The general objective of the OIE Platform on animal welfare for Europe is to improve animal welfare in all 53 countries of Europe and to empower Veterinary Services to take action on animal welfare in compliance with OIE standards.

More specifically, the Platform intends to: 

Raise awareness and achieve high level of understanding of animal welfare in the European region;

Progressively advance with the implementation of the OIE standards on animal welfare;

Encourage the participation in the OIE standards setting process.