BTSF Newsletters

For the high impact they have and the impressive number of training courses given both in and outside of the EU, the BTSF initiative is implemented by a small team at the Consumers Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency. We spoke to the team about how such a small team manages to do so much!
Peter Bokor is Head of Unit for the European Commission's Directorate General for Health and Food Safety's unit D1, Food chain science and stakeholder relations, and specifically is responsible for the Better Training for Safer Food initiative. He took over as Head of Unit just last September, after ten years as a Head of Unit in the Directorate General for Agriculture (DG AGRI), and before that, he was working for the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture. He studied business and economics in Hungary before beginning his professional career.
12 September 2016
September 2016 edition Interview of Monise Theobald French BTSF National Contact Point (NCP) Call year: 2016
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Commission adopts financing decision on BTSF work programme New BTSF calls for tender launched by Chafea BTSF Information day
3 June 2016
August 2016 edition Financing Decision for BTSF published! Call year: 2016
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Call for tender n° Chafea/2016/BTSF/01 Call for tender n° Chafea/2016/BTSF/02 Call for tender n° Chafea/2016/BTSF/03 Call for tender n° Chafea/2016/BTSF/04 Call for tender n° Chafea/2016/BTSF/05
3 June 2016
May 2016 edition 'Functioning as a national contact point requires a high level of responsibility, consistency and initiative' Interview of Mr. Božo Zakrajšek, BTSF national contact point (NCP) for Slovenia Call year: 2016
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Chafea awards contracts for all 2015 BTSF calls for tender A new Director for Chafea DG SANTE Director-General visits Chafea Changes for BTSF at DG SANTE Commission launched study on the analysis of the BTSF impact
21 January 2016
January 2016 edition Defining training subjects: a key role of DG SANTE Training Sector Interview of Mr. Thierry Chalus, Head of the DG Health and Food Safety's Training Sector Call year: 2016
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Brussels hosts BTSF Expert Group meeting Chafea organises information day on new BTSF calls for tender 'The new standardised application system is a very good thing even though we are still fine tuning it'
27 November 2015
November 2015 edition “Our policy work is very extensive” Interview of Mr. Koen Van Dyck
Head of the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE)
Food, Alert System and Training Unit
Call year: 2015
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'The BTSF expert group provides a valuable cooperation platform' BTSF events at Milan Expo a great success BTSF financing decision paves way for new calls for tender
3 July 2015
May/June 2015 edition Expansion brings new demands Interview of Mr. Bruno Debois
Belgian Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain's Directorate-General for Control Policy
BTSF National Contact Point
Call year: 2015
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Five BTSF events to take place during Milan Expo Milan Expo to host BTSF 10th anniversary celebrations BTSF National Contact Point meeting held in Brussels
5 March 2015
February 2015 edition BTSF: a real EU success story Interview of Mr. Salvatore Magazzù
Head of the Chafea Consumers and Food Safety Unit
Call year: 2015
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“ A good first impression of BTSF ” Progress made on preparing training from 2014 calls for tender DG SANTE to take part in Expo 2015 in Milan Big changes at Chafea and the European Commission
December 2014
December 2014 edition BTSF Conference on Food Fraud held in Rome Call year: 2014
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Joint Italian Presidency / European Commission food fraud conference: A first-class job National Contact Point meeting held in Brussels Second phase of 2012 BTSF contracts set to begin
11 November 2014
December 2014 edition Chafea's mission: Excellent service, underpinned by high standards of management and transparency Interview of Mr. Luc Briol
Director of the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency
Call year: 2014
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European Commission adopts Financing Decision for future BTSF training Contract from final 2013 Financing Decision call set for conclusion BTSF Info Day: Save the date
20 May 2014
May 2014 edition Great strides in development of BTSF e-learning modules Call year: 2014
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BTSF World gets off to a good start EU sanitary and phytosanitary law enforcement training well under way BTSF database training and operational guideline meeting held in Luxembourg
8 November 2013
November 2013 edition Animal welfare: a BTSF success story Call year: 2013
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Preparation of BTSF World training continues BTSF pleased to welcome Jose Luis aboard And it's goodbye from Daniella
5 November 2013
August 2013 edition EAHC publishes 16 calls for tender for training from 2014 Call year: 2013
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Call on International Standard-Setting Bodies training relaunched Info Day to take place on 2013 calls for tender Annual report shows encouraging signs for EAHC's management of BTSF A new colour for BTSF Upcoming Courses
7 June 2013
May 2013 edition The EU Export Helpdesk: a one-stop-shop for exporters to Europe Interview of Ms. Ines Escudero Sanchez Call year: 2013
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A wide variety of training approaches BTSF Info Day, BTSF World and ISSB call to take place in Luxembourg Two key players in EAHC's BTSF team Upcoming Courses
14 March 2013
February 2013 edition "More opportunities for synergies between BTSF and related activities" Interview of Ms. Koen Van Dyck
Head of the Food, Alert System and Training Unit
Directorate-General for Health and Consumers
DG SANCO - European Commission
Call year: 2013
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Eleven new BTSF training programmes set to begin EAHC publishes new operational guidelines for BTSF Upcoming Courses
21 December 2012
December 2012 edition A testament to the good work done by EAHC Interview of Ms. Koen Van Dyck
Head of the Food, Alert System and Training Unit
Directorate-General for Health and Consumers
DG SANCO - European Commission
Call year: 2012
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New calls for tender arise from extension of EAHC's mandate Further BTSF call for tender set for publication at the end of December 2012 BTSF as a subject at university Upcoming Courses
24 October 2012
October 2012 edition Agency begins evaluation of 2012 calls for tender Call year: 2012
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EAHC launches calls for internal auditing and quality schemes training A brand new subject for BTSF Upcoming Courses
10 August 2012
August 2012 edition Chafea launches new calls for tender for BTSF activities Call year: 2012
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More attractive calls for potential contractors - Interview of Mr. Salvatore Magazzù, Head of CFS Unit Plant-related training to get back under way – Please identify training participants Upcoming Courses
May 2012
May 2012 edition Interview of Mr. Thierry Chalus Call year: 2012
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BTSF-Initiative - Point of view of the German National Contact Point Upcoming Courses
2 March 2012
February 2012 edition Interview of Mr. Bernard Van Goethem Director of the Directorate for Veterinary and International Affairs
Directorate-General for Health and Consumers' (DG SANCO) - European Commission
Call year: 2012
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Kick-off meetings get 2012 programmes underway Upcoming Courses
10 November 2011
December 2011 edition Interview of Ms. Isabelle Rollier European Commission Directorate-General for Health and Consumers' (DG SANCO) Call year: 2011
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BTSF-EAHC: Some thoughts of the National Contact Point of The Netherlands at the end of 2011 BTSF has a new colleague Upcoming Courses
10 November 2011
October 2011 edition Interview of Mr. Koen Van Dyck Head of European Commission Directorate-General for Health and Consumers Unit G4. Call year: 2011
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BTSF - EAHC : Point de vue du Point de Contact National (PCN) du Luxembourg Upcoming Courses
1 April 2012
April 2011 edition Interview of Mr. Paolo de Castro MEP - Chair of the EP’s Agriculture Committee Call year: 2011
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BTSF - EAHC : Point de vue du Point de Contact National (PCN) du Luxembourg Upcoming Courses
22 February 2012
February 2011 edition BTSF on show:
Major achievements in Africa
Call year: 2011
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Changes in the team at EAHC BTSF What’s new Upcoming Courses
22 December 2010
December 2010 edition Better Training for Safer Food is getting better and better Call year: 2010
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New BTSF training programmes are on the way! Spreading the word about BTSF Profile of a trainer Upcoming Courses What’s new on the website?
22 December 2010
August 2010 edition Editorial: Luc Briol, Director of the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers Call year: 2010
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Calls for tender 2010 Info Day Border Inspection Points Upcoming events What’s new on the website?
April 2010
April 2010 edition Training programmes Call year: 2010
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November 2009 edition Training programmes Call year: 2009
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Outcomes 2009 Training 2010 Upcoming events
June 2009 edition Training programmes Call year: 2009
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March 2009 edition BTSF Africa Call year: 2009
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Training programmes Upcoming events