The VICH Forum is a VICH initiative with the main objective of providing a basis for wider international harmonization of technical requirements, improve information exchange and raise awareness of VICH and VICH guidelines with non-VICH countries/regions.
The Forum is composed of countries and regional organisations that have expressed an interest in the work of VICH and are motivated to participate in the activities of the VICH Forum. Currently approximately 18 countries and 4 regional organisations are participating (or have been invited).
The VICH Forum meets in the margins of VICH Steering Committee meetings, which take place one per year in one of the VICH member countries/regions. The Forum meetings are chaired by the VICH host country in collaboration with WOAH, recognising the WOAH’s membership in VICH as well as its broader mandate.