Open – 2025

European Partnership “Animal Health and Welfare” -EUPAHW - 1st Co-funded Call for Transnational Collaborative Research Projects “Supporting the Future of Animal Health and Welfare”

The European Partnership on Animal Health and Welfare (EUPAHW) is committed to ensuring a sustainable production system for terrestrial and aquatic animals. This system is designed to prevent and control infectious animal diseases, promote prudent use of antimicrobials and ensure high animal welfare throughout all stages of an animal's life.

The objectives of the EUPAHW align with the European Green Deal and its associated Farm-to-Fork Strategy, which advocates for a fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system.

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The purpose of this call is to support the future of the health and welfare of terrestrial and aquatic animals through research and innovation and the advancement of fundamental and socio-economic science.

The call also aims to contribute to the main objectives of the EUPAHW, as outlined in the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, and the research objectives of the partner Funding Organisations.

This call is open to proposals addressing one of the research topics described below, focusing on terrestrial and aquatic animals, bee health, or wildlife where relevant (transmission of diseases of consequence to livestock or zoonotic diseases).

Topic 1: Novel Technologies for Prevention, Detection, Assessment, and Management of Animal Health and Welfare

This topic includes research projects that concentrate on creating and advancing innovative technologies to enhance Animal Health &Welfare.

Topic 2: Fundamental Research for Animal Health and Welfare

This topic involves research to advance scientific knowledge and understanding of the biological, immunological, and physiological mechanisms influencing terrestrial and aquatic Animal Health &Welfare.

Topic 3: Animal Health and Welfare and Society

This topic covers social, economic, or ethical studies that examine how pathogens or novel technologies or improved animal welfare might impact farmers, fishers, aquaculture producers, consumers, or the production chain.

Participating countries

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom.

Opening : 2024-05-15 at 09:00 CEST
Deadline for pre-proposals submission : 2024-07-08 at 14:00 CEST
Limite de dépôt des projets : 2025-02-04 at 14:00 CET

Universities and other higher education institutions, public research institutions, non-profit organisations, civil society representatives and private companies can apply, subject to the national/regional regulations and eligibility criteria.

Partners ineligible to receive funding from participating Funding Organisations(see above) can also be part of research consortia if they bring their own resources. The conditions for participating in the external research calls for the Research Performing Organisations that are beneficiaries of the EUPAHW are defined in the Call Text (see below).

The call will follow a two-step evaluation procedure.

Additional and updated information will be available on the EUPAHW webpage of the call and on the submission platform. For more information you may consult the EUPAHW’ Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA)


Austria FWF Iris Fortmann     iris.fortmann(at)

Belgium F.R.S.-FNRS Joël Groeneveld     joel.groeneveld(at)

Belgium FIO Lisolette De Vos     liselotte.devos(at)

Belgium FPS Health Valérie van Merris     valerie.vanmerris(at)

Belgium FWO Toon Monbaliu     europe(at)

Denmark IFD Thorbjorn Gilberg     Thorbjoern.moth.gilberg(at)

Estonia ETAG Priit Kilgas     Priit.Kilgas(at)

Estonia REM Gret-Kristel Mallo     Gret-Kristel.Mallo(at)

Finland MMM Elina Nikkola     Elina.nikkola(at)

France ANR Isabelle Hippolyte     EUPAHW2024(at)

Germany BMEL/BL Katerina Kotzia, Johanna Brieden     Katerina.Kotzia(at) Johanna.Brieden(at)

Ireland DAFM Willie Ryan     willie.ryan(at)

Ireland TEAGASC Raymond Kelly     Raymond.Kelly(at)

Italy MASAF Serenella Puliga     s.puliga(at)

Italy MOH Maria Longo     maria.longo.ext(at)

Italy MUR Marina Bagni     m.bagni(at)

Latvia LZP Dace Tirzite     dace.tirzite(at)

Lithuania LMT Viktoras Mongirdas     viktoras.mongirdas(at)

Lithuania ZUM Simona Bieliauskaite     simona.bieliauskaite(at)

Netherlands MINLNV Francoise Divanach, Noraly van Hemert     f.t.m.divanach(at) n.l.e.vanhemert(at)

Norway RCN Maan Singh Sidhu mss(at)

Portugal FCT Marta Abrantes     marta.abrantes(at)

Slovakia MARD Simona Ondakova     simona.ondakova(at)

Slovenia MKGP Jana Erjavec     jana.erjavec(at)

Spain AEI Juan Climent, Manuel Sanchez     juan.climent(at) era-agro(at)

Spain CDTI Cristina Gracia

Sweden FORMAS Jessica Ekstrom     jessica.ekstrom(at)

Türkiye TAGEM Erkan Tacbas     erkan.tacbas(at)

Türkiye TUBITAK Mahur Turan     mahur.turan(at)

United Kingdom DEFRA Thomas Erritt     thomas.erritt(at)


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