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Why do we need more science in the Region?

The Regional Animal Welfare Center was founded in 2013 with the  support of the RSPCA with the aim to strengthen links between academia, stakeholders and competent authorities in the Balkan region in order to improve the implementation of legislation, standards and best practice in the field of Animal Welfare.

The most important role of RAWC is to provide scientific and technical advice to national bodies and to disseminate research findings and technical innovations.

The 1st Scientific Animal Welfare Conference of RAWC would like to gather the regional specialists and experts to exchange and share their views in order to promote animal welfare science in wider Balkan region.

We would like to give special attention to participation of young researchers from the region. Their active role will contribute towards establishing a network of animal welfare scientists and create opportunities to discuss recent advances in animal welfare science.

RAWC has a long tradition of organising regional workshops, training events and seminars.

In 2020 RAWC will launches a scientific conference with intention to be held every second year bringing the regional scientists and experts together to exchange and debate the regional topics and promote animal welfare through better science.

We call on our members, as well as scientists and particularly young scholars, to participate in this conference by presenting a paper, oral or poster, and taking an active role in our network. The main theme of the congress is “Better science for better animal welfare”.


For the Organizing Committee

Dr. Evangelia Sossidou

EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law

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Professor Donald Broom is the author of over 200 refereed scientific papers and seven books, and a member of the Home Office Animal Procedures Committee and the E.U. Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare.

Upcoming Events

  • RAWC Scientific Conference 2020
    RAWC Scientific Conference 2020
    Mon, 07 Jun
    Zoom Event
    07 Jun 2021, 09:00 – 09:15 CEST
    Zoom Event
    07 Jun 2021, 09:00 – 09:15 CEST
    Zoom Event
    Introducing RAWC Scientific Conference 2020, a one-of-a-kind experience that brings together the most talented and driven animal welfare professionals in the South East Europe. Explore this site to learn about key speakers, our schedule, useful tips and more.
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Evangelia Sossidou - President 

Anna Dedousi

Vlatko Ilieski                          

Aleksandra Hammond Seaman

Tomislav Mikuš                      

Dimitar Terzievski                 

Miroslav Radeski 

Madlen Vasileva 


Donald Broom
Ludovic Toma Czister
Vlatko Ilieski
Jeremy Marchant – Forde
Tomislav Mikuš
Birte Nilsen
Mario Ostović
Evangelia Sossidou
Marijana Vučinić
Manja Zupan

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Without the support of RSPCA International we wouldn’t have the resources and funds necessary to organize our conference.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? We always welcome the opportunity to develop new partnerships, so get in touch if you’d like to help us bring better science for better animal welfare.

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ISAE provides a forum for advances in applied animal behaviour science and education that contributes to a greater understanding of the interactions between humans and other animals and helps to create a better balance between animal welfare and the requirements that humans have of other animals. Our activities are generously supported by a grant from the Open Philanthropy Project.

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We hope you're able to attend. If you have questions about the registration process, our schedule or general information, don’t hesitate to reach out. We are here to help.

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