The overall objectives of the BTSF Training Programme/Course on Crisis management-inter-sectoral simulation exercises in Food Sector are:

  • Improving preparedness and response planning for crisis situations through testing procedures in place at national (contingency plans) and EU level (e.g. the crisis general plan
  • Ensuring coherence, interoperability and coordination between the local, national and EU level
  • Ensuring interaction between Member States and with international partners concerned by using the appropriate channels
  • Ensuring coordination between the competent authority and other stakeholders at national level
  • Guaranteeing coordination of risk communication at local, national and EU level
  • Improving preparedness to communication and decision-making challenges in crisis situations, such as e.g. deciding when to communicate, how to handle uncertainty when communicating and how to balance scientific assessments vs political evaluation, trade, economic impact, consumer confidence and public health

The course addresses the following topics:

  • Crisis management coordination and response in the food and feed sectors: institutional and legal framework
  • iRASFF and multi-country outbreaks
  • EpiPulse and EWRS
  • The joint EFSA-ECDC Rapid Outbreak Assessments

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.

  • Participants from the Competent Authority in the field of Food Safety or Public Health.  When possible, each country should provide the participant from: food safety / public health / crisis coordination;
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in the public health sector or official control on food safety;
  • Be part of the Competent authority responsible for the investigation and/or management of foodborne outbreaks
Session Start Date End Date City Country
1 15/02/2022 17/02/2022 Online Zoom NA
Cancelled 28/03/2022 30/03/2022 Online Zoom NA
2 25/04/2022 27/04/2022 Online Zoom NA
3 05/10/2022 07/10/2022 Brussels Belgium
 4 13/05/2024  15/05/2024  Rome  Italy
Crisis management-inter-sectoral simulation exercises in Food Sector