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Budapest

HACCP TS05 3-7 Dec
Rome PDS TS01 4-7 Dec
Paris HACCP TS06 10-14 Dec
Lisbon HACCP TS07 21-25 Jan
Turin PDS TS02 22-25 Jan

 

General information

The European Commission Directorate General for Health and Consumers is organising a set of 15 training sessions in the field of Animal disease preparedness, including early warning, contingency planning and animal disease control as part of the Better Training for Safer Food initiative. The training sessions will be held in Latvia, Netherlands, Italy and Bulgaria in 2018, 2019 and 2020, and the calendar will be as follows:

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Dates

Location

Field visit

1

18-22 June 2018

Riga, Latvia

Pig farm – ASF addressed

2

8-12 October 2018

Utrecht, Netherlands

Cattle farm – FMD addressed

3

12-16 November 2018

Sofia, Bulgaria

Cattle farm – LSD addressed

4

3-7 December 2018

Venice, Italy

Poultry farm – AI addressed

5

21-25 January 2019

Venice, Italy

Poultry farm – AI addressed

6

18-22 February 2019

Utrecht, Netherlands

Cattle farm – FMD addressed

7

15-19 April 2019

Sofia, Bulgaria

Cattle farm – LSD addressed

8

3-7 June 2019

Riga, Latvia

Pig farm – ASF addressed

9

1-5 July 2019

Sofia, Bulgaria

Cattle farm – LSD addressed

10

9-13 September 2019

Riga, Latvia

Pig farm – ASF addressed

11

7-11 October 2019

Riga, Latvia

Pig farm – ASF addressed

12

4-8 November 2019

Utrecht, Netherlands

Cattle farm – FMD addressed

13

9-13 December 2019

Venice, Italy

Poultry farm – AI addressed

14

20-24 January 2020

Venice, Italy

Poultry farm – AI addressed

15

17-21 February 2020

Utrecht, Netherlands

Cattle farm – FMD addressed

 

The objectives of the course are :

· To provide for a common understanding of the current state of play of tools suitable to address emerging animal diseases (including zoonoses), and the related early reaction veterinary interventions.

· To increase the efficacy of veterinary services in protecting the EU territory against the occurrence of emerging animal diseases.

· To give the opportunity to the trainees to compare key elements of contingency plans and other preparedness elements elaborated by their respective Member States in order to identify and share best practices.

Identified participants should be :

· Member State veterinary services staff with adequate professional experience, familiar with the relevant EU legislation and animal disease surveillance and the most modern and effective control measures and,

· In a position to provide training to and sharing experience with others following their attendance has been identified as the target group for the training.

Please note as well that participants:

· Should commit themselves to disseminate the knowledge received via different dissemination methods

· Will be requested to fil-in an Initial Knowledge Questionnaire at the beginning of the training session and a Final Knowledge Questionnaire at the end

· Will be requested to fill-in a questionnaire on their dissemination actions and the impact of the BTSF course on their work two months after the session