Lectures and seminars Webinar: "Directive 2010/63/EU – Deciphering legislation and implementing Culture of Care"

23-06-2021 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Add to iCal
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The aim of these CPD webinars (Continuing professional development) is to follow the legal requirements for maintenance and demonstration of competence in laboratory animal science, and to facilitate the implementations of the 3R’s in routine animal work.

"Directive 2010/63/EU – Deciphering legislation and implementing Culture of Care"


Directive 2010/63/EU has three key aims:

  • level playing field for operators to promote EU research and competitiveness
  • high animal welfare standards and faster uptake of Three Rs (Replacement, Reduction, Refinement)
  • and improved transparency in animal use for scientific purposes

The directive sets out the objectives and allows a certain flexibility to member states when establishing national legislation on how these can be best met in various national environments. To promote high animal welfare standards, the directive contains a number of measures to achieve and maintain all-embracing Culture of Care. This should be delivered by a combination of the named responsible persons, Animal Welfare Bodies, high-quality education and training, and competence of personnel using and caring for animals – not forgetting an overall framework for Culture of Care established and supported by the management.

In this webinar, we will dive into the opportunities provided by the legislation to ensure appropriate Culture of Care is set up and reinforced by all involved. We will also address and discuss some facts and frequently asked questions about how EU legislation operates and is implemented across the EU.  

Important: This webinar will be crafted based on the audience's needs and interests. Please let us know what topics and questions you would like to see covered during this session (by Friday June 18).


Susanna Louhimies works at the European Commission, the Directorate-General for the Environment since 1996. She is responsible for the EU Directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes and any horizontal issues in relation to scientific, educational and regulatory use of animals.

As an integral part of her portfolio she follows closely the implementation of the principle of the Three Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of animal use) in different policy areas. She is also responsible for the co-ordination of the regulatory acceptance of new and updated testing methods in the EU legislative framework for chemicals (REACH), as well as promoting their acceptance internationally, mainly through the work of the OECD.


Register here (by June 21).


E-mail: las-edu@km.ki.se