The overall objective of the
- To provide a clear, comprehensive and harmonised understanding of the key elements for plant health surveillance in the EU: the new regulatory framework (new Plant Health Law and relevant implementing and delegated acts), available guidelines, recommendations and supporting tools from EFSA, relevant International Standards, new technologies for plant health surveillance and best practices for planning, executing, documenting and reporting of surveys.
To ensure that effective and efficient surveillance is carried out by all Member States in a harmonised way, the course aims at:
- Building capacity at national level for the planning and implementation of plant healht surveys.
- Improving knowledge on the new Plant Health Regime and Financial Framework, EFSA surveillance toolkit, relevant international standards, and new technologies.
- Addresing practical real situations and examples through carefully composed case studies, site visits and practical activities.
- Identifying gaps in knowledge ans skills that need to be filled. Receiving feedback on challenges at national level and future capacity building needs related to survey programmes to ensure effective and reliable surveys.
- Providing opportunities for partnership to be built with a view to strengthening plant health systems.
The training course is mainly addressed to:
- Senior officers from the EU Member States competent authorities, and experienced representatives from NPPOs, involved in official control activities with regards to plant health surveys in order to keep them up to date with all aspects of the EU law on Plant Health Surveys and ensure the exchange of best practices between the participants
- Experienced staff responsible for planning, conduct, analysis, and reporting of surveys, from EU Member States, Candidate, potential Candidates and EEA/EFTA countries.
- Participants that have the capacity to work and make interventions in the English language.
Calendar and locations
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