Erfan Structure

The ERFAN structure, identified jointly with the partners, is the following:


At the IZSAM the ERFAN Secretariat has been established. A delegate of the Secretariat will be part of the Steering Committee.

Task: coordination, facilitation, and liaison role.


The Scientific Committee (SC) will be composed by the representatives of each Veterinary Institution.

The chairperson will be identified during the first General Meeting, which will take place in 2021.

Task: ensuring continued quality and scientific integrity of the projects.


The representatives of Italian and African Institutions and OIE will compose it.

Task: providing advice and ensuring delivery of the project outputs and the achievement of project outcomes.


Members: each African and Italian Institution can take part with a delegate in the working groups. During the Regional meeting, the working group members identify two coordinators, both for Italy and Africa.

Task: The coordinator have to play the role in creating a productive and active WG. In charge for two years, he/she will be responsible for checking on the progress.