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BTSF Newsletters

2019

Recent Better Training for Safer Food (BTSF) newsletters have featured Peter Bokor, Head of Unit responsible for the Better Training for Safer Food initiative (Unit D1, Food chain science and stakeholder relations) and the team at the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (Chafea) that manages all the contractual, financial and administrative aspects of the initiative. National Contact Point representatives were also interviewed in the past, to give the Member States' views of the BTSF initiative.

2018

For the high impact they have and the impressive number of training courses given both in and outside of the EU, the BTSF initiative is implemented by a small team at the Consumers Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency. We spoke to the team about how such a small team manages to do so much!

Peter Bokor is Head of Unit for the European Commission's Directorate General for Health and Food Safety's unit D1, Food chain science and stakeholder relations, and specifically is responsible for the Better Training for Safer Food initiative. He took over as Head of Unit just last September, after ten years as a Head of Unit in the Directorate General for Agriculture (DG AGRI), and before that, he was working for the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture. He studied business and economics in Hungary before beginning his professional career.

2016

12 SEPTEMBER 2016
September 2016 edition
Interview of Monise Theobald
French BTSF National Contact Point (NCP)
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • Commission adopts financing decision on BTSF work programme
  • New BTSF calls for tender launched by Chafea
  • BTSF Information day


3 JUNE 2016
August 2016 edition
Financing Decision for BTSF published!
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • Call for tender n° Chafea/2016/BTSF/01
  • Call for tender n° Chafea/2016/BTSF/02
  • Call for tender n° Chafea/2016/BTSF/03
  • Call for tender n° Chafea/2016/BTSF/04
  • Call for tender n° Chafea/2016/BTSF/05


Mr. Božo Zakrajšek
3 JUNE 2016
May 2016 edition
'Functioning as a national contact point requires a high level of responsibility, consistency and initiative'
Interview of Mr. Božo Zakrajšek, BTSF national contact point (NCP) for Slovenia

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ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • Chafea awards contracts for all 2015 BTSF calls for tender
  • A new Director for Chafea
  • DG SANTE Director-General visits Chafea
  • Changes for BTSF at DG SANTE
  • Commission launched study on the analysis of the BTSF impact


21 JANUARY 2016
January 2016 edition
Defining training subjects: a key role of DG SANTE Training Sector Interview of Mr. Thierry Chalus, Head of the DG Health and Food Safety's Training Sector
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • Brussels hosts BTSF Expert Group meeting
  • Chafea organises information day on new BTSF calls for tender
  • 'The new standardised application system is a very good thing even though we are still fine tuning it'


2015

27 November 2015
November 2015 edition
“Our policy work is very extensive”
Interview of Mr. Koen Van Dyck
Head of the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE)
Food, Alert System and Training Unit
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • 'The BTSF expert group provides a valuable cooperation platform'
  • BTSF events at Milan Expo a great success
  • BTSF financing decision paves way for new calls for tender


3 JULY 2015
May/June 2015 edition
Expansion brings new demands Interview of Mr. Bruno Debois
Belgian Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain's Directorate-General for Control Policy
BTSF National Contact Point
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • Five BTSF events to take place during Milan Expo
  • Milan Expo to host BTSF 10th anniversary celebrations
  • BTSF National Contact Point meeting held in Brussels


5 MARCH 2015
February 2015 edition
BTSF: a real EU success story
Interview of Mr. Salvatore Magazzù
Head of the Chafea Consumers and Food Safety Unit
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • “A good first impression of BTSF”
  • Progress made on preparing training from 2014 calls for tender
  • DG SANTE to take part in Expo 2015 in Milan
  • Big changes at Chafea and the European Commission


2014

DECEMBER 2014
December 2014 edition
BTSF Conference on Food Fraud held in Rome
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • Joint Italian Presidency / European Commission food fraud conference: A first-class job
  • National Contact Point meeting held in Brussels
  • Second phase of 2012 BTSF contracts set to begin


11 NOVEMBER 2014
December 2014 edition
Chafea's mission: Excellent service, underpinned by high standards of management and transparency
Interview of Mr. Luc Briol
Director of the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • European Commission adopts Financing Decision for future BTSF training
  • Contract from final 2013 Financing Decision call set for conclusion
  • BTSF Info Day: Save the date


20 MAY 2014
May 2014 edition
Great strides in development of BTSF e-learning modules
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • BTSF World gets off to a good start
  • EU sanitary and phytosanitary law enforcement training well under way
  • BTSF database training and operational guideline meeting held in Luxembourg


2013

8 NOVEMBER 2013
November 2013 edition
Animal welfare: a BTSF success story
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • Preparation of BTSF World training continues
  • BTSF pleased to welcome Jose Luis aboard
  • And it's goodbye from Daniella


5 NOVEMBER 2013
August 2013 edition
EAHC publishes 16 calls for tender for training from 2014
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • Call on International Standard-Setting Bodies training relaunched
  • Info Day to take place on 2013 calls for tender
  • Annual report shows encouraging signs for EAHC's management of BTSF
  • A new colour for BTSF
  • Upcoming Courses


7 JUNE 2013
May 2013 edition
The EU Export Helpdesk: a one-stop-shop for exporters to Europe
Interview of Ms. In&etilde;s Escudero Sãnchez
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • A wide variety of training approaches
  • BTSF Info Day, BTSF World and ISSB call to take place in Luxembourg
  • Two key players in EAHC's BTSF team
  • Upcoming Courses


14 MARCH 2013
February 2013 edition
"More opportunities for synergies between BTSF and related activities"
Interview of Ms. Koen Van Dyck
Head of the Food, Alert System and Training Unit
Directorate-General for Health and Consumers
DG SANCO - European Commission
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • Eleven new BTSF training programmes set to begin
  • EAHC publishes new operational guidelines for BTSF
  • Upcoming Courses


2012

21 DECEMBER 2012
December 2012 edition
A testament to the good work done by EAHC
Interview of Ms. Koen Van Dyck
Head of the Food, Alert System and Training Unit
Directorate-General for Health and Consumers
DG SANCO - European Commission
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • New calls for tender arise from extension of EAHC's mandate
  • Further BTSF call for tender set for publication at the end of December 2012
  • BTSF as a subject at university
  • Upcoming Courses


24 OCTOBER 2012
October 2012 edition
Agency begins evaluation of 2012 calls for tender
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • EAHC launches calls for internal auditing and quality schemes training
  • A brand new subject for BTSF
  • Upcoming Courses


10 AUGUST 2012
August 2012 edition
Chafea launches new calls for tender for BTSF activities
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • More attractive calls for potential contractors - Interview of Mr. Salvatore Magazzù, Head of CFS Unit
  • Plant-related training to get back under way – Please identify training participants
  • Upcoming Courses


MAY 2012
May 2012 edition
Interview of Mr. Thierry Chalus
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • BTSF-Initiative - Point of view of the German National Contact Point
  • Upcoming Courses


2 MARCH 2012
February 2012 edition
Interview of Mr. Bernard Van Goethem
Director of the Directorate for Veterinary and International Affairs
Directorate-General for Health and Consumers' (DG SANCO) - European Commission
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • Kick-off meetings get 2012 programmes underway
  • Upcoming Courses


2011

10 NOVEMBER 2011
December 2011 edition
Interview of Ms. Isabelle Rollier
European Commission Directorate-General for Health and Consumers' (DG SANCO)
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • BTSF-EAHC: Some thoughts of the National Contact Point of The Netherlands at the end of 2011
  • BTSF has a new colleague
  • Upcoming Courses


OCTOBER 2011
October 2011 edition
Interview of Mr. Koen Van Dyck
Head of European Commission Directorate-General for Health and Consumers Unit G4
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • BTSF - EAHC : Point de vue du Point de Contact National (PCN) du Luxembourg
  • Upcoming Courses


1 APRIL 2011
April 2011 edition
Interview of Mr. Paolo de Castro
MEP - Chair of the EP’s Agriculture Committee
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • BTSF - EAHC : Point de vue du Point de Contact National (PCN) du Luxembourg
  • Upcoming Courses


22 FEBRUARY 2011
February 2011 edition
BTSF on show:
Major achievements in Africa
Newsletter main text
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • Changes in the team at EAHC BTSF
  • What’s new
  • Upcoming Courses


2010

22 DECEMBER 2010
December 2010 edition
Better Training for Safer Food is getting better and better
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • New BTSF training programmes are on the way!
  • Spreading the word about BTSF
  • Profile of a trainer
  • Upcoming Courses
  • What’s new on the website?


AUGUST 2010
August 2010 edition
Editorial: Luc Briol
Director of the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • Calls for tender 2010
  • Info Day
  • Border Inspection Points
  • Upcoming events
  • What’s new on the website?


APRIL 2010
April 2010 edition
Training programmes
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • Upcoming events


2009

November 2009
November 2009 edition
Training programmes
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • Outcomes 2009
  • Training 2010
  • Upcoming events


June 2009
June 2009 edition
Training programmes
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • Upcoming events


March 2009
March 2009 edition
BTSF Africa
ALSO IN THIS EDITTION
  • Training programmes
  • Upcoming events


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