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Parliamentary questions
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7 November 2019
Answer given by Mr Andriukaitis on behalf of the European Commission
Question reference: E-002820/2019

The ‘Better Training for Safer Food’(1) (BTSF) initiative has for a number of years provided a blended learning model in which both face-to-face and online training activities are offered to competent authorities’ staff in charge of official controls in the food and feed safety, animal health and welfare and plant health areas.

The face-to-face training activities draw together participants from different EU and/or non-EU countries in the same location, and therefore the training courses are delivered in English to ensure knowledge, experience sharing and networking between participants.

As regards the online training, the e-learning modules currently available were developed during a pilot phase. The pilot phase involved five EU languages, of which Italian was not part, to help identify the most suitable model for the needs of the BTSF initiative.

The Commission is however looking into the possibility of expanding its online training resources both in terms of the technical subjects covered, and the languages offered (including Italian).


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