Can pets power health in Europe?

An online event brought to you by FEDIAF, PetAlliance Europe, AnimalhealthEurope and The Parliament Magazine.

#PetPower is our way of talking about human-animal interactions, the bond between our species, and the many benefits that can be drawn from close relationships between people and pets.

#PetPower creates favourable emotional, psychological, and physical interactions between people and animals, positively shaping societies and many communities around the world.

But is this #PetPower bond understood in Europe? Do Europeans recognise the many benefits that assistance animals can provide? Can companion animals play a more prominent role in our society and in our health?

In an online event organised together with Parliament Magazine and moderated by journalist Dave Keating, as the newly formed Pet Alliance Europe, AnimalhealthEurope together with FEDIAF will be discussing these topics with EU institutions and special project Nosaïs-Covid-19 from the Maisons-Alfort National Veterinary School (EnvA) in France. 


  • MEP Sirpa Pietikainen, Honorary President of the Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals
  • Andrea Gavinelli, DG SANTE, European Commission 
  • Professor Dominique Grandjean, Head of the Nosaïs COVID-19 detection dogs programme, Maisons-Alfort National Veterinary School, France)
  • Pet Alliance Europe


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Date & time
Wednesday 29 September 2021 4:00-5:00 PM (CEST - Brussels Time)