One of the goals of ENOVAT is to develop a new veterinary-specific research agenda and roadmap to raise stewardship awareness and implementation across Europe. The Action will highlight knowledge gaps and create a priority list of future research needs for optimising antimicrobial treatment in companion and food animal species. The intention is to help politicians and funding agencies to prioritise resources for future activities on veterinary antimicrobial stewardship. Along with this list will follow a roadmap suggesting how European countries, with the EC as a coordinating stakeholder, can approach a common high level of knowledge and dedication when it comes to implementing veterinary antimicrobial stewardship practices locally.