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FRANCOPA is the French platform dedicated to development, validation, and dissemination of alternative methods in animal testing. It was created on July 6th 2007 at an inaugural meeting at the Ministry of Research. The platform gathers all French partners on the same aim to promote the development of alternative methods for the reducing or the replacement of animal testing, particularly in the development, the evaluation, and control of health products and chemicals.

FRANCOPA is a member of the European platform (European Consensus-Platform for Alternatives).

FRANCOPA is composed of fifteen partners representing governmental institutions, academic research, industry, and nongovernmental organisations for animal care groups.

The activities have been centered initially on the establishment of a state of the art on 3R methods and practices in France (English table), together with recommendation to the French government.

GIS report for the Ministry of Research abstract

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Applying and recommendation in international seminar was held on waiving animal testing for regulatory purposes.

FRANCOPA Workshop report - Paris, sept 1st, 2011 - Waiwing animal testing for regulatory purposes

Together with the SFT and the SPTC, FRANCOPA organised a seminar on read-across in Paris, 15th November 2013. A summary and a position letter were subsequently written by FRANCOPA.

Summary of the seminar on read-across (french version)

Position letter on read-across by FRANCOPA

FRANCOPA info-center aims at facilitating the sharing and exchanges of information and opinions among people involved in the development or promotion of alternative methods in animal testing. It is an interactive website with the following sections :
• Database with a searching engine (data from FRANCOPA and associated websites).
• Discussion forum.
• Newsletter, twice a year, related to methodological advances and FRANCOPA actuality.
• Frequently Asked Questions.
• Links to related websites.

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13/07/2016 - 13/07/2016
FRANCOPA newsletter N°6
The sixth FRANCOPA newsletter (in French) is now available. Contents: France and animal welfare, PROSIL workshop on QSAR modeling, Animal disease models for drug screening: the elephant in the room?, the 3Rs and veterinary drugs, in vitro methods for medical devices, Alternatives to HIST for acellular pertussis vaccines...

L’Anses au SPACE 2016
Conférence sur la santé animale, du bien-être des animaux et de la sécurité sanitaire des aliments. Mercredi 14 septembre de 14h00 à 17h30 à l'Espace région Bretagne.

" Le bien-être animal, un enjeu de justice et de paix "
Colloque organisé à Strasbourg

21/11/2016 - 23/11/2016
"Le droit de l'animal"
Formation "Le droit de l'animal" à l'Université de Strasbourg