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 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 external meetings which Norecopa has attended (these meetings are described in more detail in Norecopa's Annual Reports)

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


Laboratory Animal Sciences 2017 Virtual Event, 8-9 February 2017

Scand-LAS Symposium: Do we need animal experimentation? Copenhagen, 30 May - 2 June 2017

10th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, Seattle, 20-24 August 2017 (abstracts)

Norecopa's 10th Anniversary meeting, Adamstua, 10 October 2017

Harmonisation of the Care and Use of Wild and Domestic Mammals and Birds in Field Research: an international consensus meeting. Oslo Airport Gardermoen, 26-27 October 2017

Danish 3R Center Symposium, Copenhagen, 7-8 November 2017

LASA Winter Meeting, UK, 28-30 November 2017

LAVA/ESLAV/ECLAM Joint Conference, Edinburgh, 25-26 September 2017


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 (virtual meetings from March onwards)
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.
EU Scientific Conference, 2-3 February
Max Planck Institute Webinar, Freiburg, 17 March
IAT Conference, 25 March
Newcastle Biosciences Meeting, 19 May

Fincopa Annual Meeting, 20 May
CALAS Symposium, 7 June


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