The overall objective of the BTSF Training Programme/Course on Enforcement of animal welfare during transport is to provide the European Union (EU) Member States (MS) and neighbouring non-EU countries with high-level effective training to ensure better organisation, implementation and enforcement of the EU rules on the welfare of animals during transport:

  • to achieve a uniform and correct implementation of EU rules on animal welfare during road transport in the Union by having national authorities performing controls in a uniform manner and of consistentlyhigh quality leading, where necessary, to taking relevant enforcement action to rectify and/or sanction non-compliances.
  • To identify and know where to find all the information they need to perform effective retrospectivechecks on animal transport.
  • To cross-check the information with the appropriate legal requirement
  • To obtain the correct conclusion regarding the degree of compliance of a consignment and gain an understanding of good practices in the EU and how these may be adopted in their own control systems
  • To reinforce networking between EU and certain non-EU countries’ staff involved in prioritisation and implementation of official controls by bringing together participants from different Member States and certain non-EU countries.
  • To allow the exchange of experience and disseminate best practices for risk targeting of control activities, implementing official controls, and effective enforcement and follow-up activities relating to EU rules on animal welfare during road transport in the Union and beyond.

The course addresses the following topics:

  • Overview of main issues regarding animal welfare during road transport
  • Checks on journey planning, journey implementation and enforcement of animal welfare requirements
  • Use of TRACES to collect necessary information for official controls on animal welfare during transport
  • Risk-based selection of transporters/consignments for retrospective checks
  • Retrospective checks on journey logs using SNS data and temperature records, and enforcement
  • Auditing transport companies
  • Auditing/supervising Local Veterinary Units’ activities
  • Common constraints, challenges, weaknesses and good practices.

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.

  • Competent authority officials organising, implementing and enforcing legislation on animal welfare during road transport from all levels of the authorities (local, regional, central).
  • EU transport companies specialised in live animals
  • Local NGOs committed to disseminating EU animal welfare provisions
Session Start Date End Date City Country
1 06/06/2022 10/06/2022 Tilburg Netherlands
CANCELLED 12/09/2022 16/09/2022 Linz Austria
2 17/10/2022 21/10/2022 Budapest Hungary
3 13/03/2023 17/03/2023 Marbella Spain
4 08/05/2023 12/05/2023 Linz
5 12/06/2023 16/06/2023 Kapitan Andreevo Bulgaria
6 18/09/2023 22/09/2023 Kapitan Andreevo
7 09/10/2023 13/10/2023 Budapest Hungary
8 27/11/2023 01/12/2023 Warsaw Polond
9 11/03/2024 15/03/2023 Warsaw Poland
10 08/04/2024 12/04/2024 Algeciras  Spain
11 13/05/2024 17/05/2024 Budapest  Hungary
Enforcement of animal welfare during transport