Second Phase - Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES) 2019-2021


General Information: 

The BTSF Contract on the EU Trade Control And expert System - TRACES (CHAFEA/2016/96/02) aims at organising and implementing 16 three-day training sessions between 2019 and 2021 in different EU locations.

A total of 480 participants from the Competent Authorities of EU Member States, Candidate Countries, and selected non-EU countries are expected to be trained.

The project is divided into the following courses and sessions:

  • Course 1: TRACES use at import of live animals and products of animal origin. 4 training sessions
  • Course 2: TRACES use at import of food and feed of non-animal origin. 3 training sessions
  • Course 3: TRACES use at import of live plants. 4 training sessions
  • Course 4: TRACES use at import of organic products. 2 training sessions
  • Course 5: TRACES use in intra-EU trade of live animals. 3 training sessions

Objectives: 

The programme will aim at ensuring a harmonised use of TRACES, taking into account the latest updates available. As TRACES is an IT tool in continuous development, the programme will also be flexible and able to adapt its contents to the new upcoming possibilities of the system.

Both the private and the public sector will benefit from a more harmonised use of TRACES and a deeper knowledge on the system by staff responsible for the official controls: better cooperation with customs, statistical data available, reduction of administrative work, faster clearance of the consignment at the border, etc.


Targeted Public: 

The profiles of the applicants should respect the following criteria:

  • Be officers of the National Competent Authority, relevant Government Ministries or Inspection services involved (or that may be potentially involved) in the use of the TRACES application at:
    • Course 1: BIP level
    • Course 2: DPE level
    • Course 3: Inspection Post
    • Course 4: BIP and DPE level
    • Course 5: LVU level
  • Be involved at national level in the drafting or adaptation of regulations in line with Official Controls Regulation, and related to the use of TRACES.
  • Be familiar with the principles of the organic farming scheme (for course 4).
  • Be committed to disseminate the expertise acquired during training.
  • Be proficient in the language of the training (English/French according to the session) and comfortable in front of a computer.

   Please note that:

  • Courses 1 and 5 are designed for officers with an intermediate/advanced level on TRACES and,
  • Courses 2, 3 and 4 are addressed to both TRACES users and participants without extensive experience in TRACES.

Who We Are: 

CONSORTIUM MEMBERS:

TECHNICAL PARTNERS

 

Bulgaria: Bulgarian Food Safety Agency

Spain:

Consejería de medio ambiente, administración local y Ordenación del Territorio. Comunidad de Madrid. Regional Ministry of Environment, Local Government and Planning.

Dirección Territorial de Comercio (SOIVRE) en Valencia, Secretaría de Estado de Comercio.

Greece: Directorate General of Sustainable animal Production and Veterinary Services. Ministry of Rural Development and Food.

Latvia: Food and Veterinary Service of the Republic of Latvia. Ministry of Agriculture.


Training Calendar: 

Session

 

 

 

 

3A

16 -19 July 2019

RIGA, LATVIA

English

AESA

2A

14 - 17 October 2019

ATHENS, GREECE

English

AESA

2B

12 -15 November 2019

RIGA, LATVIA

English

AETS

2C

03 - 06 December 2019

ATHENS, GREECE

English (With interpretation into french)

AESA

3B

14 - 17 January 2020

SOFIA, BULGARIA

English (With interpretation into french)

AESA

3C

11-14 February 2020

RIGA, LATVIA

English

AESA

3D

24 - 27 March 2020

SOFIA, BULGARIA

English (With interpretation into french)

AETS

4A

05 - 08 May 2020

GDANSK, POLAND

English

AESA

4B

09 - 12 June 2020

SOFIA, BULGARIA

English

AESA

1A

07 -10 July 2020

GDANSK, POLAND

English

AESA

1B

15 -18 September 2020

GDANSK, POLAND

English

AESA

1C

13 - 16 October 2020

ATHENS, GREECE

English (With interpretation into french)

AESA

1D

10 -13 November 2020

VALENCIA, SPAIN

English

AESA

5A

01 -04 December 2020

ATHENS, GREECE

English

AESA

5B

19 - 22 January 2021

VALENCIA, SPAIN

English (With interpretation into french)

AESA

5C

16 - 19 February 2021

ATHENS, GREECE

English

AESA

 

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: