The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Programme/Course on EU internal plant movement 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
  • New Plant Health Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 (PHR)
  • Official Controls Regulation (EU) 2017/625 (OCR)
  • EU Internal Plant Movement Regulation Overview
  • Introduction Professional Operators
  • Registration of Professional Operators
  • Authorization of Professional Operators and issue of Plant Passports
  • Obligations and Control of authorised Professional Operators
  • Pest risk management plans
  • Introduction Plant Passports
  • Regulated plant material
  • Use, Content and Format of the Plant Passport
  • Internal control and inspection
  • Interception and outbreaks linked with plant passporting

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
Session Start Date End Date City Country
1 18/10/2021 22/10/2021 Virtual Class -
2 13/12/2021 17/12/2021 Virtual Class -
3 21/03/2022 25/03/2022 Virtual Class -
4 25/02/2022 29/04/2022 Virtual Class -
5 14/11/2022 17/11/2022 Amsterdam The Netherlands
6 Postponed
Madrid Spain
7 24/04/2023
27/04/2023 Warsaw Poland
8 22/05/2023 25/05/2023 Riga Latvia
9 19/06/2023 22/06/2023 Madrid Spain
10 18/09/2023 21/09/2023 Madrid Spain
EU internal plant movement regime