Standing Groups of Experts on Rabies for Europe

Presentation / objectives of the SGE RAB

The GF-TADs for Europe has expanded its activities in 2019, with the creation of a new Standing Group of Experts on Rabies (SGE RAB). 

The main objective of this new Standing Group of Experts is to coordinate the oral rabies vaccination activities in wild carnivores with the overall goal to accelerate the final eradication of rabies, primarily in the Balkan sub-region.

Participants of the SGE RAB (as of January 2019)

  • Countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia
  • Organisations: European Commission – OIE – FAO
  • Secretariat: OIE Sub-Regional Representation in Brussels (

* 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.

Meetings of the SGE RAB

SGE RAB 2019

SGE-RAB_2019 Side session dedicated to Rabies surveillance for Europe

October 17, 2019
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SGE-RAB1 - Kick-off meeting of the Standing Groups of Experts on Rabies for Europe

February 13, 2019
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