AnimalhealthEurope - Online Debate

September 09 2020 Online

Smaller, greener...healthier?

Livestock farming in Europe: what does sustainability look like?  

9 September 2020 – 14:00 - 15:30

Online debate moderated by Dave Keating, journalist
hosted together with Parliament Magazine

See our event booklet with biographies and views from each of our speakers.

As Europe forms its strategies to deliver on the EU Green Deal's goals of net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050, restoring biodiversity, and moving to a clean, circular economy, our  debate focused on the future of the livestock sector in Europe and what sustainability measures will entail for animal health and welfare in livestock production.

Catch up with the debate on our YouTube channel

And read our full event report via Euractiv and Parliament Magazine.

Read the event press release.

Programme recap

  • Opening speech by Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety 

The EU Green Deal and its Farm to Fork Strategy: What role for animal health?

  • Debate kick-off speech by MEP Norbert Lins, Chair of European Parliament AGRI Committee

Livestock farming in Europe: what does sustainability look like?


- Jude Capper, Livestock Sustainability Consultant  
- Martin Scholten, Wageningen University
- Kurt Sannen,  Organics Europe 
- Julie Vermooten, AnimalhealthEurope  
Norbert Lins, European Parliament AGRI Committee