Contents of our workshop

Imparting knowledge about animal welfare - be it to children or grown-ups - demands a high level of responsibility. The contents must be based on sound scientific findings and correct. The primary principles are a balanced approach and respect for animals and humans. At the same time people need to be emotionally touched and motivated to think and act. In that way animal welfare education acts as a central part of modern animal welfare.

In our workshop we discussed the idea of national and international animal welfare education centres.
As points of modern knowledge-transfer these centres should provide various information about animal welfare. Animal friendly consumerism and husbandry as well as a sustainable way of dealing with the living are central issues. In a surrounding that becomes more and more complex the animal welfare education centres can provide new means of orientation for society through offering responsible knowledge-transfer.

Here you can find a summary of the workshop outcomes.


13:15 – 14:00 

Introduction and keynote
„Knowledge about animal welfare as a means of orientation for society. Which benefits could modern animal welfare education centres provide?“

Mag.a Marie-Helene Scheib/DI Monika Hametter

14:00 – 15:30

Group I

Discussion leader:

Dr. Cornelia Rouha-Mülleder

- A national animal welfare education centre: tasks, aims and target groups?

- How can an Austrian animal welfare education centre reach its target groups on a broad basis?

- First steps towards the implementation of a national animal welfare education centres?

14:00 – 15:30

Group II

Discussione leader:

Mag. Marie-Helene Scheib

- International animal welfare education centres: tasks, aims and target groups?

- How can international animal welfare education centres reach their target groups on a broad basis?

- Which conditions are there in ordert to implement a network of international animal welfare education centres?

15:30 – 16:00
Coffee break

16:00 – 16:30
Presentation of the outcomes of both groups

16:30 – 17:30

Summary of the results

Discussion and prospects

17:30 – 17:45

Closing session