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Expert assessment: Avian Influenza

Petra Muellner has recently contributed to a European Commision (EC)/European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) initiative to identify research priorities in animal influenza; acting as invited Expert, Reviewer and Session Chair (Surveillance and Risk Assessment). 

The objective of the workshop and review was a “review of achievements and limitations of EU projects of the last 10 years and other research initiatives, discuss gaps and priorities for research needs on animal influenza, taking into account the European and International framework and the policy needs perspective”.

Twenty-four scientists, including representatives of EU funded projects, delegates of relevant European and International organisations (FAO and OIE) as well as the United States Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) participated in the workshop together with a dozen representatives from the European Commission's Agricultural, Research and Innovation and Health and Food Safety departments, the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC), EFSA and the EU Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza.

The outcome of the workshop will feed into policy developments in the context of Horizon 2020, the EU Research and Innovation Programme. 

  Event report available here.

  • Client:

    European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Commission’s Directorates General for Agriculture and Rural Development and for Research and Innovation

  • Categories:

    Epidemiology and veterinary public health, Review and evaluation, International animal health and trade

  • Project completed:2015