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  Who can participate


The BTSF EU training courses are provided free of charge for government officials engaged in food and feed safety inspection of selected countries, appointed by their government.

Business operators and other government officials from other countries can also participate in training courses shall free places be available shall the Commission deem it appropriate. These participants must cover the costs of their participation (transport, hotel, catering, etc.).


BTSF Non-EU is aimed at food producers and farmers, as well as governmental officials. The programmes include activities on two main themes: food safety and plant health; and animal health and welfare. They address three world regions: Africa and the ENP area; South and Central America and the Caribbean; and Asia and the Pacific.

BTSF Online

BTSF Online offers 10 e-Learning courses in 5 languages, which can be followed in our BTSF ACADEMY e-Learning Platform, available for government officials and staff of the National Competent Authorities worlwide. Please notice that for some specific BTSF EU Training Courses, it is required to have completed the BTSF Online introductory Course for the correspondent topic/s.

  How to apply

  • BTSF EU: to register for one of these training courses, please contact your National Contact Point to check for availability and to apply for participation..
  • To register for BTSF Non-EU activities, please click on the following link to access your National Contact Point to check for availability and receive information on the requirements..
  • If you are an eligible candidate, from a EU Member State or from an invited Non-EU country, you can apply to the available BTSF Online courses, via the BTSF Online Application Form. In case you have any questions about the selection criteria, please consult with the relevant National Contact Point.
  • For any other enquiries please send a message to and the BTSF Team will be glad to assist you.
Last modified: Tuesday, 23 November 2021, 5:39 PM