Visit of the Finnish and Swedish Reference Centres for Animal Welfare

November 2-4th 2021, Helsinki (Finland) and Skara (Sweden).

The coordinator and deputy coordinator of EURCAW-Poultry-SFA took the opportunity to meet with Finnish and Swedish Reference Centres for animal welfare.

The Finnish Centre was represented by Satu Raussi & Tiina Kauppinen, and the Swedish Centre by Lotta berg & Birgitta Staaf-Larsson. During these meetings, respective roles of the national and EU Reference Centres were explained and possible collaborations were identified, among which welfare assessment indicators and training of official services.


The meeting in Sweden was also the opportunity to visit a broiler and a layer farm as an “example of good practice” of rearing fast-growing broiler chickens and layers in aviaries in good welfare conditions.