SGE LSD

Standing Groups of Experts on Lumpy Skin Disease in South-East Europe

Presentation / objectives of the SGE LSD

Lumpy Skin Disease became a serious concern in Europe after it spread in Israel (2012), Turkey (2013), Azerbaijan (July 2014), Russia (July 2015), Greece (August 2015) and deeper into the Balkans in the course of 2016. 

The Standing Group of Experts on Lumpy Skin Disease in South-East Europe (hereafter referred as ‘SGE LSD’) was launched on 4-5 July 2016, under the GF-TADs umbrella, to address this concern. It aims at building up a closer cooperation among countries affected by Lumpy Skin disease (LSD) and thereby addressing the disease in a more collaborative and harmonised manner across the region. It 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. LSD was discussed during the 6th meeting of the GF-TADs for Europe Steering Committee (RSC6). 

The Standing Group of Experts on LSD builds on the successful experience of a similar mechanism for African swine fever in Europe, established in 2014. 

Members of the SGE LSD (as of October 2018)

  • Countries: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kosovo*, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine
  • Organisations: European Commission – OIE – FAO
  • Secretariat: OIE Sub-Regional Representation in Brussels (rsr.bruxelles@oie.int)

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.

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Meetings of the SGE LSD

SGE LSD9

SGE LSD9 - Ninth meeting of the Standing Group of Experts on Lumpy Skin Disease

October 16, 2019
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SGE LSD8

SGE LSD8 - Eighth meeting of the Standing Group of Experts on Lumpy Skin Disease

May 28, 2019
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SGE LSD - TC-2019

SGE LSD TC-2019 - Teleconference on LSD vaccination programmes

February 25, 2019
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SGE LSD7

SGE LSD7 - Seventh meeting of the Standing Group of Experts on Lumpy Skin Disease

October 18, 2018
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SGE LSD6

SGE LSD6 - Sixth meeting of the Standing Group of Experts on Lumpy Skin Disease

May 25, 2018
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SGE LSD - TC-2018

SGE LSD TC-2018 - Teleconference on LSD vaccination programmes

February 26, 2018
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SGE LSD5

SGE LSD5 - Fifth meeting of the Standing Group of Experts on Lumpy Skin Disease

October 19, 2017
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SGE LSD4

SGE LSD4 - Fourth meeting of the Standing Group of Experts on Lumpy Skin Disease

May 24, 2017
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SGE LSD - TC-2017

SGE LSD TC-2017 - Teleconference on LSD vaccination programmes

February 23, 2017
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SGE LSD3

SGE LSD3 - Third meeting of the Standing Group of Experts on Lumpy Skin Disease

December 12, 2016
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SGE LSD2

SGE LSD2 - Second meeting of the Standing Group of Experts on Lumpy Skin Disease

September 21, 2016
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SGE LSD1

SGE LSD1 - Kick-off meeting of the Standing Group of Experts on Lumpy Skin Disease

July 05, 2016
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