Article 49 of EU Directive 2010/63 covers National committees for the protection of animals used for scientific purposes:
1. Each Member State shall establish a national committee for the protection of animals used for scientific purposes. It shall advise the competent authorities and animal-welfare bodies on matters dealing with the acquisition, breeding, accommodation, care and use of animals in procedures and ensure sharing of best practice.
2. The national committees referred to in paragraph 1 shall exchange information on the operation of animal-welfare bodies and project evaluation and share best practice within the Union.
Norway transposed the EU Directive by means of a new Regulation in 2013. The National Committee's first meeting was not until 10 April 2019. Two questions were raised in Parliament about this delay in 2018 (see the Norwegian version of this page).
The Committee has its own website.
Press release (in Norwegian) when the committee was founded.
The EU Commission's overview of the National Committees, which includes a collection of advice which these committees have given in their respective countries.
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