The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) is a joint initiative from the European Commission, European trade associations from seven industry sectors, including IFAH-Europe, and individual companies.

The partnership was launched on 7 November 2023 at the “Europe Goes Alternative” conference by Commissioners Verheugen (Enterprise and Industry) and Potočnik (Science and Research) and industry representatives.

Its purpose is to promote the development of new ‘3R’ methods (replace, reduce, refine) and modern alternative approaches to safety testing.

The partnership’s work will focus on mapping existing research, developing new alternative approaches and strategies, and promoting communication, education, validation and acceptance of alternative approaches.

For further information, see the EPAA website:



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