EU-wide compatible I&R system” is the title of the 2nd CAROdog technical workshop on dog identification and registration that will take place on 17-18 November 2011, in Teramo (Italy).
Organised by Istituto G. Caporale, Teramo and VIER PFOTEN/FOUR PAWS European Policy Office in Brussels, this workshop aims at sharing updates about the evolution of debates and activities related to I&R in Europe, and to discuss how specific aspects of I&R can become part of future EU legislation. The need of creating an EU-wide database effectively implemented in all Member States and other European Countries, in fact, is acknowledge as an urgent priority in European Countries and requires a debate among various stakeholders.
More specifically, the workshop will address the following issues:
1. Legal basis and framework
2. Technologies and information systems
3. Management, implementation and enforcement
4. Socio-economic implications
5. Information, education and training
6. One Health
Representatives from the Direction General for Health and Consumers of the European Commission, the European Federation of Veterinarians, National Competent Authorities, Universities and Research Institutions, NGOs, private companies, will discuss for two days in Teramo, reviewing the existing databases already in use in different Countries to identify positive aspects and problems.
The workshop will produce a document providing practical suggestions for the inclusion of an EU-wide I&R system in the upcoming Animal Health Law and in the Animal Welfare Strategy of the European Union.
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The CAROdog project started in September 2010, with the launch of the first website on Companion Animal Responsible Ownership and the organisation of the Conference on Responsible Dog Ownership in Europe of October 2010. The aim of the project is to develop activities for the promotion of dog welfare in Europe, through the promotion of responsible ownership and in the framework of a no-kill approach. In May 2011, a second conference was held in Vilnius on animal welfare in the Baltic Region.
After one year, the CAROdog website had 14,595 hits by over 7,988 visitors from 115 countries.
Istituto G. Caporale, Teramo
Campo Boario, 64100 Teramo, Italy
Tel.: +39 0861 3321
Fax +39 0861 332251
VIER PFOTEN/FOUR PAWS
European Policy Office
Ave. de la Renaissance 19/11, B-1000 Bruxelles, Belgium