National Contact Points List

BTSF National Contact Points coordinate BTSF participation and liaise with the Commission services and contractors. They are designated by EU Member States, enlargement and neighbourhood countries and some non-EU countries. Competent authority staff from these countries interested in participating in training should contact their national contact point.

Other interested parties from non-EU countries should refer to the relevant contractor responsible for the activity in which they wish to take part.

This database provides the National Contact Points (NCPs) details, organised by countries and their respective EU membership status. Countries from outside the European Union are also listed. 

In addition to the COUNTRY, names of the National Contact Points, organisations, and other common fields that appear in each contact item, the following criteria could be helpful while searching:

  • EU Member States
  • Candidate Country
  • Potential Candidate Country
  • EFTA/EEA Country
  • Other/Non-EU Country

Please use the search filters if required to find the desired location. NCPs provide BTSF with links to relevant organisations within their National Competent Authorities, which might be useful for the objectives of the BTSF Initiative.

The information published in this list will be updated regularly and all involved stakeholders will be grateful if you contribute to its maintenance it by informing us of any changes in the contact details.

Please inform the BTSF Team if your contact details have changed, or if you have any suggestions to keep this section as useful as possible. You can write to /

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COUNTRY (SHORT CODE) - Membership Status
Last Update: 25/11/2022
NCP Details
e-mail address/es
GERMANY (DE) - EU Member State

Mrs Martine Püster

Bundesamt für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit

Bundesallee 35, 38116 Braunschweig GERMANY

Contact Details

Tel: +49 (0)301 844401000
Tel: +49 (0)301 844409001

GREECE (GR) - EU Member State

Mrs Mary Gianniou

Ministry of Rural Development and Food
Directorate General of Veterinary Services
Animal Health Directorate

2 Acharnon St., EL - P.C. 101 76 Athens GREECE

Contact Details

Tel: +30 210 8836030
Fax: +30 210 8836030

HUNGARY (HU) - EU Member State

Ms. Ágnes Kemenczei

Food Chain Control Department
Ministry of Agriculture

Apáczai Csere János str. 9.
1052 Budapest HUNGARY

Ms. Fanny Becsey

Department of Food Chain Safety
Ministry of Agriculture

Apáczai Csere János str. 9.
1052 Budapest HUNGARY

Contact Details

Tel:  + 36 1 896 1668
Fax: + 36 1 795 0094

IRELAND (IE) - EU Member State

Ms Noreen Galvin

DAFM HR Learning and Development (Specialist)

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Pavilion A, Grattan Business Park, Dublin Road,
Portlaoise, Co. Laois, R32 K857 IRELAND

Ms Ruth Conefrey

Training and Compliance

Food Safety Authority of Ireland

The Exchange, George's Dock, IFSC, D01 P2V6
Dublin 1 IRELAND

Contact Details

Tel: +357 8 694 322

Tel: +357 8 694 322 (direct line)
Fax: +353 1 8171264

ITALY (IT) - EU Member State

Dr. Alessandra Di Sandro

Dr. Attilio Puzzolante

Ministry of Health

Secretariat General, Unit 3

Via Giorgio Ribotta 5, 00144 Rome ITALY

Contact Details

Tel. + 39 659943123
Fax. +39 659946630

LATVIA (LV) - EU Member State

Ms Ieva Alencika

Ms Ingūna Tirzmale

Training Administrator

Food and Veterinary Service

Peldu street 30, Riga, LV-1050 LATVIA

Ms Dace Upeniece

Personnel Division
State Plant Protection Service

Lielvardes street 36/38, Riga LV-1006 LATVIA

Contact Details

Tel.: +371 67084604
Tel.: +371 63713945

Tel.: +371 67027219
Fax: +371 67550934

LITHUANIA (LT) - EU Member State

Ms Giedre Ciuberkyte

Head of International Affairs Department

State Food and Veterinary Service

Siesiku 19 07170 Vilnius-10 LITHUANIA

Contact Details

Tel. +370 5 249 16 48
Fax. +370 5 240 43 62

LUXEMBOURG (LU) - EU Member State

Ms Simone Adam

Alternate: Ms Elisa Barilozzi

Commissariat du gouvernement à la qualité, la fraude et la sécurité alimentaire

7A rue Thomas Edison
L-1445 Strassen

Contact Details

Tel.:  +352 2477 56 46 (main contact)
Tel. : +352 2477 56 25
Fax: +352 2747 80 68

MALTA (MT) - EU Member State

Mr Clive Tonna

Food Safety Commission
c/o Environmental Health Directorate

Continental Business Centre
Old Railway Track, Santa Venera SVR9018 MALTA

Contact Details

Tel.: +356 21 332 225
Tel.: +356 21 334 093
Fax.: +356 21 344 767

NETHERLANDS (NL) - EU Member State

Mrs Sonia Somovilla Carrasco, MSc

Ms Anne-Marie Wouters

Ministry of Agriculture Nature and Food Quality
Netherlands Food and Consumer Products Safety Authority (NVWA)
Tactical Direction & Planning department

PO Box 43006 NL – 3540 AA Utrecht NETHERLANDS

Contact Details

Tel: +31 (0) 6 158 92 185