Best Practice Hens FINAL EVENT will take place in Brussels on 3 May 2023

The Final Event of the Best Practice Hens pilot project will take place 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 the conference IN PERSON. Please register before 18 April 2023 at the following link:

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The agenda can be downloaded HERE.

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The interpretation will be provided from and to English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish. Please note that the Commission does not reimburse travel and accommodation costs.

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 conference will be web streamed in English: Registration or password is not required to follow web streaming.

Supporting documents for the event:

Best Practices for Egg Production in non-cage systems

Protocol for Practical welfare assessment for pullet and laying hen commercial flocks