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Animal Health and Welfare ERA-Net

This was the 2nd joint call for transnational research projects of the Animal Health and Welfare (ANIHWA) ERA-Net initiative.


  • ANIHWA (involves 18 partner organisations and two associated partners in 15 European countries)

Funding total

£2M from BBSRC (total budget from all Member States for this call was €11M).

BBSRC has committed up to £2M for this call.

Number of project funded

11 projects funded, of which 7 were eligible for BBSRC funding. Please see file below for funding details.

Awarded grants (XLSX 13KB)

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To develop a sustainable focused network of national research funders for the purpose of coordinating activities, sharing information and improving coordination and collaboration in research on animal health and welfare of farm animals, including fish and bees.

Key aims

  • To develop integrated animal health and welfare research policies and activities at the EU-wide level
  • To optimise the research provision that underpins EU animal health and welfare policy development and policy implementation, and the sustainability of the EU livestock industries through the coordination of funding to develop improved tools for the control of health and welfare threats of livestock
  • To increase the capacity of European animal health and welfare science and research, in order to maintain and develop EU expertise in this field and maintain Europe's competitiveness in the global Animal Health & Welfare market