Organic Farming scheme



GENERAL INFORMATION

The BTSF Contract on the Organic Farming Scheme (CHAFEA/2015/96/01) aims at organising and implementing 14 three-day training sessions between 2016 and 2018 in different EU locations. A total of 425 participants from the Competent Authorities of EU Member States, Candidate Countries, and selected non-EU countries are expected to be trained.


OBJECTIVES

The training courses aim at further improving the knowledge of the control requirements for organic products by bringing together participants from different Member States and other invited countries and to allow the exchange of experience and disseminate best practices for control activities and procedures.

Thereby, the programme will aim at ensuring consistent and rigorous implementation of the regulatory requirements and contributing to increase the effectiveness of the control activities implemented by the staff of competent authorities and of private bodies who are in charge of verifying the compliance of organic production and labelling of organic products with the EU legislative requirements.


TARGETED PUBLIC

The profiles of the applicants should respect the following criteria:

• Be staff of the Competent Authorities involved in official control activities for organic production and labelling of organic products and/or in their planning and coordination, as well as field inspectors in those authorities involved in carrying out such controls

• Staff of the public control authorities or the private control bodies to which specific responsibilities or tasks relating to control activities for organic production and labelling of organic products have been conferred (for control authorities) or delegated (for control bodies) by the competent authorities. In addition, the trainees should have the required technical skills related to control activities for organic production and labelling of organic products as well as fluency in English. It should be clear from their background and professional skills that the participation in the training activity will be a key element for the improvement of their daily work.


WHO WE ARE

CONSORTIUM MEMBERS

Leading company: Agriconsulting Europe S.A.

Partners: FiBL Germany and AENOR

 

 

TECHNICAL PARTNERS

1. Italian Federation for Organic and Biodynamic Agriculture (FederBio) – Italy

2. Subdirectorate General for Quality and Organic Farming. Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA) – Spain

3. The Spanish Society for Organic Farming (SEAE) –Spain

4. Department of environment and organic farming. Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) –Czech Republic

5. Ekoagros – Lithuania

 

 


CALENDAR

Session

Date

Place

Language

Dateline for registration

Session 1

18-21 October 2016

Valencia, Spain

English

25 September 2016

Session 2

6-9 December 2016

Frankfurt, Germany

English

1 November 2016

Session 3

7-10 March 2017

Bologna, Italy

English

1 February 2016

Session 4

4-7 April 2017

Prague, Czech Republic

English

1 March 2017

Session 5

9-12 May 2017

Vilnius, Lithuania

English

5 April 2017

Session 6

27-30 June 2017

Bologna, Italy

English

15 May 2017

Session 7

12-15 Sept 2017

Prague, Czech Republic

English

1 August 2017

Session 8

17-20 Oct 2017

Valencia, Spain

English

15 September 2017

Session 9

28 Nov - 1 Dec 2017

Frankfurt, Germany 

English

15 October 2017

Session 10

23-26 January 2018

Bologna, Italy

English

15 December 2017

Session 11

20-23 February  2018

Valencia, Spain

English

12 January 2018

Session 12

13-16 March 2018

Frankfurt, Germany

English

2 February 2018

Session 13

24-27 April 2018

Prague, Czech Republic

English

16 March 2018

Session 14

15-18 May 2018

Vilnius, Lithuania

English

6 April 2018

 

HOW TO APPLY

Official "Better Training for Safer Food" contact points have been designated for EU Member States, as well as Candidate, Acceding, and Associated Countries. Each contact point interfaces with the Commission in order to coordinate aspects of the initiative's activities relevant to their own country, in particular the selection of training participants. Staff of competent authorities interested in finding out more about participating in "Better Training for Safer Food" activities are invited to refer to the appropriate national contact point. To know more about who is your national contact point, please click on the following link:

http://ec.europa.eu/food/safety/docs/btsf_national-contact-points.pdf


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