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Our 5 workshops are designed for a smaller number of participants, and will involve interactive features (e.g. data analysis, open discussion, demonstrations etc.) to create a high level of participant involvement. The length of the workshop is set to a maximum of 1.5 hours.

Workshop: The acceptability of animal farming and related consumption behaviour: the keys to understanding your own and others' reasoning
In this WAFL2017 attention will be paid to the consumer-citizen issue, to animal welfare, environmental impact and health, and why some people turn vegetarian and others remain meat-eaters. In short, if you feel lost in the plurality of arguments regarding animal husbandry and its consequences and want to get a clear overview of the logic of different ways of reasoning and behaviour, this workshop is for you.
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Workshop: Sensible statistics in animal welfare research
The workshop aims to discuss and exchange views on these issues, and to provide useful tools and solutions, based on actual experiments. More about this workshop »

Workshop: Towards a unified definition of animal welfare among animal welfare scientists
In this workshop, we will investigate whether one general operational conception of farm animal welfare can be achieved using a Delphi-based method to achieve consensus among participants. We will assimilate and discuss personal expert definitions of animal welfare, focussing on Fraser’s three concepts of animal welfare. 
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Workshop: Welfare Quality: current state-of-the-art and a look into the future
This workshop aims to critically discuss the Welfare Quality assessment protocols in terms of validity of measures and the integration into farm scores.
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Workshop: Zoo Animal Welfare: are we happy together?
In this workshop we discuss the value and use of wild/captive comparisons, space use, multispecies exhibits, social network analysis and the cost-benefit analysis of keeping and managing animals/species in a social group. 
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