− To create a network to coordinate research on the risk-based meat inspection and the whole meat safety assurance system in Europe.
− To establish strong, dynamic and effective links between science, official authorities and meat industry (including primary meat production) in this field.
− To develop a crude roadmap that will identify current status, multiple objectives and desired goals of meat inspection and meat safety assurance, including all in between steps, resources and responsibilities needed to achieve these goals.
− To identify knowledge gaps and establish a consensus roadmap to foster excellence and innovative scientific research.
− To consolidate and extend the results from national research programmes and other international networking activities.
− To harmonise and integrate research outputs and develop new methods and tools for cost- effective meat safety assurance.
− To assess impacts of the new meat safety assurance system on public health, animal health and welfare, socio-economics, and trade.
− To provide scientific advice/information/recommendations and engage with policy-makers at national and European levels and meat industry to receive their feedback on possible challenges and opportunities related to meat safety assurance system.
− To develop a platform for training of all participants in the new meat safety assurance system.
− To promote European risk-based meat inspection and meat safety assurance system to other world regions, especially to overseas countries with the most intensive meat trade with Europe.