BTSF Training Programme on Risk assessment applied to animal health and welfare.

The main goal of BTSF EU Training Programme on Risk assessment is:

  • To disseminate best practices for the implementation of principles and methods of food chain risk assessment, improving knowledge of this complex area of work and ensuring consistent and high implementation standards across the European Union.

BTSF Training Programme on Microbiological risk assessment: Learning Materials

The main goal of the training is:

  • To disseminate best practices for the implementation of principles and methods of food chain risk assessment, improving knowledge of this complex area of work and ensuring consistent and high implementation standards across the European Union.

The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Programme/Course on Risk assessment in biotechnology are:

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Content

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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.

  • DG SANTE, HaDEA, Contractor, NCPs, officials, others.
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Calendar and locations

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The overall objective of the BTSF Training Programme/Course on Risk assessment in nutrition are:

  • to disseminate best practices for the implementation of principles and methods of food chain risk assessment, improving knowledge of this complex area of work and ensuring consistent and high implementation standards across the European Union.

Content

The course addresses the following topics:

  • Dietary intake assessment
  • Nutrient intake assessment
  • Macro- and micronutrients
  • Dietary reference values
  • Tolerable upper intake level
  • Risk characterization
  • Reporting
  • Advance methods of intake assessment
  • Novel foods
  • Risk-benefit assessment
  • Risk communication

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.

  • Professional experience in national authorities and public institutions (including so called "Art. 36 of Reg. 178/2002" organisations) involved in food chain risk assessment
  • Experience in the specific field of risk assessment  in nutrition(chemical; microbiological; pest and plant protection; nutrition; biotechnologies; animal health and welfare; environmental; evidence collection and management)
  • Experience in crisis investigation and management

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1 01/11/Y2021 05/11/2021   -- ONLINE
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The main goal of the BTSF Training Programme/Course on Environmental risk assessment is to disseminate best practices for the implementation of principles and methods of food chain risk assessment, improving knowledge of this complex area of work and ensuring consistent and high implementation standards across the European Union.

  • Objective 1: Promoting reduction of discrepancies in procedural aspects of risk assessment 
  • Objective 2: Contribute to the harmonisation of risk assessment approaches
  • Objective 3: Contribute to increasing transparency and building trust amongst Member States’ authorities in each other’s risk assessments
  • Objective 4: Disseminate best practices for risk management and communication
  • Objective 5: Promote exchange of experience in order to increase the level of expertise and harmonisation of approaches

Content

The course addresses the following topics:

  • Introduction on environmental risk assessment (ERA) under the various EU legislation. The course will explain the basics of how to conduct ERA. In particular:
    • looking at the different aspects of the environment and environmental compartments; 
    • exercises in problem formulation to better identify the aspects of the environment that need to be protected from harm, according to environmental protection goals as set by EU legislation; 
    • how to conduct the selection of non-target organisms for risk assessment evaluation studies, and how to gather relevant evidence. It will include the application and use of statistics to the measurable endpoint results with appropriate interpretation of the biological relevance of statistically significant results; 
    • environmental exposure assessment. For each of the environmental compartments, scenario models can be selected to generate data and to link environmental exposure assessment to environmental effects; 
    • life-stage analysis. The developmental stages of wildlife are linked with their temporal and spatial distribution Life stage analysis becomes most relevant when exposure patterns are known, and one can investigate whether exposure is likely to have a detrimental effect at a specifically sensitive life stage, with subsequent population level effects, using appropriate modelling tools. 
  • Short introduction to Risk Communication.

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.

Participants must:

  • Have worked in functional areas of food chain risk assessment with a minimum of 3 years of professional experience or
  • Have had experience of setting up and implementation of food chain risk assessment in a Competent Authority (covering areas of food/ feed safety, animal health or animal welfare).

Calendar and locations

Session Start Date End Date City Country
1 29/11/2021 03/12/2021
Online
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The main goal of the BTSF Training Programme on Pest and plant protection risk assessment is to disseminate best practices for the implementation of principles and methods of food chain risk assessment, improving knowledge of this complex area of work and ensuring consistent and high implementation standards across the European Union. 

  • Objective 1: Promoting reduction of discrepancies in procedural aspects of risk assessment 
  • Objective 2: Contribute to the harmonisation of risk assessment approaches
  • Objective 3: Contribute to increasing transparency and building trust amongst Member States’ authorities in each other’s risk assessments.
  • Objective 4: Disseminate best practices for risk management and communication
  • Objective 5: Promote exchange of experience in order to increase the level of expertise and harmonisation of approaches.  

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Content

The course addresses the following topics:

  • Introduction to pest and plant protection risk assessment (Legal framework, Preparation of PRA, Data requirements for plant pest risk assessment and uncertainties, Plant pest initiation and categorisation)
  • Risk assessment in practice: initiation phase and pest categorization, risk assessment on the border crossings
  • Risk assessment in practice: entry, establishment and spread
  • Assessment of potential consequences
  • Risk management
  • Risk analysis and reporting
  • Risk communication and surveillance

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.

Participants must:

  • Have worked in functional areas of food chain risk assessment with a minimum of 3 years of professional experience or
  • Have had experience of setting up and implementation of food chain risk assessment in a Competent Authority (covering areas of food/ feed safety, animal health or animal welfare).

Calendar and locations

Session Start Date End Date City Country
1 15/11/2021 19/11/2021
Online
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