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.

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COUNTRY (SHORT CODE) - Membership Status
Last Update: 25/11/2022
NCP Details
e-mail address/es
SERBIA (RS) - Candidate Country

Mrs Milanka Davidovic

Head of Department for International cooperation

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management

Nemanjina Street 22-26, Belgrade, SERBIA

Mrs Snezana Savcic Petric


Head of the Group for International Cooperation and risk analysis in the Phytosanitary Field and the field of food and feed safety

Plant Protection Directorate

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management

Omladinskih brigada 1 Street, New Belgrade, SERBIA

Contact Details

Tel/ Fax:  +381 11 3620190

Mob: +381 64 82 35 621

Tel/Fax:  +381 11 2600 081

Моb:  +381 64 80 55 877

TURKEY (TR) - Candidate Country


Food Engineer – Training Coordinator

General Directorate of Food And Control

Turkey Ministry of Food Agriculture and Livestock

Üniversiteler Mah. Dumlupınar Bulvarı, No: 161,

06800, Çankaya/ANKARA/TURKEY

Emrecan ÖZELER

Veterinarian - EU Specialist

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Directorate General for European Union and Foreign Relations

Department of Harmonization with the European Union

Eskisehir Yolu 9 km. Lodumlu Ankara


Contact Details

Tel: +90 312 287 33 60 - 4538
Tel: +90 543 833 02 10

ALBANIA (AL) - Candidate Country

Nikolla Puraveli

Head of Sector, Directorate of Food Safety Policies
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Bulevardi “Dëshmorët e Kombit”, Nr.2, Tiranë,  Albania

Contact Details

Tel: +355 676302737

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA (BA) - Potential Candidate Country

Mr Džemil Hajrić


Agencija za sigurnost hrane BiH/Food Safety Agency of B&H

Kneza Višeslava bb, 88000 Mostar BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Mr Aleksandar Nemet

Associate for Veterinary Epidemiology

Veterinary Office
Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations

Maršala Tita 9a/II, 71000 Sarajevo BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Contact Details

Tel:    +387 36 336 950
Fax:   +387 62 336 990
Mob.: +387 62 330 612

Tel:    +387 33 565 746
Fax:   +387 33 565 725

KOSOVO (XK) - Potential Candidate Country

Dr Valdet Gjinovci

Chief Executive Officer

Food and Veterinary Agency Government Of Kosovo


Contact Details

Tel:   +381 200 38 333
Mob: +383 49 702 002
Fax:  +381 385 51 962


Dr. Wolfgang Burtscher

Abteilungsleiter Lebensmittelkontrolle

Amt für Lebensmittelkontrolle und Veterinärwesen (ALKVW)

Postplatz 2
Postfach 37

Contact Details

Tel.  +423 236 73 21
Fax: +423 236 73 10


Mr Kjetil Berg

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority

P.O. Box 383
NO – 2381 Brumunddal NORWAY

Ms Hilde Marie Huseby Auberg

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority

P.O. Box 383
NO – 2381 Brumunddal NORWAY

Contact Details

Tel: +47 22 77 85 09
Mob: +47 959 94 598


Mr Edoardo Giani

Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office

Schwarzenburgstrasse, 155

Contact Details

Tel: +41 58 469 79 93


Ms Ástfríður Sigurðardóttir

Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority

Austurvegur, 64 IS – 800 Selfoss ICELAND

Contact Details

Tel:  +354 530 4800
Fax: +354 530 4801

ALGERIA - Other Non-EU Country

Mr Karim Boughalem

(Aspects Sanitaires) Directeur Services Vétérinaires

Ministère de l’Agriculture, du Développement rural et de la Pêche

12 Boulevard Colonel Amirouche 16000 ALGERIA

Mme Amal Benchehida

(Aspects Phytosanitaires)

Direction de Protection des Végétaux et des Contrôles Techniques (DPVCT)

6, bis Rue des Frères Ouadek Hassan Badi, BP 119. 16200 ALGERIA

Contact Details

Tel:  +213 23 503 508
Tel:  +213 23 503 173
Fax: +213 23 503 177