The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Programme/Course on Control of PDO/PGI/TSG in the field of agricultural products and foodstuffs are:

  • Goal 1: full grasp of the legal framework.
  • Goal 2: perfect command of the organisational aspects of controls.
  • Goal 3: in-depth knowledge of the preliminary steps of the control activity.
  • Goal 4: in-depth knowledge of official controls in the whole chain.
  • Goal 5: full awareness of the importance of correct reporting and communication activities.
  • Goal 6: complete integration of all the information provided in the course.

The course addresses the following topics:

  • Topic 1: PDO/PGI/TSG for agricultural products and foodstuffs in the context of EU quality policy and regulatory framework overview
  • Topic 2: Control systems related to PDO/PGI/TSG for agricultural products and foodstuff
  • Topic 3: Planning and organisation of control activity on PDO/PGI/TSG products
  • Topic 4: Official controls on PDO/PGI/TSG agricultural products and foodstuffs
  • Topic 5: Communication and reporting related to official controls on PDO/PGI/TSG agricultural products and foodstuffs
  • Topic 6: Integration activities

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.

  • Staff of competent authorities involved in planning and coordinating GI/TSG control activities of the agri-food sector (preferably at central level) and field inspectors involved in the delivery of such controls
  • Staff of delegated control bodies to which specific tasks related to GI control activities of the quality schemes in the agri-food sector have been delegated
  • Staff of national accreditation bodies and customs authorities involved in the agri-food GI sector

Applicants must have a good working level of English.

Session Start Date End Date City Country
1 29/11/2021 03/12/2021 Online Online
2 21/03/2022 25/03/2022 Online Online
3 16/05/2022 20/05/2022 Online Online
4 29/11/2022 02/12/2022 Lisbon Portugal
5 19/09/2023 22/09/2023 Lisbon Portugal