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Open Call for Tenders
Maximum budget: EUR
500.000; Deadline: 25/08/2022
The aim of this procurement is to obtain a roadmap for
action in the area of animal welfare for the successful development and future
implementation of a methodology for animal welfare quantitative risk assessment
of food-producing animals and their production systems, and the identification
of strategic data collection activities to gather evidence on the main elements
influencing the welfare state of food-producing animals during production
Maximum budget: EUR
1.000.000,- (EUR 250,000 per lot); Deadline: 25/08/2022
The aim of this procurement is to develop four roadmaps for
action in the area of evidence-based risk communication in the EU food safety
system by providing recommendations for research priorities to support the
implementation of risk communication according to the principles defined in the
Transparency Regulation. The main objective of these roadmaps for action is to
consider the findings of EFSA's scientific report and to define a way forward
to advance in areas where additional research is required in support of
evidence-based risk communication in the realm of food safety.
The tender is divided into the following four lots:
Lot 1: False information related to food safety
Lot 2: Effectiveness of Transparency initiatives
Lot 3: Insights into consumer trade-offs related to risks
Lot 4: Linking factors behind perception and behaviour
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Last reviewed: 24/5/2022