Programme of 1st ecopa Workshop: 14/10/2000 – 15/10/2000 Impact of platforms on reduction, replacement and refinement in the EU Day 1 (Saturday)
09:00 – 09:15Welcome and Introduction by Prof. V. Rogiers (Vrije Universiteit Brussel/B)
09:15 – 09:30Welcome address by HRH Prince Laurent of Belgium (to be confirmed)
09:30 – 10:00Dr. B. Garthoff (D):
“The concept of consensus in animal welfare and implementation of alternative methods as the basis for further progress in the 3 Rs concept”
10:00 – 10:15Coffee break
Session 1: Views and requests of relevant public organisations Chairperson: Dr. A. J. van Iersel (NL)
10:15 – 10:35The European Commission, repr. of DG Environment. E2, Dr. J. Vogelgesang (EU):
“How can platforms assist in fostering the pan-European approach to animal welfare issues and alternatives implementation?”
10:35 – 10:55Verbraucherinitiative e.V., Mr. V. Lübke (D):
“How do platforms enforce the consumers requirements for animal welfare?”
10:55 – 11:15Prof. M. Balls, ECVAM JRC, DG Environment (EU):
“ecopa – Possible interaction with ECVAM and the other interacting partners.”
11:15 – 11:35Dr. B. van den Bos, MEP for the Democratic Liberals (NL):
“How should ecopa interact with the European Parliament and the Commission?”
11:35 – 11:55The Scientific Media, repr. by “Nature”, Mrs. S. Abdulla (UK):
“How can the existence of platforms work to defuse the confrontation, and support the alternative approach of scientists?
11:55 – 12:10Coffee break
12:10 – 13:10Podium discussion:
“Is a EU consensus platform useful from the point of view of the Eurogroup (Dr. D. Wilkins), EBRA (Dr. M. Matfield), academia (Prof. J. Castell) and legislation (Prof. N. Thorn)”
Chairperson: Prof. Bert van Zutphen (NL)
13:10 – 14:30Lunch
Session 2: The creation, further development and current programs of national platforms Chairpersons: Prof. J. Castell (E), Prof. V. Rogiers (B)
14:30 – 14:45Netherlands: Dr. P. de Greeve, PAD/NL
14:45 – 15:00Belgium: Dr. J.-P. Beaufays, BPAM/B
15:00 – 15:15Germany: Dr. A. Schlitt, set/D
15:15 – 15:30Spain: Prof. J. Castell, E
15:30 – 15:45Denmark: Prof. N. Thorn, DK
15:45 – 16:00Coffee Break
10-minute-presentations of developing platforms, organisations and institutions:
16:00 – 16:10Sweden: Mrs. K. Gabrielson
16:10 – 16:20Finland: Mrs. R. Salmi
16:20 – 16:30Italy: Dr. A. Stammati
16:30 – 16:40UK: Prof. I. Hughes
16:40 – 16:50Austria: Dr. H. Appl
16:50 – 17:30other countries comments:
Switzerland: Prof. P. Maier
Norway: Prof. A. Smith
Czech Republic: Dr. D. Jírová
Poland: Dr. K. Rydzynski
Day 2 (Sunday)
08:00 – 09:00Breakfast
09:00 – 11:00Session 3: Future issues to be covered by ecopa
Chairpersons: Prof. J. Mulder (NL), Prof. H. Spielmann (D)
Participants split up in two discussion groups to identify important issues to be covered by ecopa.
11:00 – 11:15Coffe break
11:15 – 13:15Session 4 (Part 1): Future program of ecopa
Chairperson: Dr. B. Garthoff (D)
Presentation of the discussion groups’ results to be followed by a plenary discussion.
13:15 – 14:30Sandwich lunch
14:30 – 15:30Session 4 (Part 2): Final recommendations: Definition of action plan and follow up structure/task of ecopa
Chairperson: Dr. A. J. van Iersel (NL)