World Sanitary and Phytosanitary

Organisation and implementation of training activities in non-EU countries to improve and strengthen the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) framework to allow better production, processing and trade of safe food, healthy animals and plants under the “Better Training for Safer Food” initiative. [Contract: (CHAFEA) 2016 96 10]

This project covers the organisation and implementation of training activities in non-EU countries to improve and strengthen the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) framework to allow better production, processing and trade of safe food, healthy animals and plants. 

After an successful first phase from 2017 to 2019, AETS has now begun to implement a second phase of this project. As soon as further activities and individual training sessions are finalised, they will be announced on this page.

Phase 1 (2017-2019):

  • Number of events: 14 training workshops;
  • Seminar duration: 4 working days;
  • Regional coverage: Global;
  • Possibility of technical assistance (STM): 385 working days over 15 to 20 sustained training missions.

Phase 2 (2020-2022):

  • Number of events: 14 training workshops;
  • Seminar duration: 4 working days;
  • Regional coverage: Global;
  • Possibility of technical assistance (STM): 385 working days over 15 to 20 sustained training missions.

Upcoming Training Sessions

The training session of the Better Training for Safer Food project regarding “Supporting effective participation in codex activities for CCAFRICA countries” will be held from 10 to 14 October 2022. Participants coming from African countries such as Angola, Chad, Congo-Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, and Uganda will be expected to attend the training session.Supporting effective participation in codex activities for CCAFRICA countries

Session Details

Objective

The overall objectives of the current BTSF programme in non-EU countries are :

  • to contribute to increase the availability of safe and nutritious food on national and international markets (i.e. safe food produced thanks to the application of EU sanitary and phytosanitary practices). This will increase jobs and growth through creating market access potential to the EU.
  • to contribute to protecting the EU from the entry of harmful organisms in particular in the area of plant and animal health, and from the spread of antimicrobial resistance.
  • to build confidence in the EU regulatory model with competent authorities from non-EU trade partners and pave the way for new market opportunities.

The specific objective is the present programme is to improve and reinforce the Sanitary and Phytosanitary framework in selected countries to allow better production, processing and trade of safe food, healthy animals and plants.

Support provided by the project

The project provides under condition (see below) full financial support to 38-39 trainees per workshop (540 in total) including:

  • International or domestic travel (organised by the Consortium)
  • Airport transfer from/to airport
  • Full board accommodation for 4 nights min. in 4-star hotel or equivalent
  • Access to the workshop venues
  • Transfer to other training sites (e.g: technical visits)
  • Social event
  • Training kit (folders, USB flashdisks and stationeries)

The Consortium offers a high standard of comfort for the accommodation, travel arrangements and catering.

Selection of Participants

The workshops are opened to participants from concerned Competent Authorities (public servants only) in countries invited to the workshop.

Applications are collected through a workshop-specific National Project Coordinator in each beneficiary country designated in cooperation with the relevant Delegation of the EU.

Professional experience in the topic of the workshop in competent authorities and fluency in English or any specific language of translation are required.

Consortium Partner

  • AETS (Leader)
  • AESA (Partner)
  • IICA (Partner)
  • FVI (Partner)
  • ISS (Partner)

Contact

Project manager: Vincent ANDRE; 20169610.btsfworld@aets-consultants.com

 

Previous Training Sessions

 Regional workshop on Codex for CCEURO countries* (EN/RU)

29 November 202

to

03 D2cember 2021

Kazakhstan (online)

 

BTSF Regional workshop on theSafety of Plants and Plant products

27 June 2022

to

1 July 2022

Bangkok, Thailand

BTSF Regional workshop on peste des petits ruminants

14 March 2022

to

18 March 2022

Morocco (online)

* Kazakhstan, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan