The objective ENOVAT is to build a sustainable network of European stakeholders from the fields of veterinary microbiology, clinical pharmacology, epidemiology, clinical practice, and communication collaborating within and across disciplines towards the common goal of veterinary antimicrobial stewardship. The network will expand the critical mass of European expertise in these fields during the lifetime of the Action through targeted involvement of ECIs in all investigations. ECIs, and other stakeholders within and outside the Action, will also benefit from the planned training schools, workshops, and Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs), and from collaboration with human health scientists and established European and international communities specialised in one or more of the disciplines covered by the Action.