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2017 Exchange of Officials

What is it about
Exchange of Officials is a programme promoting the sharing of best practices and knowledge between countries to reinforce the consumers’ safety and protection through Europe (EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway).

The programme is open to officials involved in the application of the General Product Safety Directive (GPSD) and of the Consumers Protection Cooperation (CPC) Regulation.

How it works in practice
Generally the exchanges consist of a 3 to 5 days work mission to a host organisation by one visiting fellow (or few) to share/exchange field expertise with homologues. Tailor-made workshops  are also organised.

To know more

For this year  the application deadline is 1 December 2017 and
all exchanges must take place between 15 /03/2017 and  31/01/2018.

We are open to support your innovative proposals,  e.g. seminars or cross-border actions options/modalities of exchanges.

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Last year 23 EU countries participated and around one hundred exchanges took place.

Exchange of Officials belongs to the Consumers’ programme (2014-2020).

Call for application documents Watch the video Frequently Asked Questions Available offers of exchanges of officials