Norecopa's Activity Plan

Norecopa's Activity Plan

Norecopa was founded on 10 October 2007. This page describes the activity after that date. 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 latest one (2016-) will apply until the Board or Annual General Meeting wish to update it:

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

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 external meetings which Norecopa has attended:

ESTIV 2008: International Congress on in vitro Toxicology, Stockholm, 25th-28th September
Kurs i gassanestesi og smertelindring hos forsøksdyr, NVH, 15.-16. oktober
Årsmøte i ecopa, 29.-30. november

Towards a common understanding of the meaning of the 3Rs, 1st Danish Workshop on the 3Rs, Charlottenlund, 22.-23. januar 2009

Looking into the crystal ball, Laboratory Animal Science in a changing world, Utrecht universitet, 5.-7. februar 2009

7th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, Roma 30. august - 3. september


Fagmøte 10. juni i Oslo om muligheten til å produsere standardiserte forsøksfisk.

Society for Experimental Biology, Prague, 30 June. Dr. Penny Hawkins from RSPCA, UK, held a presentation with the title Harmonisation of the Care and Use of Fish in Research, where she presented Norecopa's work in this area.


8th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, Montreal, 21 -25 August. Dr. Penny Hawkins from RSPCA, UK, presented a poster with the title Guidance on Severity Classification of Procedures involving Fish, which showed Norecopa's work in this area.

Joint BCLAS, ESLAV and ECLAM Symposium, Liege, 15-16 October 

Annual General Meeting of ecopa, 19-20 November 2012

FGB Conference on The European Commission Expert Working Groups to facilitate the Implementation of the Directive 2010/63/EU, Varese, 3.-4. desember


Scand-LAS symposium, Tallinn, 17-20 April, with a presentation entitled "Norecopa Guidelines for Fasting of Rodents"

FELASA Congress, Barcelona, 10-13 June

RSPCA/AHVLA meeting: Welfare of agricultural animals in research: cattle, goats, pigs and sheep, New Haw, 26 June

Annual General Meeting of ecopa and scientific seminar, 23-24 October


FDUs fagdag om merking av hjortedyr og rovdyr, Adamstua, 20 January

Scand-LAS symposium, Stockholm, 24-27 April, with two presentations
Bergen Conference on Harm-Benefit Analysis of Animal Studies, 29 April
9th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, Prague, 24-28 August with one presentation and four posters:
  1. Norecopa: using a national consensus-platform to promote the 3Rs
  2. 3R Guide: a new database of 3R resources
  3. Update on best practice approaches to the welfare and husbandry of fish, cephalopods and decapods
  4. 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, Linz

ecopas General Assembly, Linz, 22 September

Informal Workshop of technical representatives of National Committees for the Protection of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes, Brussel, 8 October

Cephalopod Biology and Care Training School, Vico Equense, 26-30 October

Kick-off meeting of the Chairs of the National Committees, Brussel, 4 December

Meeting of European 3Rs Centres, Ispra, 31 May - 1 June

Animal models for human diseases: best practice for in vivo research, Brno, 6-7 June
FELASA Congress, Brussels, 13-16 June
RSPCA Meeting: Focus on severe suffering, Brussels, 16-17 June
17th Annual EUSAAT Congress, Linz, 24-27 August
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