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High Level Meeting to Discuss Scientific Cooperation on African Swine Fever, 26 February 2016

2. March 2016 - 15:26

On 26 February 2016, many high-level representatives of the European Commission, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Slovakia gathered to discuss scientific cooperation opportunities regarding African swine fever.

The event took place at the Sirius room of Nordic Hotel Forum, Viru väljak 3, 10111 Tallinn, Estonia.

 

 

Programme

 

Thursday, 25 February 2016
Time Event
19.45‑20.00 Gathering at the lobby of Nordic Hotel Forum, Viru väljak 3, Tallinn
20.00‑... Welcome dinner at restaurant Farm, Müürivahe 27 / Viru 11, Tallinn

 

Friday, 26 February 2016
Time Event
10.30‑11.00 Welcome coffee
11.00‑11.10 Welcome and opening remarks by Mr Urmas Kruuse, Minister of Rural Affairs of the Republic of Estonia
11.10‑11.20 Opening remarks by Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner on Health and Food Safety
Session 1. ASF: Europe-wide challenge
11.20‑11.45 ASF in Baltic States and Poland, state of play. Mr Olev Kalda, Chief Veterinary Officer of the Republic of Estonia
11.45‑12.05 Crisis preparedness in unaffected member states. Representatives from Finland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania (5 min each delegation)
12.05‑12.30 ASF in Eastern Europe: achievements and perspectives. Mr Bernard Van-Goethem, Directorate G, DG SANTE
12.30‑12.50 General discussion: future challenges in crisis management, member states' expectations.
12.50‑14.15 Buffet lunch served at the meeting venue
Session 2. ASF: scientific cooperation
14.15‑14.40 Overview of the Baltic and Polish ASF related scientific activities. Mr Arvo Viltrop, University of Life Sciences of Estonia
14.40‑15.00 Overview of the scientific activities in other participating countries. Representatives from Finland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania (5 min each delegation)
15.00‑15.15 Commission views on the scientific cooperation; co-funding opportunities.
15.15‑15.45 General discussion: scientific cooperation opportunities, agreement on possible future steps
15.45‑16.00 Conclusions and closing remarks
– Mr Vytenis Andriukaitis, Commissioner on Health and Food Safety
– Mr Urmas Kruuse, Minister of Rural Affairs of the Republic of Estonia
16.00‑16.30 Farewell coffee
 

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