The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Programme on Antimicrobial Resistance are:

  • 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.

The purpose of the training will be to spread the knowledge between the participants of the implementation of the “One Health” approach on the use of and resistance to antimicrobials, providing the best practices on the design, implementation and management of National Action Plans against antimicrobial resistance. The Plans will have to be implemented under the responsibility of the competent authority of the Member States. Each Member State therefore has an important role to play in ensuring that these objectives are achieved. A key element of the training will be to not only make participants aware of best practices in the veterinary/food and human sectors, but to emphasize how vital is that a common approach is adopted throughout the Union.

With this purpose on mind, the training will aim at achieving the following objectives:

  • Spread the knowledge of the implementation of the “one health” approach on the use and resistance of the antimicrobials.
  • Provide the best practices regarding the design, implementation and management of National Action Plans against antimicrobial resistance.
  • Promote the use of common indicators, monitoring and surveillance systems of antimicrobials and AMR in both human and veterinary sectors.
  • Ensure that the trainees have a solid understanding of ways to collaborate and coordinate among the different national authorities as well as EU agencies involved in the monitoring and surveillance of the use of antimicrobials and their resistance.

Target audience

The training program is mainly addressed to:

  • Officials from National Competent Authorities involved, preferably at central level, in the monitoring, surveillance, reporting and control activities for the correct use of antimicrobials and the resistance to them in public health and veterinary/ food sectors.
  • Senior officers from Public Health competent authorities.
  • Senior officers from Primary production of animals intended to be food competent authorities.
  • Senior officers from Food safety competent authorities.
  • Senior officers from any of the previous competent authorities involved dealing with environmental AMR related issues.

They need to:

  • Be able to communicate in the English language.
  • Agree to actively disseminate the contents of the training course.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to assure a multidisciplinary approach in the training, NCPs will be required to send 2 participants per session invited, 1 from the public health sector, and 1 from veterinary / food sector. In all cases, they will be involved in the control and surveillance of the use of antimicrobials or their resistance.

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 13/09/2021 17/09/2021 N/A N/A
8 04/10/2021 08/10/2021 N/A N/A
9 25/10/2021 29/10/2021 N/A N/A
10 29/11/2021 03/12/2021 N/A N/A
11 17/01/2022 21/01/2022 VC VC
12 07/02/2022 11/02/2022 VC VC
13 21/03/2022 25/03/2022 VC VC
14 25/04/2022 29/04/2022 VC VC
15 23/05/2022 26/05/2022 Madrid Spain
16 20/06/2022 23/06/2022 Madrid Spain
17 17/10/2022 20/10/2022 Alicante (TBC) Spain
18 14/11/2022 17/11/2022 Budapest (TBC) Hungary