BTSF EU Training Activities cover a wide range of topics all of which relate to Food and Feed safety. This category contains information about those which are focused on:

  • Analysis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Research, etc

Background information

Objectives

The BTSF EU Training Programme on PDS - Cross-sectorial market contols overall objective is: 

  • to improve the knowledge and further harmonise the approaches and practices of the Member States in the cross-sectorial field of market controls for PDO/PGI/TSG/GI products with a view to increase the efficacy of the competent authorities and control bodies to verify compliance with the legal requirements in the field of protected designations

Content

The course addresses the following topics:

  • Topic 1: EU single market and protection of geographical indication
  • Topic 2: Overview on the sectorial specificities for wines, spirit drinks and agricultural products and foodstuffs with protected designation schemes
  • Topic 3: Cross-sectorial market controls, fraud detection and food authenticity protection
  • Topic 4: E-commerce controls on agri-food products, wines and spirits with protected names

Target audience

  • competent authority staff involved in planning and coordinating control activities of the quality schemes (preferably at central level) as well as field inspectors involved in the delivery of such controls
  • staff of private control bodies to which specific tasks relating to control activities of the quality schemes may have been delegated
  • staff of national accreditation bodies and customs authorities involved in this sector
  • Calendar and locations

    Session Start Date End Date City Country
    TS01 04/12/2018 07/12/2018 Rome Italy
    TS03 12/02/2019 15/02/2019 Rome Italy
    TS06 21/05/2019 24/05/2019 PragueCzech Republic
    TS10 05/11/2019 08/11/2019 Prague Czech Republic
    TS13 18/02/2020 21/02/2020 Prague Czech Republic

    Background information

    Objectives

    The BTSF EU Training Programme on PDS - Control of PDO/PGI/TSG in the field of agricultural products and foodstuffs overall objective is: 

    • to improve the knowledge and further harmonise the approaches and practices of the Member States in the field of PDO/PGI/TSG in the agri-food sector with a view to increase the efficacy of the competent authorities and control bodies to verify compliance with the legal requirements in the field of protected designations

    Content

    The course addresses the following topics:

    • Topic 1: PDO/PGI/TSG for agricultural products and foodstuffs in the context of EU quality policy and regulatory framework overview
    • Topic 2: Control systems related to PDOs/PGIs/TSGs for agricultural products and foodstuffs
    • Topic 3: Planning and organization of control activity on PDOs/PGIs/TSGs products
    • Topic 4: Official controls on PDO/PGI/TSG agricultural products and foodstuffs
    • Topic 5: Communication and reporting related to official controls on PDOs/PGIs/TSGs agricultural products and foodstuffs
    • Topic 6: Integration activity

    Target audience

  • competent authority staff involved in planning and coordinating control activities of the quality schemes (preferably at central level) as well as field inspectors involved in the delivery of such controls
  • staff of private control bodies to which specific tasks relating to control activities of the quality schemes may have been delegated
  • staff of national accreditation bodies and customs authorities involved in this sector
  • Calendar and locations

    Session Start Date End Date City Country
    TS04 05/03/2019 08/03/2019 Lisbon Portugal
    TS11 10/12/2019 13/12/2019 Lisbon Portugal

    Background information

    Objectives

    The BTSF EU Training Programme on PDS - Control of GIs in the field of spirit drinks overall objective is: 

    • to improve the knowledge and further harmonise the approaches and practices of the Member States in the field of GIs in the spirit drinks sector with a view to increase the efficacy of the competent authorities and control bodies to verify compliance with the legal requirements in the field of protected designations

    Content

    The course addresses the following topics:

    • Topic 1: GIs for spirit drinks in the context of EU quality policy and regulatory framework overview
    • Topic 2: Control systems related to GIs for spirit drinks
    • Topic 3: Planning and organisation of control activity on GIs for spirit drinks
    • Topic 4: Official controls on GIs for spirit drinks
    • Topic 5: Integration activities

    Target audience

  • competent authority staff involved in planning and coordinating control activities of the quality schemes (preferably at central level) as well as field inspectors involved in the delivery of such controls;
  • staff of private control bodies to which specific tasks relating to control activities of the quality schemes may have been delegated;
  • staff of national accreditation bodies and customs authorities involved in this sector.
  • Calendar and locations


    Session Start Date End Date City Country
    TS07 18/06/2019 21/06/2019 Talinn Estonia
    TS08 10/09/2019 13/09/2019 Warsaw
    Poland

    Background information

    New plant health regime

    Objectives

    The BTSF EU Training Programme on Risk assessment overall objectives are: 

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    • X

    Content

    The course addresses the following topics:

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    • X

    Target audience

  • DG Santé, CHAFEA, Contractor
  • Calendar and locations

    Session Start Date End Date City Country
    1 30/June/2020 30/June/2020 Brussels Belgium

    10:0013:00

    Background information

    Kick-off meeting about Endocrine disruptors

    Objectives

    The BTSF EU Training Programme on Risk assessment overall objectives are: 

    • X
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    Content

    The course addresses the following topics:

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    Target audience

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  • Calendar and locations

    Session Start Date End Date City Country
    1 03/07/2020 03/07/2020 Bruxelles Belgium

    15:0017:00

    Background information

    Objectives

    The BTSF EU Training Programme on PDS - Control of GIs in the wine sector overall objective is: 

    • to improve the knowledge and further harmonise the approaches and practices of the Member States in the field of PDO/PGI in the wine sector with a view to increase the efficacy of the competent authorities and control bodies to verify compliance with the legal requirements in the field of protected designations 

    Content

    The course addresses the following topics:

    • Topic 1: PDOs/PGIs for wines in the context of EU quality policy and regulatory framework overview
    • Topic 2: Control systems related to PDOs/PGIs for wines
    • Topic 3: Planning and organisation of control activity on PDO/PGI wines
    • Topic 4: Official controls on PDOs/PGIs wines
    • Topic 5: Integration activities

    Target audience

  • competent authority staff involved in planning and coordinating control activities of the quality schemes (preferably at central level) as well as field inspectors involved in the delivery of such controls;
  • staff of private control bodies to which specific tasks relating to control activities of the quality schemes may have been delegated;
  • staff of national accreditation bodies and customs authorities involved in this sector.
  • Calendar and locations

    Session Start Date End Date City Country
    1 12/04/2021 16/04/2021 n/a n/a
    2 19/04/2021 23/04/2021 n/a n/a

    Background information

    The BTSF EU Training Programme on Support to enforcement in SPS fields (Phase II) overall objective is: 

    • The EU has introduced a harmonized carcase classification system that includes the classification of beef carcasses by a Union scale, with the aim of assigning the commercial value of the beef in a uniform way among the Member States.

    Target audience

    • Officials that require classification of beef, pig and sheep carcassess, eggs and poultry meat.
    • Developments of the national Carcass Classification system.

    Calendar and locations

    Session Start Date End Date City Country
    1 14/05/2019 16/05/2019 Sofia Bulgaria
    2 28/05/2019 30/05/2019 Lodi Italy
    3 17/09/2019 19/09/2019 Ceva Italy
    4 23/09/2019 25/09/2019 Luxembourg Luxembourg
    12/11/2019 14/11/2019 Zagreb Croatia
    6  26/11/2019 29/11/2019  Brussels Belgium
    7  04/02/2020   07/02/2020
    Brussels

    Belgium
     10/03/2020  13/03/2020  Brussels  Belgium
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    Background information

    The BTSF EU Training Programme on Antimicrobial Resistance overall objectives is: 

    • The dissemination of the information, training for best practices and upgrading national systems in relation to the surveillance and monitoring on antimicrobial resistance.
    • The training also aims to provide training on the methods of prevention and control of AMR in the veterinary and public health sectors with a holistic approach to prevent the infections and reduce the bacterial resistance.

    Target audience

    The training course is mainly addressed to:

    • Decision and policy makers from competent authorities.
    • Senior offciers from competent authorities.

    Calendar and locations

    Session Start Date End Date City Country
     1  25/11/2019  28/11/2019  Malaga  Spain
     2  13/01/2020  16/01/2020  Athens  Greece
     3  03/02/2020  06/02/2020  Zagreb  Croatia
     4  24/05/2021  28/05/2021  N/A  N/A
     5  14/06/2021  18/06/2021  N/A  N/A
     6  05/07/2021  09/07/2021  N/A  N/A
     7  TBC  TBC  TBC  TBC
     8  TBC  TBC  TBC  TBC
     9  TBC  TBC  TBC  TBC
     10  TBC  TBC  TBC  TBC
     11  TBC  TBC  TBC  TBC
     12  TBC  TBC  TBC  TBC
     13  TBC  TBC  TBC  TBC
     14  TBC  TBC  TBC  TBC
     15  TBC  TBC  TBC  TBC

    Background information

    Risk assessment 

    Objectives

    The BTSF EU Training Programme on Risk assessment  overall objectives are: 

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    Content

    The course addresses the following topics:

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    Target audience

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  • Calendar and locations

    Session Start Date End Date City Country
    1 30/06/2020 30/06/2020 Bruxelles Belgium

    10:0013:00

    Background information

    The BTSF EU Training Programme on Antimicrobial resistance overall objectives is: 

    • The dissemination of the information, training for best practices and upgrading national systems in relation to the surveillance and monitoring on antimicrobial resistance.
    • The training also aims to provide training on the methods of prevention and control of AMR in the veterinary and human medicine sectors with a holistic approach to prevent the infections and reduce the bacterial resistance.

    Target audience

    The training course is mainly addressed to:

    • Decision and policy makers from competent authorities.
    • Senior offciers from competent authorities.

    Calendar and locations

    Session Start Date End Date City Country
    1 25/11/2019 28/11/2019 Malaga Spain
    2 13/01/2020 16/01/2020 Athens Greece
    3 03/02/2020 06/02/2020 Zagreb Croatia

    Background information

    The specific objectives of the BTSF training activities on Organic farming scheme are to further improve the knowledge of the control requirements by bringing together participants from different Member States and selected non-EU countries and to allow the exchange of experience and disseminate best practices for control activities and procedures.

    Target audience

    • Food Science and Technology / Human Nutrition.
    • Sciences (agronomy / microbiology / biology / chemistry).
    • Veterinary Sciences.
    • Engineering.

    Calendar and locations

    Session Start Date End Date City Country
    104/12/201807/12/2018AntwerpBelgium
    2  22/01/2019  25/01/2019  RomeItaly
    3 19/02/2019 22/02/2019 Zagreb Croatia
    4 12/03/2019 15/03/2019 Seville Spain
    5 16/04/2019 19/04/2019 Vilnius Lithuania
    6 21/05/2019 24/05/2019 Prague Czech Republic
    7 17/09/2019 20/09/2019 Zagreb Croatia
    8 15/10/2019 18/10/2019 Seville Spain
    9 26/11/2019 29/11/2019 Seville Spain
    10 21/01/2020 24/01/2020 Rome Italy
    11 18/02/2020 21/02/2020 Antwerp Belgium
    12 10/03/2020 13/03/2020 Vilnius Lithuania
    13 21/04/2020 24/04/2020 Prague Czech Republic
    14 12/05/2020 15/05/2020 Zagreb Croatia

    Background information

    The BTSF EU Training Programme on Support to enforcement in SPS fields overall objective is: 

    • The EU has introduced a harmonized carcase classification system that includes the classification of beef carcasses by a Union scale, with the aim of assigning the commercial value of the beef in a uniform way among the Member States.

    Target audience

    • Officials that require classification of beef, pig and sheep carcassess, eggs and poultry meat.
    • Developments of the national Carcass Classification system.

    Calendar and locations

    Session Start Date End Date City Country
    1 03/10/201605/10/2016WarsawPoland
    226/10/201628/10/2016CevaItaly
    307/11/201609/11/2016BariItaly
    416/11/201618/11/2016MinskBelarus
    501/03/201703/03/2017CevaItaly
    626/04/201728/04/2017RigaLatvia
    717/05/201719/05/2017Voorshoten The Netherlands
     20/09/2017  22/09/2017  Ceva  Italy
    9  22/10/2017  26/10/2017  Ceva  Italy
    10   08/11/2017  09/11/2017  Belgrade  Serbia
    11  12/12/2017  14/12/2017  Kiev  Ukraine
    12  27/02/2018  01/03/2018  Belgrade  Serbia
    13  13/03/2018  15/03/2018  Tilburg  The Netherlands
    14  26/03/2018  29/03/2018  Minsk  Belarus
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