Within the framework of the initiative “Better Training for Safer Food” (BTSF), launched by the European Commission to keep Member States’ competent authorities up-to-date with all aspects of Community food and feed law, animal health and welfare and plant health rules, oriGIn – in partnership with other international partners – has recently been awarded the EU-sponsored project “Training Programme on Quality Schemes: PDO/PGI/TSG” (http://ec.europa.eu/eahc/food/).
Such project aims at providing EU Member States national authorities in charge of carrying out or supervising PDO/PGI compliance controls’ systems as well as authorities in charge of PDO/PGI market controls (administrative enforcement – ex officio) within the framework of Regulation 1151/2012, a comprehensive overview of the EU Legal Framework on PDO/PGI, thereby ensuring more harmonized and efficient controls and enforcement mechanisms within the EU. The initial phase provides 10 trainings for the staff of the above mentioned national authorities, to be held in the following locations:
Dates & Venues:
PDO/PGI/TSG 12-15 Nov, 2013 Lisbon, Portugal
PDO/PGI/TSG 16-19 Dec, 2013 Milan, Italy
PDO/PGI/TSG 11-14 Feb 2014 Paris, France
PDO/PGI/TSG 14-17 April 2014 Lisbon, Portugal
PDO/PGI/TSG 20-23 May 2014 Milan, Italy
PDO/PGI/TSG 9-12 June 2014 Paris, France
PDO/PGI/TSG 8-11 Sep 2014 Lisbon, Portugal
PDO/PGI/TSG 21-24 Oct 2014 Milan, Italy
PDO/PGI/TSG 1-4 Dec 2014 Paris, France
PDO/PGI/TSG 23-26 Feb 2015 Lisbon, Portugal
For each training, in the evening of the second day, oriGIn organizes a sort of “GI evening”, in which its members from the country at issue (but also from other Members States) can present the GI they represent, offer products to trainings’ participants for a GI tasting and establish informal contacts with the staff of Member States’ national authorities in charge of carrying out or supervising PDO/PGI controls’ systems as well as authorities in charge of PDO/PGI market controls within the framework of Regulation 1151/2012.
For more information: http://www.btsf-qs.eu/