Formas will open two calls in the areas of animal protection and animal welfare.
Formas will, in consultation with the Board of Agriculture, announce funds that aim to finance research that, for example:
- gives a scientific foundation to the requirements of animal welfare regulations,
- gives an improved legal security and correct assessments at controls, or
- examines the economic impact of an improved or reduced animal welfare.
The projects can be supported up to three years, with a maximum budget of six million SEK per project. In total Formas will finance research projects with 36 million SEK.
Development of animal welfare-promoting measures
Formas will announce six million SEK for projects focused on developing animal welfare-promoting measures. The aim of the call is to develop, for example, a process, a product or a concept that promote the welfare of animals held by humans. The projects can be supported up to one year.