Dear participants,

Some good news before the summer break are here – 1st RAWC Conference has new dates – March, 2nd and 3rd 2021.

Invited speakers lineup stays the same (a big thank you to all of our invited speakers), hotel venue is the same (Hotel Capsis), and of course, we are staying in Thessaloniki. Please keep in mind that paid fees will certainly be valid for the new dates.

We would once again like to thank you for all your patience and the messages of support received since the postponement.

Kind regards,

RAWC Conference

Organising Committee

Pramenka sheep

The 1st Scientific Animal Welfare Conference of RAWC will bring together the international and regional specialists and experts to exchange and share their views in order to promote animal welfare science in wider South-East Europe region. The Conference emphasis is on the topics important for the region.

We would like to give special attention to participation of young researchers, as they will have an important role to play in advancing of animal welfare science in the region.

We are very happy to publish draft PROGRAM for the upcoming 1st RAWC Scientific conference. As you all know Conference will take place on 10-11. of March 2020, in Thessaloniki, Greece.

We would like to use this opportunity to thank all of you for submitting your very interesting abstracts. 

Please keep in mind that this is a great and unique opportunity to meet and network with a lot of people from the South East European region working in the field of Animal welfare as we have the presenters coming from 18 different countries!

Welcome to Thessaloniki!






EARLY BIRD - 199€ (before Feb 1st, 2020)

Regular Price - 250€

Special offer for PhD students - 180€



  • Animals in communities (companion animals, stray animals, backyard and traditional farming, One Health,...)

  • Animals in food production (on farm, transport, slaughter,...)

  • Human-animal relationship (socio-economic and ethical context,...)

  • Animals and the environment (ZOO, climate impact, protection of habitats, wildlife population management, ecology modeling, One Welfare,...)

  • Animals in research and education (3R, harm/benefit analysis, humane endpoints,...)

We would like to hear from anyone interested in making a contribution to the above themes.

Please send an extended abstract to, using the following criteria:

  • In English;

  • Two pages with TOP 5 references relevant to your paper (Please find abstract example HERE);

  • State whether you would prefer to present a poster or oral presentation; 

Selected abstracts will be published (after submission and review process) as full papers in the Open Access Journal Veterinarski arhiv (SCI Expanded) free of charge!



Don’t Miss Out


Deadline for abstract submission


Decision on all accepted abstracts and those selected for full publication

APRIL 2020

Deadline for submission of selected full papers


Early bird registration closes (all delegates, including speakers, pay registration)