VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING
ROADMAP consortium gathered online on 3-4 June 2020 for the Annual Meeting. We had a very fruitful 2-day with interesting presentations from case studies, inspiring discussions and an interactive break-out session of Living Labs.
roadmap's FIRST newsletter is published!
We are happy to announce that our first newsletter is published! This very first issue includes information about the Living Labs, ROADMAP Stakeholders Communities, the ROADMAP management team, introductory video about ROADMAP by the project coordinator Nicolas Fortané and recent publications. Please click the image below to enjoy the read!
General assembly of roadmap
The General Assembly meeting of the ROADMAP project took place in Paris, on 5-7 February 2020.
The discussions during the meeting included the organisation of the case studies, fieldwork activities, on-going research and socio-economic analysis of AMU. We had an impact training on how to best interact with other Work Packages, in particular regarding group discussions with major stakeholders. Within the multi-actor approach, the Living Labs methodology was presented.
At the meeting, we also discussed the guidelines to analyse the various regulatory systems and institutional contexts, as well as agri-food market structures and private standards, that determine AMU in the different countries. The last day of this intense and successful meeting included two parallel training sessions on qualitative methods.
Call for papers: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Antimicrobial Use in Livestock Farming
The research topic "Interdisciplinary approaches to antimicrobial use in livestock farming" in Frontiers in Vet science, seeks to create bridges between qualitative veterinary research on the one hand, and social sciences on the other. The objective is to offer a true interdisciplinary dialogue which takes each side seriously.
Proposals are welcomed which rely on such an interdisciplinary dialogue and try to grasp both individual, collective and structural components of AMU. For more information visit the Frontiers website.
The International Society for Economics and Social Sciences of Animal Health (ISESSAH) was formed at the final NEAT-meeting with the intention to carry on the work of NEAT and to include the field of social science in veterinary related issues. ISESSAH aims to improve animal health and welfare policies, programme and projects through more nuanced use of concepts and tools available in economics and social science disciplines. In the process it will provide opportunities for animal health professionals globally to achieve wider societal benefits from animals in society.
UPDATE: Due to Covid-19, the ISESSAH 2020 conference is postponed to 13 – 14 November 2020 and it will take place in Copenhagen. The main topic will be “Economics and social science applied to animal health surveillance“. For more information, please visit the website.
ROADMAP participated in Fitter LIvestock Farming workshop
ROADMAP participated in the FitterLivestockFarming Workshop about “What R&I can deliver to support climate mitigation and adaptation in livestockfarming on 6 November 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. The workshop was jointly organized by Animal Task Force (ATF) and Common Dissemination Booster (CDB) cluster projects. Marie-Helene Pinard talked about the aim of the ROADMAP project and mentioned that linking health and management data with the environmental data is crucial. This workshop brought together animal scientists with livestock professionals and advisors, as well as researchers, non-profit & societal organisations and industry representatives. By joining this workshop, ROADMAP had a chance to meet the stakeholders in the early project’s lifetime.