Conference on "African Swine Fever" | FACE - European Federation for Hunting and Conservation
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The threat of African Swine Fever in Europe:
The key role of hunters

European Parliament, Room ASP 5G1 – 16 May 2018

African Swine Fever (ASF) is a devastating infectious disease of pigs, usually deadly. No vaccine exists to combat this virus. It does not affect humans nor does it affect other animal species other than pigs and wild boars. It can be transmitted either via direct animal contact or via dissemination of contaminated food (e.g. sausages or uncooked meat).

Humans are one of the biggest threats to spreading of ASF and the disease can linger on for a very long time in affected material (like sausage, offal, etc.). Hunters are usually the first to detect ASF within the local wild boar population and as such are very important for detecting, monitoring and managing ASF.

During this meeting in the European Parliament, key stakeholders will present their experiences and strategic approaches with the aim of solving this significant problem.
This meeting will also enhance cooperation between stakeholders in the EU.

Information about the event

WHEN: Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 10:00 – 12:00
WHERE: European Parliament, Brussels, Room ASP 5G1

Due to increased security in Brussels, participants are requested to arrive 45 minutes in advance – 9h15 – at the Simone Veil Entrance, Altiero Spinelli building, European Parliament, 1050 Ixelles, Brussels.

Participants will be requested to show their ID.

Advanced confirmation of your participation is required by the 8 May 2018, specifying your name, surname, date of birth, nationality, ID document.


Iveta Grigule-Pēterse

Member of the European Parliament

Marco Valletta

European Commission, Member of cabinet of the Commissioner for Health & Food Safety

PD Dr. Sandra Blome

Deputy Director of Friedrich Loeffler Institut (Federal Research Institute for Animal Health), Germany

Mr Mārtiņš Seržants

Senior Expert of Animal Infectious Disease
Latvia State Veterinary and Food Service, Surveillance Division

Linda Dombrovska

FACE Vice-President
Latvian Hunting Association

Oana Neagu



Advanced confirmation of your participation is requested