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Mercato interno, industria, imprenditoria e PMI

European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing

The EPAA seeks to bridge the knowledge gap and to facilitate coordination and cooperation via its partners and project platform. It promotes the results via its various European and international activities and events, its annual conference and via its awards and grants that are particularly addressed to young scientists.

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About the EPAA

History and rationale

Launched in November 2005 with the support of European Commissioners Verheugen and Potocnik, the EPAA began operations in 2006. It completed a first mandate of 5 years by the end of 2010.

Due to the encouraging results of the EPAA's projects, the mandate has been renewed for 5-year terms since.

See the 2011-2015 (37 kB) and 2016-2020 (89 kB) action programmes as well as the founding act of EPAA (3Rs Declaration) (85 kB).

The new action programme 2021-2025 (92 kB) focuses on facilitating regulatory acceptance.


The vision of EPAA is the replacement, reduction and refinement (3Rs) of animal use for meeting regulatory requirements through better and more predictive science.

The EPAA vision and mission paper (340 kB)

Previous annual conferences

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