During the First Annual Networking Meeting, one of the workshop groups was specifically dedicated to the creation of the NEAT vision and mission statement. After a lively and effective discussion within the plenium a limited selection of statements was chosen. A few weeks afterwards the management board agreed on the final vision and mission statement, which is the following:
Improving education in the Economics of Animal Health.
Our mission is to ensure that organisations and businesses working with animal health professionals in Europe and beyond have access to professionals educated in economics of animal health by enhancing general understanding and awareness for competency needs, and by creating a sustainable, interdisciplinary network for sharing and developing open access delivery, methods, educational material, ideas, and other teaching resources.
Meanwhile a NEAT Vision & Mission poster has been created, which can be downloaded here.