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The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Programme/Course on Animal by-products in the western Balkan countries emphasize the economic opportunities as well as the challenges that arise from the proper collection, storage, processing, and placing on the market of animal by-products, as well as the overall strategy of the BTSF initiative, the following objectives for this training course have been formulated:

  • to enhance/reinforce compliance with EU legislation.
  • to raise awareness on the importance of safe handling of ABPs.
  • to raise awareness on  the economic opportunities arising from safe ABPs’ processing.

The training will focus, inter-alia, on a presentation of the different opportunities that can be adopted according to field situations and volumes.

Content

The course addresses the following topics:

  • ABPs rules in the EU.
  • Implementing the rules and relevant challenges.
  • Organisation and financial aspects of the collection of dead-on-farm-animals and disease culling.
  • Building up an ABPs collection and processing system
  • Small scale, centralised and integrated solutions for ABPs management.
  • Livestock production renewable energy sources.
  • ABPs channels of marketing.
  • ABPs management.

Target audience

This Training Programme has been designed for the profiles and positions described below. Please verify compliance with the selection criteria before submitting or validating applications.

  • Competent authorities of central, regional and local level.
  • Stakeholders, operators and associations, in particular from the Western Balkan countries. 

Calendar and locations

Session Start Date End Date City Country
1 22/11/2022 24/11/2022 Zagreb Croatia
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Bien-être des animaux au moment de leur abattage et de leur mise à mort pour le contrôle des maladies

Le cours vise à permettre aux participants d’améliorer leurs connaissances et compétences sur:

  • La législation européenne pertinente (se focalisant surtout sur le règlement (CE) n° 1099/2009).
  • La base scientifique pour la manipulation optimale avant l’abattage, les méthodes d’étourdissement, d’abattage et de mise à mort des animaux.
  • La stabulation animale, le logement, la manipulation et l'évaluation des installations d'élevage.
  • Principales techniques d’abattement et d’étourdissement utilisées dans les abattoirs en Europe et dans le contexte de la mise à mort pour le contrôle des maladies.
  • Mesures axées sur les ressources et la gestion.
  • mesures axées sur les animaux, principalement des protocoles Welfare Quality®.
  • La mise à mort des animaux à des fins de dépeuplement (par exemple en cas de maladies épidémiques).

Les contenus scientifiques focalisent surtout sur les espèces animales suivantes: bovins, porcs, petits ruminants et poulets de chair.

Caractéristiques

Accès pendant 365 jours
  • Durée moyenne: 8 heures
En ligne
  • 5 unités
  • À son propre rythme
  • Multimédia
Disponible en:
  • anglais

Comment vous inscrire?

  • Vérifiez la liste des coordonnées des PCN pour obtenir des détails et des liens vers davantage d’informations.
  • Si vous êtes un fonctionnaire gouvernemental, d’un État membre de l’UE ou d’un pays non-membres de l'UE invité, vous pouvez vous inscrire aux cours en ligne disponibles, au moyen du Formulaire de demande en ligne BTSF. Si vous avez des questions sur les critères de sélection, veuillez consulter le Point de Contact National concerné.
  • Si vous êtes membre du personnel travaillant dans les institutions de l’UE et souhaitez participer à un cours d’apprentissage en ligne BTSF, veuillez écrire à HADEA-BTSF-ACADEMY-SUPPORT@ec.europa.eu à partir de votre boîte aux lettres officielle (prénom.nom@ec.europa.eu) pour demander votre inscription.
  • Pour toutes autres interrogations, veuillez envoyer un message à l’adresse HADEA-BTSF-ACADEMY-SUPPORT@ec.europa.eu l’équipe BTSF ACADEMY sera ravie de vous venir en aide.
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BTSF Training Programme on Animal welfare at slaughter – cattle, pigs, sheep & goats (advanced).

Organisation and implementation of training activities on animal welfare on the farm, animal welfare at the time of killing of animals (at slaughterhouses and for disease control purposes) and animal welfare during transport under the Better Training for Safer Food initiative.

Objectives

The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Courses on Animal Welfare at slaughter of cattle, pigs, sheep and goats (advanced level)  are:

  • Improving awareness of rules and how to control that these are respected in the areas covered by the EU legislation in force, as concerns poultry and pig productions, slaughtering practices and long distance transportation.
  • Ensuring consistent and high implementation standards across the Union.
  • Promoting the exchange of good and best practices among EU Member States as regards control activities at farm.
  • Improving the welfare conditions of live farmed animals in Europe.
  • Improving awareness of the EU legislation on animal welfare in selected non-EU Countries.
  • Stimulating a constructive dialogue among the interested parties (including business operators, NGOs and their umbrella organisations), and also a collaborative climate among EU and Non-EU National Competent Authorities towards common achievements concerning the most controversial aspects in the interpretation of the relevant pieces of legislation.

Calendar and locations

Session Title Start Date End Date
1 BTSF Virtual Classroom on Animal Welfare at slaughter of cattle, pigs, sheep and goats (advanced level)  04/10/2022 06/10/2022
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Welcome to the BTSF Training Programme on Animal welfare at slaughter - poultry (advanced), organised in the framework of the “Better Training for Safer Food” Initiative.

Organisation and implementation of training activities on animal welfare on the farm, animal welfare at the time of killing of animals (at slaughterhouses and for disease control purposes) and animal welfare during transport.

Objectives

The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Course on Animal welfare at slaughter - poultry (advanced) are:

  • Raising awareness and promoting a common understanding of the EU animal welfare rules applicable to poultry and pig productions, slaughtering practices and long distance transportation. 
  • Ensuring consistent and high implementation standards across the Union.
  • Promoting the exchange of good and best practices among EU Member States as regards control activities at farm.
  • Improving the welfare conditions of live farmed animals in Europe.
  • Improving awareness of the EU legislation on animal welfare in selected non-EU Countries.
  • Stimulating a constructive dialogue among the interested parties (including business operators, NGOs and their umbrella organisations), and also a collaborative climate among EU and Non-EU National Competent Authorities towards common achievements concerning the most controversial aspects in the interpretation of the relevant pieces of legislation.

Calendar and locations

Session Title Start Date End Date
1 Animal welfare at slaughter - poultry (advanced) 15/11/2022 17/11/2022
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The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Programme on Animal Welfare during transport (advanced) are:

Organisation and implementation of training activities on animal welfare on the farm, animal welfare at the time of killing of animals (at slaughterhouses and for disease control purposes) and animal welfare during transport.

  • Improving awareness of rules and how to control that these are respected in the areas covered by the EU legislation in force, as concerns poultry and pig productions, slaughtering practices and long distance transportation.
  • Ensuring consistent and high implementation standards across the Union.
  • Promoting the exchange of good and best practices among EU Member States as regards control activities at farm.
  • Improving the welfare conditions of live farmed animals in Europe.
  • Improving awareness of the EU legislation on animal welfare in selected non-EU Countries.
  • Stimulating a constructive dialogue among the interested parties (including business operators, NGOs and their umbrella organisations), and also a collaborative climate among EU and Non-EU National Competent Authorities towards common achievements concerning the most controversial aspects in the interpretation of the relevant pieces of legislation.

Calendar and locations

Session Title Start Date End Date
1 BTSF Virtual Classroom on Animal Welfare during transport (advanced level) 29/03/2022 31/03/2022
2 BTSF Virtual Classroom on Animal Welfare during transport (advanced level) 25/10/2022 27/10/2022
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BTSF Training Programme on Animal Welfare in pig production


Objectives

The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Courses on Animal Welfare in pig production are:

  • Contributing to improving compliance in the areas covered by the EU legislation in force, as concerns pig production.
  • Ensuring consistent and high implementation standards across the Union.
  • Promoting the exchange of good and best practices among EU Member States as regards control activities at farm.
  • Improving the welfare conditions of live farmed animals in Europe.
  • Improving awareness of the EU legislation on animal welfare in selected non-EU Countries.
  • Stimulating a constructive dialogue among the interested parties (including business operators, NGOs and their umbrella organisations), and also a collaborative climate among EU and Non-EU National Competent Authorities towards common achievements concerning the most controversial aspects in the interpretation of the relevant pieces of legislation.

Calendar and locations

Session Title Start Date End Date
1 BTSF Virtual Classroom on Animal Welfare in pig production 13/09/2021 15/09/2021
2 BTSF Virtual Classroom on Animal Welfare in pig production 16/11/2021 18/12/2021
3 BTSF Virtual Classroom on Animal Welfare in pig production 08/03/2022 10/03/2022
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BTSF Training Programme on Animal welfare in poultry production - broilers

Organisation and implementation of training activities on animal welfare on the farm, animal welfare at the time of killing of animals (at slaughterhouses and for disease control purposes) and animal welfare during transport.

Objectives

The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Courses on Animal welfare in poultry production - broilers are:

  • Raising awareness and promoting a common understanding of the EU animal welfare rules applicable to poultry and pig productions, slaughtering practices and long distance transportation. 
  • Ensuring consistent and high implementation standards across the Union.
  • Promoting the exchange of good and best practices among EU Member States as regards control activities at farm.
  • Improving the welfare conditions of live farmed animals in Europe.
  • Improving awareness of the EU legislation on animal welfare in selected non-EU Countries.
  • Stimulating a constructive dialogue among the interested parties (including business operators, NGOs and their umbrella organisations), and also a collaborative climate among EU and Non-EU National Competent Authorities towards common achievements concerning the most controversial aspects in the interpretation of the relevant pieces of legislation.

Calendar and locations

Session Title Start Date End Date
1 BTSF Virtual Classroom on Animal Welfare in poultry production 13/10/2021 15/10/2021
2 BTSF Virtual Classroom on Animal Welfare in poultry production 29/11/2021 01/12/2021
3 BTSF Virtual Classroom on Animal Welfare in poultry production 07/06/2022 09/06/2022
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BTSF Training Programme on Animal welfare at slaughter and depopulation (basic).

Organisation and implementation of training activities on animal welfare on the farm, animal welfare at the time of killing of animals (at slaughterhouses and for disease control purposes) and animal welfare during transport under the Better Training for Safer Food initiative.

Objectives

The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Course on Animal welfare at slaughter and depopulation (basic) are:

  • Improving awareness of rules and how to control that these are respected in the areas covered by the EU legislation in force, as concerns poultry and pig productions, slaughtering practices and long distance transportation.
  • Ensuring consistent and high implementation standards across the Union.
  • Promoting the exchange of good and best practices among EU Member States as regards control activities at farm.
  • Improving the welfare conditions of live farmed animals in Europe.
  • Improving awareness of the EU legislation on animal welfare in selected non-EU Countries.
  • Stimulating a constructive dialogue among the interested parties (including business operators, NGOs and their umbrella organisations), and also a collaborative climate among EU and Non-EU National Competent Authorities towards common achievements concerning the most controversial aspects in the interpretation of the relevant pieces of legislation.

Calendar and locations

Session Title Start Date End Date
1 BTSF Virtual Classroom on Animal Welfare at slaughter and in case of killing for depopulation purposes (basic level) 21/06/2022 23/06/2022
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BTSF Training Programme on Animal Welfare during transport (basic)

Organisation and implementation of training activities on animal welfare on the farm, animal welfare at the time of killing of animals (at slaughterhouses and for disease control purposes) and animal welfare during transport.

Objectives

The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Courses on Animal Welfare during transport (basic) are:

  • Improving awareness of rules and how to control that these are respected in the areas covered by the EU legislation in force, as concerns poultry and pig productions, slaughtering practices and long distance transportation.
  • Ensuring consistent and high implementation standards across the Union.
  • Promoting the exchange of good and best practices among EU Member States as regards control activities at farm.
  • Improving the welfare conditions of live farmed animals in Europe.
  • Improving awareness of the EU legislation on animal welfare in selected non-EU Countries.
  • Stimulating a constructive dialogue among the interested parties (including business operators, NGOs and their umbrella organisations), and also a collaborative climate among EU and Non-EU National Competent Authorities towards common achievements concerning the most controversial aspects in the interpretation of the relevant pieces of legislation.

Calendar and locations

Session Title Start Date End Date
1 BTSF Virtual Classroom on Animal Welfare during transport (basic level)  17/05/2022 19/05/2022
2 BTSF Virtual Classroom on Animal Welfare during transport (basic level) - Session II 29/11/2022 01/12/2022
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The overall objective of the BTSF Training Programme/Course on Enforcement of animal welfare during transport is to provide the European Union (EU) Member States (MS) and neighbouring non-EU countries with high-level effective training to ensure better organisation, implementation and enforcement of the EU rules on the welfare of animals during transport:

  • to achieve a uniform and correct implementation of EU rules on animal welfare during road transport in the Union by having national authorities performing controls in a uniform manner and of consistentlyhigh quality leading, where necessary, to taking relevant enforcement action to rectify and/or sanction non-compliances.
  • To identify and know where to find all the information they need to perform effective retrospectivechecks on animal transport.
  • To cross-check the information with the appropriate legal requirement
  • To obtain the correct conclusion regarding the degree of compliance of a consignment and gain an understanding of good practices in the EU and how these may be adopted in their own control systems
  • To reinforce networking between EU and certain non-EU countries’ staff involved in prioritisation and implementation of official controls by bringing together participants from different Member States and certain non-EU countries.
  • To allow the exchange of experience and disseminate best practices for risk targeting of control activities, implementing official controls, and effective enforcement and follow-up activities relating to EU rules on animal welfare during road transport in the Union and beyond.


Content

The course addresses the following topics:

  • Overview of main issues regarding animal welfare during road transport
  • Checks on journey planning, journey implementation and enforcement of animal welfare requirements
  • Use of TRACES to collect necessary information for official controls on animal welfare during transport
  • Risk-based selection of transporters/consignments for retrospective checks
  • Retrospective checks on journey logs using SNS data and temperature records, and enforcement
  • Auditing transport companies
  • Auditing/supervising Local Veterinary Units’ activities
  • Common constraints, challenges, weaknesses and good practices.

Target audience

This Training Programme has been designed for the profiles and positions described below. Please verify compliance with the selection criteria before submitting or validating applications.

  • Competent authority officials organising, implementing and enforcing legislation on animal welfare during road transport from all levels of the authorities (local, regional, central).
  • EU transport companies specialised in live animals
  • Local NGOs committed to disseminating EU animal welfare provisions

Calendar and locations

Session Start Date End Date City Country
1 06/06/2022 10/06/2022 Tilburg Netherlands
CANCELED 12/09/2022 16/09/2022 Linz Austria
2 17/10/2022 21/10/2022 Budapest Hungary
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Welcome to the BTSF Training Programme on Animal welfare vessels.

The overall objective of this programme is to provide the European Union (EU) Member States (MS) and neighbouring non-EU countries with high-level effective training to ensure better organisation, implementation and enforcement of the EU rules on the welfare of animals on sea vessels.

Content

The course addresses the following topics:

  • Pre-loading control to livestock vessel – Procedures and items to be checked – Veterinary control.
  • Livestock vessel controls prior to loading- Collaboration with the PSC.
  • Thetis-EMSA ship inspection module.
  • Main critical points of the loading operation.
  • Journey planning- A journey log model adapted to the livestock vessel transport.
  • Contingency and planning of the journeys.
  • The OIE perspective- Outcomes of the long journey scenarios involving sea transport.
  • The transporter perspective- good practices during sea transport.
  • The CA at destination perspective- Main critical points on arrival.

Target audience

This Training Programme has been designed for the profiles and positions described below. Please verify compliance with the selection criteria before submitting or validating applications.

  • Competent authority officials organizing and carrying out controls on vessels at the port (from all levels of the authorities local, regional, central).

Calendar and locations

Session Start Date End Date City Country
1 27/09/2022 29/09/2022 Lisbon Portugal
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The overall objective of the BTSF Training Programme/Course on Beef carcass classification is to provide the control bodies of the Member States with an opportunity to verify the compliance of the standards applied in their own countries with the standard Union Scale for the classification of beef carcasses and to calibrate them in case of over or underscoring.

As the process of carcass classification is a visual method, it is necessary to ensure that the Union Scale is applied in a consistent way in all Member States. To reach this aim, the training course will be focused on practical exercises, where participants will be called to classify some carcasses, working both in groups and individually. The exercises will be carried out at a slaughterhouse and beef processing plant.

Content

The course addresses the following topics:

  • Beef carcass classification and legal background.
  • General conditions and the application of the carcass classification
  • Minimum requirements of classification, weighing and identification of carcasses; Community scale for the classification of carcasses of bovine animals aged eight months or more.
  • On-the-spot check, inspection reports
  • The authorisation method of automated beef grading techniques
  • Practical demonstration on the classification: determination of conformation and fat cover, marking and classification of carcasses, presentation of carcasses

Target audience

This Training Programme has been designed for the profiles and positions described below. Please verify compliance with the selection criteria before submitting or validating applications.

  • experience in the supervision of the classification and control of slaughterhouses
  • worked in functional areas of carcass classification and control of slaughterhouses 
  • experience in carcass classification within a Competent Authority in areas of food/feed safety, animal health or animal welfare, in particular in areas such as control of the slaughterhouses

Calendar and locations

Session Start Date End Date City Country
1 02/11/2022 04/11/2022 Tullamore Ireland
2 30/11/2022 02/12/2022 Ghent Belgium
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The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Programme/Course on Animal Welfare- Retrospective checks on transport of animals are:

  • to identify and know where to find all the information they need to perform effective retrospective checks on animal transport;
  • to cross-check the information with the appropriate legal requirements;
  • to reach the correct conclusion regarding the degree of compliance of a consignment, gain an understanding of good practices in the EU and how these may be adopted in their own control systems.



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Bien-être animal au moment de l'abattage et de la mise à mort aux fins de la lutte contre les maladies affectant les volailles

Le cours vise à permettre aux participants d’améliorer leurs connaissances et compétences sur:

  • Les exigences législatives principales s'appliquant aux volailles.
  • Les bases scientifiques nécessaires à l'application des procédures d'étourdissement et d'abattage des volailles (éléments de base concernant le comportement et l'anatomie des animaux)/ les techniques d'étourdissement et d'abattage de base appliquées au sein des abattoirs.
  • L'élaboration des modes opératoires normalisés et le contrôle de leur mise en oeuvre.
  • Les indicateurs de bien-être animal illustrés par des exemples de leur mise en pratique dans les abattoirs et les problèmes posés par les risques associés à l'électro-immobilisation des volailles et à l'utilisation de courants à haute fréquence.
  • Les exigences législatives principales concernant le bien-être animal dans le cadre de la mise à mort aux fins de la lutte contre les maladies.
  • Les techniques principales d'étourdissement et de mise à mort des volailles.
  • L'élaboration de plans d'actions en cas de dépeuplement.

Caractéristiques

Accès pendant 365 jours
  • Durée moyenne: 8 heures
En ligne
  • 6 unités
  • À son propre rythme
  • Multimédia
Disponible en:
  • anglais
  • allemand
  • français
  • espagnol
  • portugais

Comment vous inscrire?

  • Vérifiez la liste des coordonnées des PCN pour obtenir des détails et des liens vers davantage d’informations.
  • Si vous êtes un fonctionnaire gouvernemental, d’un État membre de l’UE ou d’un pays non-membres de l'UE invité, vous pouvez vous inscrire aux cours en ligne disponibles, au moyen du Formulaire de demande en ligne BTSF. Si vous avez des questions sur les critères de sélection, veuillez consulter le Point de Contact National concerné.
  • Si vous êtes membre du personnel travaillant dans les institutions de l’UE et souhaitez participer à un cours d’apprentissage en ligne BTSF, veuillez écrire à HADEA-BTSF-ACADEMY-SUPPORT@ec.europa.eu à partir de votre boîte aux lettres officielle (prénom.nom@ec.europa.eu) pour demander votre inscription.
  • Pour toutes autres interrogations, veuillez envoyer un message à l’adresse HADEA-BTSF-ACADEMY-SUPPORT@ec.europa.eu l’équipe BTSF ACADEMY sera ravie de vous venir en aide.