2020 at a glance

Agri-Food Chain Coalition Networking Reception
Agri-Food Chain Coalition Networking Reception

17/02/2020 – Key event with a brand new European Parliament to encourage dialogue when addressing the challenges of food systems and setting priorities for the evolution of the EU agri-food sector.
AnimalhealthEurope Welcomes European Parliament Resolution to Protect Companion Animals
AnimalhealthEurope Welcomes European Parliament Resolution to Protect Companion Animals

13/02/2020 – We welcomed the Resolution on the illegal trade in companion animals, supported by an overwhelming majority of members of the European Parliament.
European Industries Welcome Important Industry Focus from European Commission
European Industries Welcome Important Industry Focus from European Commission

11/03/2020 – Industry4Europe, a coalition of 154 sector Associations representing the diversity of the EU’s industrial base, welcomed the European Commission’s New Industrial Strategy for Europe.
Contributing to COVID-19 relief efforts
Contributing to COVID-19 relief efforts

09/04/2020 – AnimalhealthEurope and members took action on a number of levels to support the animal health community and our wider European society during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Promoting Prevention is Better than Cure Together with Vets
Promoting Prevention is Better than Cure Together with Vets

20/04/2020 – We came together with Fecava and FVE for World Animal Vaccination Day, to highlight the importance of animal vaccination, improved animal health management and a greater One Health implementation.
EU Farm to Fork Strategy: AnimalhealthEurope Supports an EU Food System Transformation Based On Innovation
EU Farm to Fork Strategy: AnimalhealthEurope Supports an EU Food System Transformation Based On Innovation

We supported the European Commission's ambition for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system
We join 70+ signatories on Open Letter on the Value of Animal Agriculture
We join 70+ signatories on Open Letter on the Value of Animal Agriculture

05/06/2020 – AnimalhealthEurope joined experts on a call for better recognition of livestock farming, in supporting global nutrition and...
DISCONTOOLS Disease Sheets for Research Programmes
DISCONTOOLS Disease Sheets for Research Programmes

01/09/2020 – The DISCONTOOLS Disease Sheets offer a comprehensive format to support research programme managers and decision makers in...
Livestock Farming in Europe: What Does Sustainability Look Like?
Livestock Farming in Europe: What Does Sustainability Look Like?

09/09/2020 – In an online debate with Commissioner Kyriakides and MEP Norbert Lins, we discussed the EU Farm to Fork strategy and how the...
Welcome Parliamentary Recognition of Efforts to Ensure Environmental Safety Of Veterinary Pharmaceuticals
Welcome Parliamentary Recognition of Efforts to Ensure Environmental Safety Of Veterinary Pharmaceuticals

17/09/2020 – Key aspects of veterinary medicine use and authorisation processes were positively recognised in the EP Resolution on pharmaceuticals in the environment.
EU Influencers Gather to Discuss #PetPower
EU Influencers Gather to Discuss #PetPower

01/10/2020 – AnimalhealthEurope and FEDIAF came together ahead of World Animal Day to highlight the important role that pets have played...
Brexit position: Protecting Animals, their Health, and our Food Supply Across Europe
Brexit position: Protecting Animals, their Health, and our Food Supply Across Europe

01/10/2020 – We called for practical solutions in Brexit negotiations to ensure continued, uninterrupted supply of medicines for animals...
TOPRA Veterinary Medicines Symposium
TOPRA Veterinary Medicines Symposium

05/10/2020 – This annual symposium discussed strategic developments in the EU regulatory network, regulation versus innovation, and...
African Swine Fever Declaration and Info Page
African Swine Fever Declaration and Info Page

10/10/2020 – AnimalhealthEurope members joined together with HealthforAnimals to publish a Declaration on African Swine Fever. An info...
Global Benchmarking Survey 2020 published
Global Benchmarking Survey 2020 published

13/10/2020 – This survey, conducted every 5 years, measures regulatory systems around the world and their impact on the competitiveness...
AnimalhealthEurope Welcomes Council Conclusions on EU Farm to Fork Strategy
AnimalhealthEurope Welcomes Council Conclusions on EU Farm to Fork Strategy

19/10/2020 – We welcomed the highlighting of the importance of animal health and its key role in the implementation of the EU Farm to...
Responsible Use of Veterinary Antibiotics well-established in Europe
Responsible Use of Veterinary Antibiotics well-established in Europe

21/10/2020 – 25 European countries register a 34.6% overall decline in sales of antibiotics for animal health purposes, the result of...
Greater One Health Dialogue Needed for a Healthier Future
Greater One Health Dialogue Needed for a Healthier Future

03/11/2020 – We encouraged greater exchange between human health, animal health and environmental disciplines, to develop practical...
Taking a global approach to the quality of veterinary medicines
Taking a global approach to the quality of veterinary medicines

16/11/2020 – Every year we participate in a global programme to set international standards for the regulatory oversight of veterinary...
Preserving Antibiotics: Animal Health Sector United and Supporting Europe’s Farmers In Responsible Use Efforts
Preserving Antibiotics: Animal Health Sector United and Supporting Europe’s Farmers In Responsible Use Efforts

18/11/2020 – We called for greater recognition of efforts already made in Europe’s animal sector to form the basis of both continued...
The European Animal Medicines Industry in Figures
The European Animal Medicines Industry in Figures

24/11/2020 – We published the latest sales and employment figures, alongside geographical presence, animal populations, and the...
First-ever European Livestock Voice Debate: Is livestock really destroying the planet?
First-ever European Livestock Voice Debate: Is livestock really destroying the planet?

30/11/2020 – Through European Livestock Voice, we organised a first in a series of debates on the topics addressed in our MeattheFacts...
Working towards a modernised set of rules for veterinary medicines
Working towards a modernised set of rules for veterinary medicines

Throughout 2020 – We’ve been actively contributing to all the public consultations on the numerous topics covered by the...