Welcome to ecopa

european consensus-platform for alternatives

The primary aim of ecopa is to promote "the three Rs" (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) in the use of animals in research, testing, education and training in Europe. ecopa strives for consensus between all four stakeholders in attempting to achieve its goals:

  • Government and regulatory authorities
  • Academia
  • Industry
  • Animal protection and welfare organisations

ecopa supports the establishment of National Consensus Platforms which promote the three Rs and include representatives of all four stakeholders in their governing body.

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