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Building Back Better - 10 September 2020

Overview

The European Union’s recovery plans to build back better after the coronavirus crisis include ambitious proposals to reinforce research and innovation and kick-start the economy. Next Generation EU is an opportunity for Europe to once again become the global game-changer in replacing animal research with new approach methodologies and to be the world’s powerhouse in humane and human-relevant science. To do this will require a coordinated and ambitious pro-active strategy across and within the institutions of the EU, member states, industry and academia. If not now, when?

There is growing awareness of the limitations of animal research and its inability to make reliable predictions for humans. In recent years, the USA has come to dominate the cell-based and in-vitro toxicology markets.

Come and join a broad range of stakeholders from the EU and the US in this online conference to talk about the contribution new approach methodologies can make to delivering the EU Green Deal and to building back better all over the world; initiatives underway in Europe and North America to replace animal testing; what programmes like Horizon Europe can do to bring about a paradigm shift and how applying the logic of targets could be the important next step.

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Confirmed speakers

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Michael Balls

Emeritus Professor

University of Nottingham

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Franz Lamplmair

Adviser for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing. DG GROW

European Commission

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Carla Matias dos Santos

Research Counsellor

Permanent Representation of Portugal to the EU

anna

Anna Lönnroth Sjödén

Head of Healthy Lives Unit, DG Research and Innovation

European Commission

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Vanessa-Mae

Ambassador

Cruelty Free International

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Dr Hermes Sanctorum

Consultant and Former Member of the Flemish Parliament and Belgian Senator

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Dr Katy Taylor

Director of Science and Regulatory Affairs

Cruelty Free Europe

Michelle Thew

Michelle Thew

CEO

Cruelty Free International

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Eleonora Evi

Member

European Parliament

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Thomas Hartung, MD, PhD

Professor

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health

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Elisabet Berggren

Deputy Head of Unit of the Chemicals Safety & Alternative Methods Unit

JRC, European Commission

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David Thomas

Solicitor and Co-Founder

Advocates for Animals

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Dr Luísa Bastos

Head of the Animals in Science Programme

Eurogroup for Animals

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Ryan Titley

Director of Projects

European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN)

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Dr Carol Treasure

Founder & CEO

XCellR8

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Debby Weijers MsC

Director

Stichting Proefdiervrij Netherlands

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Dr Dani Loughran

Managing Director

Aston Chemicals Ltd 

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Tanja Timmermans

Programme Manager

Netherlands’ Transition Programme for Innovative Animal-Free Research

More speakers to be announced shortly.

Agenda

Note: All session timings below are in Central European Summer Time (CEST)

2020-09-10
2020-09-10
10:00 - 10:15
Opening Keynote
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Professor Michael Balls
Emeritus Professor, University of Nottingham
10:15 - 11:00
Opening Plenary: Ten years on from directive 2010/63/EU – Time for action
Opening Plenary: Ten years on from directive 2010/63/EU – Time for action image
Tilly Metz
Member, European Parliament
Opening Plenary: Ten years on from directive 2010/63/EU – Time for action image
Dr Katy Taylor
Director of Science and Regulatory Affairs, Cruelty Free Europe
Opening Plenary: Ten years on from directive 2010/63/EU – Time for action image
Thomas Hartung, MD, PhD
MD, PhD, Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health
11:05 - 12:10
Workshop 1: Change in action – Initiatives to prioritise non-animal research around the world

Session focus: Examining examples of pro-active replacement and reduction plans

Workshop 1: Change in action – Initiatives to prioritise non-animal research around the world image
Michelle Thew
CEO, Cruelty Free International
Workshop 1: Change in action – Initiatives to prioritise non-animal research around the world image
Dr Warren S. Casey
US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
and Executive Director of ICCVAM
Workshop 1: Change in action – Initiatives to prioritise non-animal research around the world image
Tanja Timmermans
Programme Manager, Netherlands’ Transition Programme for Innovative
Animal-Free Research
Workshop 1: Change in action – Initiatives to prioritise non-animal research around the world image
Franz Lamplmair
Adviser for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing. DG GROW, European Commission
Workshop 1: Change in action – Initiatives to prioritise non-animal research around the world image
Dr Hermes Sanctorum
Consultant and Former Member of the Flemish Parliament and Belgian Senator
12:10 - 13:30
Workshop 2: Kickstarting economic recovery through European investment in non-animal research and innovation

Session focus: There is a strong call for the EU to take the lead in sustainable science and sustainable innovations and solutions. How can investment in non-animal research create drive forward economic recovery in Europe?

Workshop 2: Kickstarting economic recovery through European investment in non-animal research and innovation image
John Howarth
Director, Politics Without Borders
Workshop 2: Kickstarting economic recovery through European investment in non-animal research and innovation image
Maria Spyraki
Member, European Parliament
Workshop 2: Kickstarting economic recovery through European investment in non-animal research and innovation image
Marisa Matias
Member, European Parliament
Workshop 2: Kickstarting economic recovery through European investment in non-animal research and innovation image
Elisabet Berggren
Deputy Head of Unit of the Chemicals Safety & Alternative Methods Unit,
JRC, European Commission
Workshop 2: Kickstarting economic recovery through European investment in non-animal research and innovation image
Anna Lönnroth Sjödén
Head of Healthy Lives Unit, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
Workshop 2: Kickstarting economic recovery through European investment in non-animal research and innovation image
Ryan Titley
Director of Projects, European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN)
Workshop 2: Kickstarting economic recovery through European investment in non-animal research and innovation image
Debby Weijers, MSc
MSc, Director, Stichting Proefdiervrij Netherlands
13:30 - 14:15
Networking Lunch
14:15 - 15:15
Workshop 3: Promoting cruelty free cosmetics: are the EU’s cosmetics testing and marketing prohibitions working?

Session focus: The EU’s “bans” on cosmetics animal testing and the marketing of animal-tested cosmetics were ground-breaking and much heralded. What have they achieved and, in 2020, are they working?

Workshop 3: Promoting cruelty free cosmetics: are the EU’s cosmetics testing and marketing prohibitions working? image
Sirpa Pietikainen
Member, European Parliament
Workshop 3: Promoting cruelty free cosmetics: are the EU’s cosmetics testing and marketing prohibitions working? image
David Thomas
Solicitor and Co-Founder, Advocates for Animals
Workshop 3: Promoting cruelty free cosmetics: are the EU’s cosmetics testing and marketing prohibitions working? image
Dr Dani Loughran
Managing Director, Aston Chemicals Ltd
Workshop 3: Promoting cruelty free cosmetics: are the EU’s cosmetics testing and marketing prohibitions working? image
Dr Katy Taylor
Director of Science and Regulatory Affairs, Cruelty Free Europe
15:15 - 16:00
Closing Plenary: Implementing a road map to animal-free research in the EU
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Dr Katy Taylor
Director of Science and Regulatory Affairs, Cruelty Free Europe
Closing Plenary: Implementing a road map to animal-free research in the EU image
Eleonora Evi
Member, European Parliament
Closing Plenary: Implementing a road map to animal-free research in the EU image
Dr Luísa Bastos
Head of the Animals in Science Programme, Eurogroup for Animals
Closing Plenary: Implementing a road map to animal-free research in the EU image
Dr Carol Treasure
Founder & CEO, XCellR8
Closing Plenary: Implementing a road map to animal-free research in the EU image
Carla Matias dos Santos
Research Counsellor, Permanent Representation of Portugal to the EU
16:00
Closing Keynote Speech
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Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn Nicholson
Ambassador, Cruelty Free International
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About Cruelty Free Europe

Cruelty Free Europe is a Brussels based network of animal protection groups working to bring animal testing to an end across Europe. With a presence at the heart of EU decision-making, Cruelty Free Europe campaigns to ensure that animals used in experiments in Europe are taken seriously on the European political agenda.

The power of Cruelty Free Europe lies in combining the expertise and focus of a central team of science and regulatory experts from Cruelty Free International with the national perspective, skills and energy of Associate member groups across the countries of Europe.

Contact

For more information on any aspect of this event, please contact Forum Europe using any of the details below.

Joana Lima
Event Manager | Forum Europe
crueltyfree@forum-europe.com
+44 (0) 7827 470 218