The overall objective of the BTSF Training Programme/Course on Setting-up and implementation of an audit system and basics for performing a detailed audit is:

To disseminate best practices for auditing procedures, improving knowledge of this complex area of work and ensuring consistent and high implementation standards across the Union. The training is aimed to assist in developing a consistent approach across the Member States and in providing assurances that the audit findings in different reports are of comparable value.

Extended Objectives are: 

  • To provide for a common understanding of the current state of play of suitable tools and approaches to address outbreaks of priority pests in the EU territory;
  • To assess and identify generic (and specific) eradication and containment measures;
  • To give the opportunity to trainees to compare key elements of contingency plans and other preparedness elements elaborated by their respective Member States in order to identify and share best practices;
  • To share best practices of the structure of contingency plans and response to crisis situations in food safety and animal health sectors


Content

The course addresses the following topics:

  • What is an Audit, auditing principles, audit types and auditing bodies
  • Audits at EU Level. Main findings and recommendations from DG SANTE audits of NAS in MS
  • EU Legal Framework, NAS Reference Documents and International Standards
  • Organization of internal audit systems
  • Fundamental Process of audit under ISO 19011/ 2011. Role of IIA
  • Setting up an Internal Audit Function - Organizational requirements - Nature of Audit Process
  • Risk Based Audit Programming
  • Implementation of Audit Process
  • Compliance with planned arrangements
  • Effective implementation, Suitability to achieve objectives
  • Audit Reporting and Follow-up; Audit Review and Dissemination of Best Practice
  •  Audit Resources, Auditor Competence
  • Measuring the effectiveness of official controls

Target audience

This Training Programme has been addressed to officials of the EU Member States, Candidate Countries, EEA/EFTA countries, Potential Candidate, Eastern neighbouring and Mediterranean basin countries, and selected non- EU countries who are directly involved in auditing of official controls

Calendar and locations

Session Start Date End Date
1 13/12/2021 17/12/2021
2 05/02/2022 11/02/2022



Other dates and locations will be soon available

BTSF Training Programme on Audit system - Internal auditing (Advanced)

The general objectives of this course are:

  • providing knowledge on the requirements of Article 6 of Regulation (EU) No 2017/625 and practical solutions for consistent and effective implementation;
  • discussing in depth the current challenges experienced within the EU control systems in implementing Article 6 of Regulation (EU) No 2017/625 and solutions to overcoming these challenges;
  • providing knowledge on how to ensure a minimum quality level for NAS;
  • ensure that participants understand the difference between pure compliance audit and performance audit;

This workshop is aimed at MS contact points responsible for the follow-up of DG SANTE Audit Recommendations.

It will provide a better understanding of:

  • How follow-up fits within the audit process.
  • The different types of recommendations and consequently the different types of evidence needed to provide assurance that action has been taken.
  • The need for clarity in communicating actions to address recommendations.

It also aims to propose ways that follow-up can become more efficient and effective in future.


Background Information

BTSF training on Reporting on Audits and Advanced Auditing Skills.

This workshop is aimed at Member State contact points responsible for the follow up of DG SANTE audit recommendations. It will provide a better understanding of:

  • How follow-up fits within the audit process.
  • The different types of recommendations and consequently the different types of evidence needed to provide assurance that action has been taken.
  • The need for clarity in communicating actions to address recommendations.

The workshop also aims to propose ways that follow-up can become more efficient and effective in future.