AnimalhealthEurope has initiated or partnered in a number of platforms and coalitions linked to wider animal health topics. We also participate actively in various EU initiatives, ensuring the voice of the animal medicines industry is heard amongst the various stakeholders.
The Agri-Food Chain Coalition represents 11 leading industry associations across the agri-food chain: CELCAA (European Liaison Committee for the Agricultural and Agri-Food Trade), CEMA (European Agricultural Machinery), COCERAL (European Association of cereals, rice, feedstuffs, oilseeds, olive oil, oils and fats and agro supply trade), Copa-Cogeca (European Farmers and Agri-Cooperatives), ECPA (European Crop Protection Association), ESA (European Seed Association), EuropaBio (European Association for Bio Industries), FEFAC (European Feed Manufacturers Federation), Fertilizers Europe (European Fertilizers Association), FoodDrinkEurope (European Food and Drink Industry), AnimalhealthEurope (European Animal Health Industry).
The DISCONTOOLS project is a joint initiative of the animal health industry and a wide range of stakeholders including the research community, regulators, international organisations, veterinarians and farmers. It provides a database for focusing and prioritising research that ultimately delivers new and improved vaccines, pharmaceuticals and diagnostic tests. The project began as an FP7 EU project and currently is funded by a consortium of EU member states, with industry providing secretariat support. The database is an important resource for public and private funders of animal health research to identify research gaps and develop their research agendas. DISCONTOOLS is also a key resource for the STAR-IDAZ international research consortium on animal health.
The European Animal Research Association (EARA) is a European organisation that communicates and advocates biomedical research using animals by providing accurate and evidence-based information. the association aims to educate the public on its benefits, cooperating with research stakeholders, and promoting the creation and development of national networks.
European Livestock Voice is a multi-stakeholder group of like-minded EU partners in the livestock food chain who united to bring back a balanced debate on livestock farming. Partner associations representing sectors ranging from animal health to feed, to breeding and animal farming and farmers, aim to inform the public about the societal value of livestock production and its contribution to global challenges, offering another perspective in the ongoing debates.
The European Partnership on Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) is an unprecedented collaboration between the European Commission and major companies from seven industry sectors, among which the animal health industry. The partners are committed to pooling knowledge, research and resources to accelerate the development, validation and acceptance of alternative approaches to animal testing.
EPRUMA was established in 2005 with the mission of promoting the responsible use of medicines in animals in the EU. The initiative comprises the following stakeholders: COPA/COGECA (farmers and co-operatives), EISA (European Initiative for Sustainable Development in Agriculture), EMVD (veterinary diagnostics), FECAVA (small animal veterinarians), FEFAC (feed manufacturers), FESASS (animal-health farmer organisations), FVE (veterinary surgeons), AnimalhealthEurope (animal health industry) and PGEU (pharmacists).
Pet Alliance Europe is coordinated by AnimalhealthEurope and the European Pet Food Federation (FEDIAF). The objective of the platform is to raise awareness on responsible pet ownership and promote the many benefits of pets to enhance the lives of all Europeans. Our work centres around the promotion of the human-animal bond, which we have renamed #PetPower.
AnimalhealthEurope plays a key role in the Secretariat for the International Research Consortium on Animal Health (SIRCAH). Building on STAR-IDAZ (Global Strategic Alliances for the Coordination of Research on the Major Infectious Diseases of Animals and Zoonoses) an International Research Consortium (IRC) of research funders and programme owners, aiming to maximise funding for coordinated animal health research, with a higher level of commitment was launched at an event hosted by the European Commission in Brussels on 27 January 2016.
KREAVET supports companies, research/public institutions and professional organisations to meet today’s challenges in the field of animal health and sustainable livestock farming. Kreavet offers specific expertise in the field of veterinary parasitology, epidemiology and socio-economics of animal health. AnimalhealthEurope sources Kreavet expertise particularly in the field of research & development, strategic collaborations and training.