The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Programme/Course on New EU plant health regime are:

  • Provide knowledge for a common and understanding of new EU plant health regime
  • Increase the level of expertise with regard to the rules introduced by the new PHR
  • Improve the level of consistency of their implementation across the EU
  • Foster a correct, harmonised, and unambiguous understanding across MS
  • Favour exchange of information and experience amongst MS
  • Disseminate best practices for official controls in the plant health area
  • Facilitate the transition to the new PHR

The course addresses the following topics:

  • International and EU Legal framework
  • Introduction to (New) Plant Health Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 (PHR)
  • New PHR - Introduction Better protection and proactive action
  • Official Controls Regulation (EU) 2017/625 (OCR)
  • OCR Implementing and Delegated Acts
  • Pest Concepts and Categorization
  • Import Control Regime
  • Practical elements for Import control
  • Wood Packaging Material (WPM)
  • Surveillance
  • Outbreaks Management
  • Overview Relevant HO for agriculture and horticulture
  • Overview Relevant HO for forestry, natural environments
  • Internal Movement Regime
  • Internal Controls Practical
  • Measures and Certification for Export
  • Information campaigns. Stakeholders and Citizens
  • Notification and Information of findings

This Training Programme has been designed for the profiles and positions described below. Please verify compliance with the selection criteria before submitting or validating applications.

  • Representatives from relevant competent authorities involved in policy making, planning and control activities (preferably at central or regional level)
  • Field inspectors involved in official control activities
  • Official staff and inspectors involved in import controls or in charge of planning/targeting import controls
  • Advisable: “hands-on” experience
  • Proficiency in English language
  • Compromised to disseminate the learnings gained and to inform via a survey on which are the dissemination activities implemented
Calendar and locations
Session Start date End date City Country
1 01/10/2021 08/10/2021 Virtual course -
2 08/11/2021 12/11/2021 Virtual course> -
3 25/02/2022 04/03/2022 Virtual course -
4 16/05/2022 20/05/2022 Alicante Spain
5 Cancelled td> - -
6 19/09/2022 23/09/2022 Tallinn Estonia
7 17/10/2022 21/10/2022 Torino Italy
8 12/12/2022 16/12/2022 Barcelona Spain
9 27/03/2023 31/03/2023 Nice France

PHASE II
Session Start Date End Date City Country
1 24/06/2024 28/06/2024 Ljubljana Slovenia-
2 23/09/2024 27/09/2024 Riga Latvia
3 21/10/2024 25/10/2024 Emilia Romana Italy
4 09/12/2024 13/12/2024 Málaga Spain
5 17/02/2025 21/02/2025 Alicante Spain
6 05/05/2025 09/05/2025 Tallin Estonia
7 26/05/2025 30/05/2025 Campana Italy
8 29/09/2025 03/10/2025 Riga Latvia
New plant health regime