Call for proposals - For a preparatory action on control posts SANCO 2011/10834 Closed!


The European Commission intends to award a grant to a preparatory action at promoting high quality control posts for resting animals transported over very long journeys. The intention of this call is also to ensure that the previous action to improve the welfare of animals extends to transporters who use high quality control posts developed in the previous actions.

The overall project will aim at expanding the number of control posts to be renovated under the same criteria as the previous action and extend the certification system to transporters involved in very long journeys. The project should include concrete realisation of a high standard control posts and extending the certification scheme to transporters.


The following results are expected from the action proposed:

  1. The construction or the renovation of high quality control posts in at least three Member States in locations having significant traffic flows of animals concerned by the control posts legislation.
  2. The establishment of a certification scheme for transporters, with a designated scheme owner, a certification body and several participants to the scheme which will cover activities of transporters of very long journeys.
  3. Initiatives to inform potential users of the control posts and transporters participating to the action.
  4. The organisation of a final conference of stakeholders and the Member States representatives in order to present the outcomes of the action and collect comments and information on the interest of a certification scheme at EU level.
  5. The organisation of meetings of an advisory board composed of representative stakeholders external to the action. This advisory board will be consulted at least three times. Members of the advisory board will be co-opted with the Commission services. The action will include reimbursements of travel related expenses of maximum fifteen (15) members of the advisory board (outside Commission services).
  6. The performance of the technical and financial external audit at the end of the action (in the last three months). The audit will aim at establishing the economic and the technical viability of the control posts subject to the action in particular their level of use and the possible reasons for success or failure.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 2,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 September 2011 - 10 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche SANCO 2011/10834 (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Public authorities (all)

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Candidate Countries

Directorate-Generale responsible


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