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Food Safety

Expert group on Animal Health

About the group

The aim of this group is to:

  • Advise the Commission on issues relating to animal health legislation, its implementation and policy development
  • Exchange information, experience and good practice on animal health covered by EU legislation

Its tasks are:

  • Assist the Commission in defining policy and preparing legislation or delegated acts
  • Give expertise on implementing EU legislation, programmes and policies, on coordination with EU countries and stakeholders

See Commission Register of Expert Groups for information on this group (code E00930).

Meetings 2022

Meeting of the expert group on possible amendments to Delegated Regulations (EU) 2020/686 and 2020/692 as regards germinal products

Expert group meeting on end-points for fertilisers containing animal by-products

Expert group on a delegated act on rules for the use of veterinary medicinal products for prevention and control of certain listed diseases under Regulation (EU) 2016/429

Expert Group meeting on rabies serology

Meetings 2021

Expert Group meetings on germinal products

Expert group on a delegated act on rules for the use of veterinary medicinal products for prevention and control of certain listed diseases under Regulation (EU) 2016/429

Expert Group to discuss draft Delegated Regulation supplementing Animal Health Law as regards the Union antigen, vaccine and diagnostic reagent banks

Meetings 2020

Expert Group to discuss draft Delegated Regulations amending Commission Delegated Regulations (EU) 2019/2035, 2020/686, 2020/687, 2020/688, 2020/689, 2020/692

Expert group on a delegated act on rules for the use of veterinary medicinal products for prevention and control of certain listed diseases under Regulation (EU) 2016/429

Meetings 2019

Expert group on a delegated act on approval, registration and movements according to the Animal Health Law as it relates to aquatic animals

Expert group on a delegated act on surveillance, eradication programmes and disease free status according to the Animal Health Law as it relates to aquatic animals

Expert Group to discuss a delegated act on prevention and control rules of certain listed diseases under Regulation (EU) 2016/429

  • Expert group meetings on prevention and control rules of certain listed diseases

Expert group on a delegated act on surveillance, eradication programmes and disease free status according to the Animal Health Law (terrestrial animals)

Expert group to discuss a draft delegated act on the movement within the Union of terrestrial animals and hatching eggs under Regulation (EU) 2016/429

Meetings 2018

Expert group on a delegated act on surveillance, eradication programmes and disease free status according to the Animal Health Law as it relates to aquatic animals

Expert group meeting on a delegated act on surveillance, eradication programmes and disease free status according to the Animal Health Law

Expert Group to discuss a delegated act on prevention and control rules of certain listed diseases under Regulation (EU) 2016/429

Expert group to discuss a draft delegated act on the entry into the Union of animals, germinal products and products of animal origin under Regulation (EU) 2016/429

  • Expert group meetings on entry into the Union of animals, germinal products and products of animal origin
  • Expert group meetings on entry into the Union of animals and products of animal origin
  • Expert group meetings on entry into the Union of products of animal origin

Expert group to discuss animal health requirement for the movements within the Union and the entry into the Union of poultry, captive birds and hatching eggs under Regulation (EU) 2016/429

Expert Group meetings on germinal products

Expert group to discuss a working document in relation to a draft delegated act supplementing Regulation (EU) 2016/429 as regards registration of transporters and approval of certain establishments keeping terrestrial animals

Expert group to discuss a draft delegated act on the movement within the Union of terrestrial animals and hatching eggs under Regulation (EU) 2016/429

Expert group in relation to a draft delegated act on supplementary animal health requirements for movements of ungulates to other Member States under Regulation (EU) 2016/429

Expert Group meeting on identification, movement and certification of equine animals

Expert group meeting on listing of animal diseases relevant for Union intervention according to the Animal Health Law

Meetings 2017

Expert group meeting on listing of animal diseases relevant for Union intervention according to the Animal Health Law

Expert group meeting on animal health requirements for intra EU movements and the entry into the EU of products of animal origin

Expert Group meeting on identification, movement and certification of equine animals

Expert Group meetings on germinal products

Expert Group meetings on a Commission Delegated Act under Regulation (EU) 2016/1012 ("Animal Breeding Regulation")

Expert group meeting on bee health

Specific, reduced setting of meetings for this group takes place within the framework of the Animal Health Advisory Committee. This means the participation of only the 3 representatives of Chief Veterinary Officers of three Member States of past, present and future Presidency, joining EU animal health stakeholders participating in the Committee meetings. More information on these meetings (including agendas, presentations etc.).

Meetings 2016

Expert Group meeting on a Commission Delegated Act under Regulation (EU) 2016/1012 ("Animal Breeding Regulation")

Meetings 2015

The deliberations from these meetings are summarised in the official position of the European Union to be proposed for adoption at the 83th General Session in May 2015 on the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code and OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code, respectively.

The summaries and other details of other meetings of this group will be available shortly.

Meetings 2014

Meetings for coordination of EU position at OIE General Session

The deliberations from these meetings are summarised in the official position of the European Union towards the OIE on the reports of its Terrestrial Animal Health Standards Commission and Aquatic Animal Health Standards Commission, respectively.

The deliberations from these meetings are summarised in the official position of the European Union to be proposed for adoption at the 82th General Session in May 2014 on the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code and OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code, respectively.

Expert group meeting on evaluation of EU legislations as regards Ostreid herpes virus 1 microvariants (Oshv-1 µvar),

Specific, reduced setting of meetings for this group takes place within the framework of the Animal Health Advisory Committee. This means the participation of only the 3 representatives of Chief Veterinary Officers of three Member States of past, present and future Presidency, joining EU animal health stakeholders participating in the Committee meetings. More information on these meetings (including agendas, presentations etc.).

Meetings 2013

Meetings on animal disease categorisation:

2 December: Joint meeting of the national reference laboratories for African Horse sickness and bluetongue

5 July: Meeting on new type of Sarcocystis-like parasite in rainbow trout at farms in continental Sweden

13 June: Specific meeting in the context of the Conference on Animal, Plant and Control Package: Smarter Rules for Safer Food

3-4 June: Meeting of the national reference laboratories for African swine fever (ASF) and classical swine fever (CSF),

14 March: Expert group meeting on the aquatic diagnostic manual,

Specific, reduced setting of meetings for this group takes place within the framework of the Animal Health Advisory Committee. This means the participation of only the 3 representatives of Chief Veterinary Officers of three Member States of past, present and future Presidency, joining EU animal health stakeholders participating in the Committee meetings. More information on these meetings (including agendas, presentations etc.).

Meetings 2012

7 December: Expert group meeting on animal health law

3 October: Specific meeting in the context of the Conference on Economics of Animal Health: A price worth paying?,

30-31 May: 16th annual meeting of the national reference laboratories for fish diseases,

14-15 March: Annual meeting of National Reference Laboratories for mollusc diseases,

Meetings for coordination of EU position at OIE General Session

  • 16 April (to discuss the animal health chapters of the OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code)
  • 12 April (to discuss the animal welfare chapters of the OIE Terrestrial and Aquatic Animal Health Codes)
  • 10-11 April (to discuss the animal health chapters of the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code)

The deliberations from these meetings are summarised in the official position of the European Union to be proposed for adoption at the 80th General Session in May 2012 on the OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code and OIE Aquatic Animal Health Code, respectively.

Specific, reduced setting of meetings for this group takes place within the framework of the Animal Health Advisory Committee. This means the participation of only the 3 representatives of Chief Veterinary Officers of three Member States of past, present and future Presidency, joining EU animal health stakeholders participating in the Committee meetings. More information on these meetings (including agendas, presentations etc.).

  • Series of expert group meetings on Schmallenberg virus - Summary