On behalf of the Belgian Organizing Committee, we are delighted to invite you to attend the 70th Annual Meeting of EAAP in the historic and lively city of Ghent from 26th - 30th of August 2019.

The main theme of the meeting is ‘Animal farming for a healthy world’ and deals with topics such as resource efficiency, animal welfare, diversification, agro-ecology, climate change and product quality. The program covers various disciplines such as animal genetics, animal health and welfare, animal nutrition, animal physiology, livestock farming systems, cattle, horse, pig, sheep and goat production, precision livestock farming and insects.
Since the very first EAAP meeting in 1955 (in Brussels, Belgium) the Annual Meeting has hosted scientists and experts from the field of animal science from Europe and around the globe. The EAAP Congress provides a platform for scientists and industry experts to meet and acquire new knowledge and to exchange experiences about the latest research results from many areas of animal science. The Annual Meeting gives an opportunity for the application of new ideas in practice through many parallel sessions, a plenary meeting, poster presentations, and discussions about scientific achievements in livestock production. All these activities make the EAAP one of the largest animal science congresses in the world. We hope to welcome more than 1200 participants from more than 50 countries worldwide. More information about the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP) and its activities can be found at

Besides this scientific part of the Conference, we will prepare an attractive and interesting program of social events, which will start with the Welcome Ceremony and will include a Belgian Evening, a Conference Dinner, as well as technical tours and an accompanying persons program so everyone can enjoy a taste of the beauty and delicacies Belgium has to offer.

We hope that the 70th Annual Meeting of the EAAP in Ghent will be a great opportunity to meet and socialize with colleagues and friends. We welcome you and wish you a pleasant stay in our city!

Dr. ir. Sam De Campeneere
President of the Belgian
Steering Committee
Minister Koen Van den Heuvel
Flemish Minister of Agriculture,
Environment and Nature

History of EAAP

Since 1949, EAAP has represented an essential point of reference for animal science dissemination. During these 70 years the members of our community have strongly contributed to develop the important role of the organisation through several events, publications and activities. We would like to highlight the most relevant steps in EAAP’S history in a short video created by the EAAP Secretariat staff.
At the end of the video you will find a drawing representing how we imagine EAAP’s future. We have launched a contest and you can contribute by sending us a drawing or a short description (max 1000 characters space included). If you feel inspired why don’t you send us your ideas?

The winner will be announced during the EAAP Annual Meeting in Ghent at the Welcome Ceremony, receiving a special gift.

Please submit your ideas to The deadline is August 15th.

Platinum sponsor

nuscience - member of the royal agrifirm group

Silver sponsors



Circular Organics



Friends of EAAP

Bronze sponsors

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