Centre of Excellence for Poultry Innovation - CEPI

 

CEPI Summary

The production of safe and high quality poultry products as well as the reduction of zoonoses are targets that are being pursued by both Austria and Hungary. Animal welfare, the reduction of emissions and the feeding of poultry with feedingstuffs without genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are a concern of both countries. Therefore, it is of particular importance for Austrian and Hungarian experts to deal with the issues of poultry health and nutrition.

CEPI Partner 

The Poultry Clinic of Vetmeduni Vienna and the Georgikon Faculty of the University of Pannonia (Keszthely, Hungary) are recognized institutions that have expertise in the areas mentioned above. The cooperative project involves joint research, advisory and teaching activities and combines the complementary scientific profiles and infrastructure. Joint dealing with health and nutrition aspects of poultry production provides an innovative approach to address regional and cross-border issues. An essential aspect of the project is the involvement of the national poultry organizations of both countries as strategic partners to identify problems in the respective region and to disseminate the results of research and given consultation.

CEPI Objectives and Results

Project objectives and results include disseminating knowledge to students, joint publications for the scientific community, poultry and feed producers and consumers, and intensifying contacts between poultry sectors of both countries to jointly address problems and develop solutions. Various public and intercultural events form the basis for long-term contacts between the participants of both sides of the border.

In the long term, this project is the basis for initiating new joint projects in poultry production. A better understanding of poultry health and nutrition will strengthen the sustainable use of agricultural resources and help to boost agricultural livelihoods and sustainability in the region.

CEPI Budget and Financing

In total, this project has a budget of € 904 193.66. The project is funded with 85 % by the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) and with 15 % by national contribution. This project is also financed by the Vetmeduni Vienna.

CEPI Project Website 1

 

 

CEPI Meetings

 

3rd CEPI Conference on Poultry Nutrition and Poultry Health - 2019

The 3rd CEPI Conference on Poultry Nutrition and Poultry Health will take place on 14 February 2019 at the Georgikon Faculty of the University of Pannonia in Keszthely (Hungary).

Information und program 2

 

II. CEPI Summer School Poultry Health and Nutrition - 2018

The 2nd CEPI Summer School on Poultry Health and Nutrition will take place between the 27th of August - 1st of September 2018 (full week) at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna.

Information und Program 3

 

2nd CEPI Conference on Avian Influenza and Black Head Disease - 2017

The 2nd CEPI Conference on Avian Influenza and Black Head Disease will take place on 1 December 2017 at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna.

Information und Program 4

 

1st CEPI Summer School: Poultry Health and Nutrition - 2017

Georgikon Faculty of the University of Pannonia in Keszthely (Hungary, Lake Balaton)

Veranstaltungsbeginn: 21.08.2017  - 10:00 UhrVeranstaltungsende: 26.08.2017  - 15:00 Uhr

In the frame of the cross-border collaboration project CEPI (Centre of Excellence for Poultry Innovation) the project partners kindly invite young researchers (BsC, MsC and PhD students) and professionals working in the area of poultry nutrition and poultry health to the 1st CEPI Summer School on Poultry Health and Nutrition in Keszthely (Hungary, Lake Balaton). Participants will be introduced to the current knowledge on poultry health, nutrition and diagnostics via lectures, group discussions, hands-on training, and excursions to operating sites and institutions.

Participation is free. Application with a short letter of motivation and CV should be sent to Angela Voros until 31st July 2017.

Information and Program of the 1st CEPI Summer School 5