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Organisation and implementation of training activities on assuring the sustainable use of plant protection products in the EU: "Towards a sustainable use of plant protection products" under the Better Training for Safer Food initiative

Deadline for application: 31 January 2014
Identifier: EAHC/2013/BTSF/20

Published on: 14.3.2014

The present call for tender covers the organisation and implementation of training activities on the sustainable use of plant protection products in compliance with provisions of Directive 2009/128/EC.

The contractor will organise and implement a total of 14 three-day workshops named "Towards a sustainable use of plant protection products".

The main goal of the workshop is to increase the knowledge of trainers of professional users, distributors and retailers of plant protection products according to the requirements under Directive 2009/128/EC. Staff in charge of the implementation of the training certification systems and, in order to cover the regional level as much as possible, staff from certain European regions (e.g. Nuts level 2) should also be included. Workshop participants shall have a background in crop protection, in particular with respect to use of plant protection products.

The workshop should provide for a harmonised knowledge platform for the participants, on the basis of which they could adapt their own training programmes according to the requirements under Directive 2009/128/EC and the national needs. The workshop should improve the harmonisation of training programmes between Member States and enhance the recognition of training certificates issued under the national schemes. The final targets, reached via the chain of trained trainers, are professional users, distributors and retailers for both agricultural and non-agricultural professional users. Therefore, the workshop should be optimised for improving targeted knowledge transfer.

The workshops will be held in three or more distinct locations, to be chosen by the contractor. The locations should be geographically equally distributed among the different EU Member States.

The relevant legislation and documentation are available on the Commission website.