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The European Commission for the control of Foot-and-Mouth disease (EuFMD)

Our pillars

At the core of the EuFMD programme, is the Three Pillar strategy. Pillar I provides for improved readiness for Foot-and-Mouth Disease crisis management by members. Pillar II aims to reduce risk to members from the FMD situation in the European neighbourhood. Pillar III searches for improved implementation of the global strategy for the progressive control of FMD.

The object of the exercise aims to establish three aims:

  • Improved Emergency Preparedness;
  • Consolidate National and Regional policy on risk reduction in the European neighborhood and at global level - by means of the Progressive Control Pathway.
  • An enhanced approach to coordination and crisis response.