PPILOW representatives will attend numerous conferences, workshops, and fairs; during these events, the latest project developments, progresses and results will be presented to the audience.


  1. EuMC2022 conference in Milan (Italy, 25 -30 September 2022). CNRS presentation: “Millifluidic Sensor Designed to Perform the Microwave Dielectric Spectroscopy of Biological Liquids”.
  2. ISAE 2022 conference in Ohrid (North Macedonia, 4th – 8th September 2022) UU presentation: “Light and larvae for layers: early-life interventions to prevent feather pecking in laying hens”.
  3. World Poultry Congress 2022 in Paris and online (France, 7th – 11th August 2022). Organisation of PPILOW session: “Poultry welfare in low-input outdoor production systems: the PPILOW project” (INRAE). Presentations: 1) EV ILVO, UU, ACTA, INRAE “Opinions of organic and free-range broiler farmers on animal welfare and the EBENE® app for animal welfare self-assessments”; 2) JUNIA, INRAE “Motivation for foraging behavior and feed place preference in free-range broiler chickens”; 3) UU: “Reducing the risk of feather pecking through light during incubation and live insect feeding during the rearing period of organic laying hens”; 4) Thuenen: “Laying hens – husbandry systems on different welfare levels”; 5) Thuenen: “On the road to dual purpose chickens for Europe – experiences from pullet rearing in Denmark and Germany”; 6) UNIPG: “Conversion efficiency of the main bioactive compounds (PUFA, tocols, carotenoids) in different commercial slow growing chicken genotypes extensively reared”; 7) UNIPG: “New insights in alternative and organic poultry production systems”; 8) UNIPG: “Evaluation of adaptability response, through a behavioral observation, of four different chicken genotypes reared in a free-range system”; 9) LUKE, HAU, INRAE, ACTA, AIAB, SlowFood, UU, JUNIA: “Low-input outdoor and organic poultry productions: how to improve animal welfare in these systems?”; 10) LUKE, HAU, INRAE, ACTA, USAMV, AIAB, SlowFood: “Perception and expectations of practitioners and citizens towards welfare in poultry low input outdoor and organic production systems”.
  4. UFAW – Advancing Animal Welfare Science conference in Edinburgh (United Kingdom, 28th June 2022) UU poster: “Light and larvae for little layers”.
  5. Maataloustieteen päivät 2022 conference in Helsinki (Finland, 14th – 15th June 2022). LUKE presentations : 1) “Barriers and levers of enhancing animal welfare in organic and low-input outdoor production: Insights from a supply chain survey” ; 2) “Consumer expectations on animal welfare in organic and low-input outdoor production: Insights from a consumer survey”.


  1. 13th CHEESE Conference in Bra (Italy, 17th – 20th September 2021). SLOWFOOD fair with final debate.
  2. One Welfare World Conference, on line (15th – 16th September 2021): UNIPG, LUKE, HAU, INRAE, ACTA, USAMV, AIAB, SlowFood, BioForum, UU, Thuenen, CRAW, FEXP, AU, Vanggaard, JUNIA, SYSAAF, WU, ILVO, EAAP, CNRS, Circular Organics: “PPILOW: innovations for improving animal welfare and human well-being in low-input outdoor and organic poultry and pig production systems”.
  3. 7th EVIW Conference, online conference (29th – 31st August 2021). AU presented a poster: “Effect of fermented rapeseed meal and seaweed on immunoprofiles in layers infected with Ascaridia galli”.
  4. XVI European Association of Agricultural Economist (EAAE), virtual congress (20th – 23rd July 2021). Presentation : 1) “Review of European Pig and Poultry Poduction Systems and Marketing Labels Elaborating Animal Welfare” (LUKE); 2) “Laying Hens’ Husbandry Systems on Different Animal Welfare Levels” (Thuenen).
  5. Agriculture for life, life for agriculture Conference in Bucarest (Romania, 3rd – 5th June 2021). USAMV made a presentation: “Detection of Trichinella spiralis larvae in domestic pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus) using artificial digestion and a microfluidic device, a comparative study” and presented a poster: “Co-infections with gastrointestinal parasites in a free-range swine farm from the Transylvania area”.
  6. Multidisciplinary Conference on Sustainable Development in Timisoara (Romania, 10th – 21st May 2021). USAMV presented two posters: 1) “The effects of allium sativum and artemisia absinthiuml. on the sporulation of eimeria ssp. oocysts during an experimental (in vitro) study”; 2) “The effects of artemisia absinthium and allium sativum on trichinella spiralis and trichinella britovi larvae during an experimental (in vitro) study”.
  7. 53e Journées de la Recherche Porcine, online conference (1st – 4th February 2021). CRA-W presented a poster: “Perception of alternatives to piglet castration by the pig sector in Wallonia”.
  8. Improving Sustainability and Welfare in Organic Poultry and Pig Production, Joint Online Conference four research projects: OK-Net EcoFeed, PPILOW, Freebirds and POWER, (25th – 26th January 2021). PPILOW presentations: 1) “Welcome by the project coordinators” (INRAE); 2) “One Welfare for farm animals and humans: practitioners’ and citizens’ expectations” (INRAE & LUKE); 3) “A tool for farmers to self-assess the welfare of their livestock” (EV ILVO); 4) “Farmer experience: Dual purpose breeds” (ITAB).


  1. Journée Technique Inter-filière du SYSAAF, online (9th December 2020). SYSAAF, AU, INRAE, Thuenen, ITAB presentation: “A la recherche d’une génétique à double fin en réponse à un questionnement éthique”.
  2. Cremona International Livestock Exhibitions, online conference (4th December 2020). AIAB presentation: “PPILOW primi risultati”.
  3. Meeting of the ‘Animal Welfare’ subgroup of the Collaborative working group Animal health and welfare of SCAR (EC), online (12th November 2020). INRAE, EV ILVO, ACTA (ITAVI) presentation: “Overview of the PPILOW project and tools developed for animal welfare self-assessment”.
  4. ISAE Benelux Meeting 2020, online conference (3rd November 2020). UU presentation: “Black Soldier Fly larvae as enrichment for layer chicks: a pilot”.
  5. 6th International Mediterranean Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MESMAP-6), in Selçuk (Ephesus) Izmir (Turkey, 15th -16th October 2020). USAMV presentation: “In vitro age dependent cell-mediated responses to antimicrobial plant extracts in free range mangalitza pigs”.
  6. 19th International Conference Life Sciences for Sustainable Development in Cluj-Napoca (Romania, 24th -25th September 2020). USAMV presentations: 1) “Swine parasitic profile from a free-range in the Transylvania area”; 2) “Skin bacteriomeand its resistance to antibiotics in free range pigs”; 3) “Antiparasitic action of lactobacillus casei and lactobacillus bulgaricus strain in CD-1 mice experimentally infected with trichinellaspp” . Moreover two posters were presented: 1) “Bactericidal capacity of serum in pigs subsequent to hipopphae rhamnoidestreatment”; 2)  “Swine parasitic profile from a free-range farm in the Transylvania area”.


  1. Conference Organic Innovation Daysin Brussels (Belgium, 3rd – 4th December 2019). ILVO represented PPILOW Consortium.
  2. Défis PHASE in Rennes (France, 6th – 8thNovember 2019). INRAE presented PPILOW project.  Moreover, a poster was presented.
  3. Cremona International Livestock Exhibitions in Cremona (Italy, 28th-30th October 2019). AIAB presentation: “Benessere animale nei sistemi produttivi ovicoli e suinicoli a basso input e biologici” during the Workshop “The challenge of organic farming for sustainable livestock”.
  4. XXXIII Euragri Conference 2019 in Melle and Ghent (Belgium, 22nd -24st September 2019). Slowfood made an oral presentation: “Activism, philosophy, ideals and the right way to produce knowledge”. INRAE and ILVO presented a flyer: “PPILOW: Poultry and Pig Low input and Organic production systems’ Welfare”.
  5. Tech&Bio 2019 in Bourg-Lès-Valence (France, 18th -19st September 2019). AIAB, INRAE and ITAB presented leaflets and posters.