The purpose of NordCAW is to facilitate communication regarding animal welfare between science, authorities, primary producers and a wider public in the Nordic countries.
NordCAW was started by the Animal Welfare Centers in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Since then it has expanded to include also other Nordic countries such as Iceland, Faroe Islands and the Baltic states Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Its mission is to communicate Nordic Animal Welfare within the Nordic and European hemisphere.
Picture from NordCAW Seminar/Workshop 24 November 2015. Photo: Lotta Berg
Danish Centre for Animal Welfare (DCAW) and NordCAW hosted a two day seminar on Animal Welfare in Copenhagen on October 3 and 4 2017.
The first day focused on how animal welfare is perceived by farmers and consumers as well as on how specific animal welfare schemes and initiatives may give added value and increased welfare to animals. The second say focused on application of animal-based welfare indicators in animal welfare assessment.
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NordCAW hosted a seminar the 1th of December 2016 with the theme "How European Union Reference Centres for Animal Welfare could be organized".
NordCAW hosted a seminar on different aspects on communication in animal welfare, 24 November 2015, in Uppsala.