Norecopa's Activity Plan

Norecopa's Activity Plan

Norecopa was founded on 10 October 2007. This page describes some of the activity after that date (see the Annual Reports for full details).
A temporary national platform, financed by the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) in 2005-2006, was run by the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science (NVH).

Norecopa: the first 10 years

Norecopa produces Activity Plans, which are updated when necessary and approved at each Annual General Meeting and described in the Annual Reports. The Reports are published in both English and Norwegian, while the Activity Plans are currently only available in Norwegian:

2008-11  |  2009-12  |  2010-13  |  2011-14  |  2012-15 |  2013-16  |  2014-17  |  2015-18  |  2016-20  |  2021-25  |

What have we done since the last Annual Meeting?

Norecopa's activity is described in its newsletters, which have been written in English since no. 3-2017, and which are issued electronically 7-8 times a year.

Norecopa's approved accounts

Presentations in Norwegian from the Meetings in 20092010201120122013 og 2014An overview of Norecopa's activity in 2013 (in Norwegian). What does Norecopa do? (an overview in Norwegian of the period 2007-2009).

Overview of selected external meetings which Norecopa has attended (these and other meetings are described in more detail in Norecopa's Annual Reports)


  • Norecopa: using a national consensus-platform to promote the 3Rs
  • 3R Guide: a new database of 3R resources
  • Update on best practice approaches to the welfare and husbandry of fish, cephalopods and decapods
  • NORINA: information on animal alternatives in a changing world
    • Annual General Meeting of ecopa, Prague, 26 August
    • RSPCA/AHVLA meeting: Welfare of agricultural animals in research, New Haw, 18 September
    • Workshop on Requirements and implementation of the legislation on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes, Zagreb, 17-18 November


    • Fish Health Seminar, Adamstua, 30 January
    • Second UK-China Seminar on Research Animal Welfare and Ethics, Beijing, 17-19 March
    • Meeting of European 3Rs Centres, Ispra, 21-22 April
    • Debattseminar om Alternativer til dyreforsøk, HiOA, 24 April
    • RSPCA/AHLA Meeting: Welfare of wild animals used in regulated procedures, New Haw, 8 September
    • Challenges and Trends for Laboratory Animal Care and Research: The AAALAC International, ESLAV and ECLAM Conference, Hannover, 12-13 September
    • 19th European Congress on Alternatives to Animal Testing and 16th Annual Congress of EUSAAT, Lin
    • ecopas General Assembly, Linz, 22 Septembe
    • Informal Workshop of technical representatives of National Committees for the Protection of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes, Brussel, 8 Octobe
    • Cephalopod Biology and Care Training School, Vico Equense, 26-30 October
    • Kick-off meeting of the Chairs of the National Committees, Brussel, 4 December



    • 1st Nordic Zebrafish and Medaka Care Workshop, Oslo, 7 February
    • Laboratory Animal Sciences, virtual event,7-8 February Scand-LAS symposium, Kristiansand, 26-28 April
    • Annual CCAC seminar, Quebec, 5 May (recorded)
    • Annual meeting of the Irish branch of the Institute of Animal Technology, Dublin, 23 May
    • Annual meeting of the Danish animal welfare bodies, Copenhagen, 7 June
    • ESLAV Summer School, Stockholm, 25 June
    • KALAS International Symposium, Busan, South Korea, 18-21 July
    • Seminar of the Research Ethics Committee at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Oslo, 14 September
    • 21st European Congress on Alternatives to Animal Testing (the EUSAAT congress), Linz, 23-26 September
    • Seminar arranged by the National Committee for the Protection of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes, Dublin, 4 October (recorded presentation)
    • ESLAV-ECLAM-AAALAC-SECAL conference, Barcelona, 15-16 October
    • Annual meeting of Sweden’s animal welfare units, Stockholm, 15 November
    • Meeting at the Institute of Life Science, Helsinki, 19 November
    • Swedish Research Council’s annual seminar, Stockholm, 7 December



    • Meeting of European 3R Centres, Berlin, 14-15 March
    • Seminar, University of Gothenburg, 26 March
    • Meeting for Universities in South West England, Bristol, 4 April
    • Annual meeting of the International Society for Transgenic Technology, Kobe, Japan, 7-10 April
    • Memorial Day and Symposium, Seoul, 13-15 May
    • Annual Symposium of the Belgian Council for Laboratory Animal Science (BCLAS), Blankenberge, Belgium, 20-21 May 2019
    • ESLAV/ECLAM Summer School, Stockholm, June
    • FELASA congress, Prague, 10-13 June
    • Baltic Summer School for behavioural neuroscientists, Tallinn, 30 August
    • Seminar on severity and humane endpoints in fish research, Bergen, 4 October
    • 22nd European Congress on Alternatives to Animal Testing (the EUSAAT congress), Linz, 10-13 October
    • Seminar, University Hospital in Leuven, Belgium, 17 October
    • 3R Symposium and workshop, Luxembourg, 7-8 November
    • Danish 3R-Center’s annual 3R Symposium, Copenhagen, 12-13 November
    • Animal Science Meeting (Home Office and Royal Society of Biology), London, 6 December


    2020 ( all virtual meetings except *)
    • ISAE Nordic-Baltic Winter Meeting, Tartu 28-30 January*
    • REWARD/EQUATOR conference, Berlin 20-22 February*
    • SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting, 2 May
    • Laboratory Sciences Virtual Event (Lab Roots), 14 May
    • 7th Annual 3Rs Symposium, arranged by CAAT, Baltimore, 4-5 June 2020
    • UFAW's symposium Recent advances in animal welfare science VII, 30 June - 1 July
    • Reproducibility, Replicability and Trust. Wellcome conference, 11 September
    • UFAW/RSPCA Rodent Meeting, 7 October
    • The unConference 2020, University of Copenhagen, 30 October
    • EPAA Annual Conference, 10 November.

    (all virtual meetings except *)
    • EU Scientific Conference, 2-3 February
    • IAT Conference, 25 March
    • Newcastle Biosciences Meeting, 19 May
    • Fincopa Annual Meeting, 20 May
    • CALAS Symposium, 7 June
    • World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, 23 August - 2 September
    • UFAW Symposium on Recent Advances in Animal Welfare Science, 29-30 June
    • 54th International Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE) 2-6 August
    • 18th ESBRA Congress, Timisoara, 9 October
    • Scand-LAS Symposium, Tallinn, 2-4 November*
    • Annual symposium of the Danish 3R centre, 16-17 November*
    • Annual meeting of the Indian Society for Alternatives to Animal Experiments (SAAE-I), 11 December
This page was updated on 05 July 2023

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