REEV-Med Executive Committee Meeting

Members of the Executive Committee of the Mediterranean Network of Establishments for Veterinary Education (REEV-Med) met in Tunis on 17 and 18 April for an update on the situation of the network, which now includes veterinary education establishments from 19 countries of the Mediterranean basin.

On 18 April, they participated in the “Self-Assessment and Accreditation Day of Veterinary Education in Tunisia” organized by the Sidi Thabet National School of Veterinary Medicine, which is 20 km from Tunis. This day was organized as part of the evaluation process developed by the REEV-Med.

The next REEV-Med General Assembly will be held in Tunisia on 9 December 2014 in coordination with the GTVT General Assembly which will be held on 10 and 11 December 2014. This will be an elective General Assembly.

The creation of the REEV-Med network is the result of a process initiated in October 2010 in Paris (workshop at the National Veterinary School of Alfort in collaboration with the TAIEX Office of the European Commission) and continued in March 2012 during a meeting held in the premises of the Veterinary Faculty of Cordoba in Spain. The first General Assembly of the network was held in Rabat (Morocco) in September 2012.

The development of this network is in line with the recommendations of the global conferences on veterinary education held in Paris in October 2009, in Lyon in May 2011 and in Foz do Iguazu in December 2013. One of the objectives of REEV-Med is the harmonisation and standardisation of veterinary training in the southern Mediterranean region.

The REEV-Med has also received support from the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE), which will actively participate in the process of evaluating establishments for veterinary education in the region.