HERMES adopts a multi-actor approach mirrored in the partnership composition, created by considering the added value generated by the synergy of different perspectives to achieve a common goal.
In fact, all partners are consistent with the LAS and express a combination of competences and a difference in the roles they have in the reference community (accreditation body, research institutions, universities, education and training providers). They belong to 5 different EU countries and their alliance represents a step forward and a significant contribution to the fragmented experiences in the European landscape to fulfil the requirements of Directive 2010/63/EU.
Founded in 1941, IZSAM is a public institution belonging to the Italian National Health System.It provides scientific and technical support on issues of public health, animal health and welfare, food hygiene and food safety to veterinary and public health authorities in Italy and abroad, promoting the “One Health approach”.
VETCEE – VETerinary Continuous Education in Europe – is an independent organisation and represents a joint initiative of the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE), the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation (EBVS), the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) and the Union of European Veterinary Practitioners (UEVP).
SCAW – Swedish Centre for Animal Welfare – acts on behalf of SLU – Swedish University of Agricultural Science – as National Contact Point for Animal Protection in Slaughter and for alternative methods to animal experiments. The contact point’s main mission is to advise the Commission as to which alternative methods should be validated based on their potential to fulfil regulatory needs and acquire recognition.
HAO-Dimitra represents, on behalf of the Greek Ministry of Agriculture and Food, the point of view of the National Competent Authority in charge of the recognition of the E&T courses and learning outcomes. The objectives of HAO-“Demeter” are to carry out agricultural research and agricultural vocational education and/or training required for the development and modernization of the agricultural sector…
Universidad de Murcia (Spain)
UMU – University of Murcia – is a one-hundred-year-old institution that traces its origins to the 13th century. UMU is a public comprehensive university teaching around 33.000 students over 5 campuses, 21 Faculties and 6 Institutes of Research, which make UMU a reference centre for teaching and research in the Mediterranean coast.
Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italy)
ISS – Istituto Superiore di Sanità – is the leading technical and scientific body of the Italian National Health Service. Its activities include research, clinical trials, control and training in public health; it also serves as a major national clearing-house for technical and scientific information on public health issues.
Ud’Anet (UDANET) is an Italian-based technological spin-off founded in 2005 by the “Gabriele d’Annunzio” University of Chieti-Pescara (Abruzzo Region, Italy).
The company is oriented to didactic innovation, constantly facing new challenges and seeking new goals by means of innovative methods and ICT based tools.