||The aim the 2014 Congress is to provide a multidisciplinary forum and a nurturing environment, not only by bringing the most recent advances in applied animal behaviour and animal welfare but also by bringing forward new interdisciplinary approaches, ideas and tools that would allow us to advance further in the study of the animal behaviour and welfare. The program ‘MOVING ON’ will cover a great variety of topics: movement and space use, modelling and social networking, precision/smart farming, from pain to positive emotions, clinical behavioural problems, welfare in wildlife, neurobiology of behaviour and welfare, and behaviour and reproduction. The congress will feature several challenging plenary lectures presenting the state-of-the-art in applied behaviour sciences and animal welfare, free communications and posters in addition to specialized workshops, and exciting social events. The Congress will close with several excursion opportunities to explore the Basque landscape and its fabulous gastronomy and wineries.
The Congress will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Ruth Harrison’s book ‘Animal Machines’, the first book which exposed the welfare issues of the intensive farming, with a special program.
Information regarding the deadline for paper submission, scientific program and registration, accommodation details and additional information are available at the website of the Congress.
The site of the event, the Europe Conference Centre in Vitoria-Gasteiz (European Green Capital 2012), is located in the Basque Country, which is known for the hospitality of its people, excellent gastronomy and beautiful landscape. The area is full of cultural attractions, including the world-known Guggenheim Museum, top world rated restaurants and fabulous wineries. We are looking forward to welcome you in Vitoria-Gasteiz.