Better Training for Safer Food

BTSF eLearning course application form

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In order to comply with European Commission IT security requirements, BTSF ACADEMY users must sign into the platform through the EU Login portal from 1 July 2023. All BTSF ACADEMY user accounts will have to be linked (migrated) to EU Login too.

Please follow the instructions available at BTSF ACADEMY Login page

A) Mandatory for all applicants that do not have a BTSF ACADEMY user yet: please create an EU Login account before submitting the first BTSF eLearning course application form for an eLearning course.

B) Mandatory for all applicants that already have a BTSF ACADEMY user: once you have created an EU Login account, please ensure you migrate your account via the EU Login migration aid before submitting this application.

For details on the retrieval of your EU Login "Unique identifier at the Commission (uid)", please see EU Login migration Help.

Updated! Animal welfare at slaughter - including killing for disease control - eLearning module

Please note that we are in the process of updating the 7 previously available courses with new applicable legislation (in particular concerning the Official Controls Regulation).

New eLearning courses are available in the BTSF ACADEMY. See COURSE SELECTION below.

Who is eligible?

The BTSF eLearning courses are only open to staff working in national competent authorities responsible for official controls in the areas covering food and feed law, animal health and welfare, as well as rules on plant health and plant protection n products.

Participants from other countries and sectors (e.g. academia, industry etc.) are not eligible for the time being.

How does the application process work?

Once you submit your application it will be assessed by the BTSF National Contact Point (NCP) of your country. If the eligibility conditions are met, the BTSF NCP will validate your application. The BTSF ACADEMY team will then proceed with your enrolment for the course.

What happens when your application is validated?

Once your application is validated by the NCP you will receive an email notification with the title "BTSF ACADEMY – eLearning course application validated"

The BTSF ACADEMY Team will then proceed with your enrolment. Enrolments are processed on the last working day of each week, by 12:00 CET.

The first time you are enrolled in the course you will receive a confirmation email from with the credentials (Username and Password) to access the BTSF ACADEMY and instructions on how to log in.

If you haven’t received the email, please check your spam/junk folder first before requesting support.

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Please note that language versions are available for the new courses using in-browser translation options if you wish to take the course in a language other than English.

The current limited language availability of the older courses will be phased out by the end of 2023 and in-browser translation will then be used for all courses.


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Data Protection Notice for BTSF eLearning training activities

BTSF is a European Commission training initiative to improve knowledge and implementation of EU rules covering food and feed law, animal health and welfare, as well as rules on plant health and plant protection products.

This processing operation concerns participation in BTSF e-learning training activities hosted in the BTSF ACADEMY providing wider accessibility to training in the above areas by using interactive e-learning. DG Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) is responsible for BTSF policy, which is implemented by the Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA).

This data protection notice explains the reason for the processing of all personal data provided and how HaDEA collects and handles it and ensures its protection. It also details how that information is used and what rights the data subject may exercise in relation to the data.

1. Your personal data is processed in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 2018/1725 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Union institutions, bodies, offices and agencies and on the free movement of such data. As BTSF Academy contains individuals’ personal data, its processing falls within the provisions of the abovementioned Regulation.

The data controller of the processing operation is the Head of Unit A2 “EU4Health and Single Market Programme Food Chain” of the HaDEA of the HaDEA.

Personal data is processed by the HaDEA staff involved in the management of the BTSF of the BTSF Online e-Learning activities.

The data provided may also be accessed by the BTSF National Contact Points (NCPs) of your country and by DG SANTE.

The legal basis for the processing activities is Article 5(1)(a) of Regulation EU 2018/1725 because processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest (or in the exercise of official authority vested in the Union institution or body).

Article 130 of Regulation (EU) No 2017/625 empowers the Commission to develop training for Member State and non-EU competent authority staff.

2. The purpose(s) of this processing is the selection, enrolment and participation in the training activities under the BTSF Academy, as well as for statistical purposes.

In addition, data is processed for the following purposes:

  • to plan and organise training activities for BTSF participants;
  • to issue certificates of participation for the different training courses;
  • to collect feedback from participants so that the controller can deliver better and more effective training, according to participants’ needs and knowledge as well as the skills necessary for their job;
  • to keep logs that include user activity (access time, actions, etc.), which could be used to resolve user incidents;
  • to perform ex-post evaluation of the impact of the BTSF Initiative.

HaDEA covers all needs on the treatment of information for the BTSF. The necessary profile information is generated during the registration process and account creation. The account allows the user to enrol in different courses and his or her profile data is used to track individual progress. The user can edit his or her profile data and request that the controller delete it.

3. The following of your personal data are collected:

  • Name and surname;
  • Email address;
  • City;
  • Country;
  • Organisation;
  • Level;
  • Role;
  • Information about attended trainings;

These are mandatory data for the purpose(s) outline above.

4. The recipients of your personal data will be HaDEA and bodies charged with monitoring or inspection tasks in application of EU law (e.g. internal audits, Court of Auditors, European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF)). Your personal data will not be transferred to third countries or international organisations.

5. Your personal data will be kept only for the time needed to achieve the purposes for which it is processed.

Data is kept for as long as the user has an active account in the BTSF ACADEMY. BTSF ACADEMY will delete the account following a 10-year period of inactivity, or upon request of the user to cancel the account.

However, we may keep information identifying you for a longer period for historical, statistical or scientific purposes with the appropriate safeguards in place.

Reports containing personal data will be archived according to HaDEA's legal framework.

Nevertheless, where needed, after this delay, personal data will be part of a list of contact details shared internally for the purpose of contacting data subjects in the future in the context of the HaDEA's activities. If data subjects do not agree with this, please contact the Controller by using and by explicitly specifying your request.

6. You have the right to access your personal data and to request your personal data to be rectified, if the data is inaccurate or incomplete; where applicable, you have the right to request restriction or to object to processing, to request a copy or erasure of your personal data held by the data controller. If processing is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing based on your consent before its withdrawal.

Your request to exercise one of the above rights will be dealt with without undue delay and in any case within one month.

7. If you have any queries concerning the processing of your personal data, you may address them to Head of Unit A2 “EU4Health and Single Market Programme Food Chain of the HaDEA (entity acting as data controller) via:

8. You shall have right of recourse at any time to the HaDEA Data Protection Officer at and to the European Data Protection Supervisor (

 I hereby authorise HaDEA to handle the data submitted via this form for the purposes expressed above only.

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