In Belgium, the European Directive 2010/63 concerning the protection of animals used for scientific purposes has been transposed into the Royal Decree concerning the protection of experimental animals (29 May 2013 - only available in NL and FR) . This Royal Decree is the responsibility of the Animal Welfare Departments, and is implemented at the regional level. As a result, the Flemish Region, the Brussels-Capital Region and the Walloon Region are each individually responsible for the implementation of this regulation within their respective region.