The Final Event of the Best Practice Hens pilot project will take place in Brussels on Wednesday 3 May from 09:15 to 14:30 in Brussels.

From 9.15 until 10:00 there will be a welcome coffee and the registration of participants will take place. Please be on time as registration may take some time.

Participation in this event is free of charge, but registration is mandatory to participate in the conference IN PERSON. Please register before 18 April 2023 at the following link:

This is the preliminary agenda and can be downloaded here.

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This pilot project is particularly relevant in the context of the Commission’s commitment, in response to the European Citizen’s Initiative End the Cage Age’ to propose legislation to phase out the use of cages for laying hens (and other species). The project aimed to help EU producers to convert conventional egg production systems to higher-welfare alternative systems and to guarantee them that they stay in business by providing practical guidance and recommendations on economic aspects. The findings of this project will also be used by the Commission in the current revision of the animal welfare legislation.

The interpretation will be provided from and to English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish. To participate in the conference IN PERSON, you need to register by 18 April.

Please note that the Commission does not reimburse travel and accommodation costs.

The conference will be web streamed in English:

To follow the web streaming no registration or password is required.

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