The key objective of this EU funded project (EuropeAid/130524/C/SER/RS) is to raise awareness among general public and knowledge of specific target groups in rural Serbia about the importance of protection of animals from rabies and classical swine fever. This is a joint effort of all EU countries, striving to eradicate these diseases from the entire EU territory.
The Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad was the best place to publicly present the results of the vaccination campaigns currently ongoing in Serbia as part of the global European effort to eradicate rabies and classical swine fever. Mr Andrew Headey, representing the EU delegation in Serbia, visited the Agriculture Fair in Novi Sad on May 17th, and spoke about the importance of this activity for wild life and farmers in Serbia, boosting the economy through enabling export of meat. Distinguished guests including Mr. Vincent Degert, Head of the EU Delegation in Serbia, Mr. Dušan Petrovic, Minister of Agriculture, Trade, Forestry and Water management, Mr. Zoran Micovic, Director of the Veterinary Directorate, Mr. Budimir Plavšic, from the Veterinary Directorate, and Mr. Bojan Pajtic, President of the Government of Vojvodina, were also present at the Fair.