The Standing Group of Experts on African swine fever in Europe (hereafter referred as ‘SGE ASF’) was set up in 2014, under the GF-TADs umbrella. It aims at building up a closer cooperation among countries affected by African swine fever (ASF) and thereby, addressing the disease in a more collaborative and harmonised manner across Europe.
The SGE ASF is a unique opportunity to engage affected countries into a fruitful regional dialogue and increased transparency. The GF-TADs offers the ideal framework to discuss common / harmonized mitigation measures based on scientific and technical grounds only.
On top of the formal members of the SGE ASF (the countries in Europe affected by ASF), representatives from any other country in Europe and beyond are warmly welcomed to attend as observers.
The e-depository under the SGE ASF provides access to many resources on ASF, including ASF Awareness Material and the “GF-TADs Handbook on African Swine Fever in wild boar and biosecurity during hunting”