The EURL-AP provides scientific and technical assistance to the DG SANTE in relation to the development of European Union feed legislation. Typically this assistance on request of the European Commission can occur through different ways :
- Organization of collaborative studies including reporting
- Elaboration of technical and scientific notes
- State of the art of methods and techniques
The EURL-AP’s expertise is also requested for solving crises or incidents linked to the incorrect use of prohibited animal proteins. Official counter analyses and related reporting belongs therefore also to the EURL-AP scope of activities for the benefits of the European authorities and NRLs.
In order to keep its scientific and technical skills at the highest possible level of excellence, the EURL-AP as a part of the hosting institute, the Walloon Agricultural Research Centre is working under ISO 17025 and ISO 17043 accreditation.
Conferences and meetings
Getting information and sharing results with the scientific community is crucial for informing the European authorities. So EURL-AP scientists participate yearly to international forums or committees of official organizations dealing with the detection and identification of animal proteins in feedstuffs. The EURL-AP is attending meetings from the next scientific institutions and groups :
In order to fulfil his role the EURL-AP is also actively attending meetings, workshops and conferences with research societies and groups participating in the development of standardized methods, news analytical methods for the detection of animal proteins in feedstuffs and their implementation.
Additionally numerous contacts and collaborative works are realized with Universities, research institutes, labs,… :
- UCLouvain (Belgium)
- Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech – ULiège (Belgium)
- UNamur (Belgium)
- CER Groupe (Belgium)
- Norwegian Institute of Marine Research (Norway)
- Joint Research Centre (European Union)
- Wageningen University & Research (The Netherlands)
- Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
- China Agricultural University (China)