The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Programme/Course on Course 2: Control of GIs in the spirit drinks sector are:

  • Goal 1: full grasp of the legal framework
  • Goal 2: perfect command of the organisational aspects of controls
  • Goal 3: in-depth knowledge of the preliminary steps of the control activity
  • Goal 4: in-depth knowledge of official controls in the whole chain
  • Goal 5: full awareness of the importance of correct reporting and communication activities
  • Goal 6: complete integration of all the information provided in the course

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The course addresses the following topics:

  • Topic 1: GIs for spirit drinks in the context of EU quality policy and regulatory framework overview 
  • Topic 2: Control systems related to GIs for spirit drinks 
  • Topic 3: Planning and organisation of official control activity on GIs for spirit drinks
  • Topic 4: Official controls on GIs for spirit drinks
  • Topic 5: Communication and reporting related to official controls on GIs for spirit drinks
  • Topic 6: Integration activities .

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.

  • Staff of competent authorities involved in planning and coordinating control activities of spirit drinks sector (preferably at central level) and field inspectors involved in the delivery of such controls
  • Staff of delegated control bodies to which specific tasks related to GI control activities in the spirit drinks sector have been delegated
  • Staff of national accreditation bodies and customs authorities involved in the spirit drinks GI sector

Applicants must have a good working level of English.

Calendar and locations

Session Start Date End Date City Country
1 11/10/2021 15/10/2021
2 21/02/2022 25/02/2022   Online 
3 20/06/2022 24/06/2022   Online