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Plant Health Controls

1. Introduction

1.1 Overall educational project objective 

The activity is aimed at providing for a common and unambiguous understanding of EU legislation and its correct and harmonized implementation across the EU. The training will be for officials involved in general planning and policy making as well as for senior field inspectors involved in the practical implementation of the legislation and controls, and also in direct contact with producers, stakeholders, importers.

Furthermore, the training will allow the exchange of information and experience amongst MS and should increase the efficacy of plant health services in: 

− protecting the EU territory against introduction of harmful organisms;

− excluding the risk of harmful organisms spreading with plant and plant products moved within the EU, and

− the detection and eradication of outbreaks of harmful organisms in the EU.

1.2 Overall project objective
The proposed training programme will cover all the topics listed hereunder:

Course 1 (Imports) will cover the procedures and targeting of import inspections across the EU, based upon risk. Effective inspection of both regulated and non-regulated commodities, and implementation of controls in the case of findings in imported consignments, is an essential element in identifying risks associated with particular trades and in preventing introduction and establishment of harmful organisms within the EU.

Course 2 (WPM) will cover the procedures for inspecting WPM associated with both imported consignments and also WPM moving within the EU; the requirements for manufacture, treatment and marking of WPM; and a common understanding of the risks associated with such material.
 
Course 3 (Surveillance and Outbreak Management) will cover procedures and techniques for phytosanitary surveillance in the EU. Effective surveillance is vital for early detection of pests and the prompt implementation of eradication measures in order to prevent their establishment. In cases where there is no detailed EU legislation outlining the requirements for eradication or containment of a specific pest, it is important that a harmonised approach is adopted to ensure that effective measures are taken across the Community. In this sense, it will provide assistance in the proper implementation of EU emergency measures and control directives for outbreak control.
To provide the background to the work they do, all three courses will include an explanation of the international plant health framework and EU legislation, as well as role of the Commission, EFSA, EPPO and NPPOs in the assessment and control of plant health risks.

For each of the 3 courses, a field visit will be arranged to support the learning objectives of that course. For all locations, we have asked for and received the support of the local plant health service that will help identify and facilitate entry to the most appropriate sites, as well as being on hand to demonstrate their work, the procedures they use, and to discuss their experience of specific outbreaks, implementation of measures and lessons learned. 


Field Visit Venues:

Course 1
London Heathrow airport (UK): LHR is the main point of entry in the UK for plants and plant produce, and which has one of the highest number of interceptions of any BIP in the EU.  The airport receives very high numbers of comparatively small consignments, mainly from South East Asia, south and east Africa and North America, which ensures the availability of a broad range of tropical, sub-tropical and temperate fruit and vegetables for inspection experience, for the course. The field visit will be arranged by the local plant health service and will include an introduction to the work of the inspectors and the wide range of imported commodities encountered at the airport.  The group will be taken to visit inspection facilities around the airport perimeter, where the local inspectors will demonstrate their inspection procedures, highlighting both good-practice and the problems they face inspecting such a high volume of both regulated and non-regulated commodities. The inspectors will also discuss the measures taken to address any non-compliances or harmful organisms found.

Antwerp seaport (Belgium): The port of Antwerp is one of Europe's largest sea ports, ranking second only behind Rotterdam by total freight shipped. In 2012, it received in the region of 200 million tons of cargo, over 50% of which is containerised.  The field visit will be arranged by the local plant health service and will include an introduction to the port operations and the work of the local plant health inspectors, followed by a visit to the inspection facilities within the port and introduction to the challenges of identifying and inspecting both bulk and containerised consignments. The course includes an interactive inspection exercise during the field visit, in which participants will have the opportunity to inspect a range of both regulated and non-regulated commodities from around the world.

Course 2
Muuga seaport (Tallinn) and a local WPM manufacturer (Estonia):  In the company of the local plant health service, we will visit a local manufacturer of WPM where we will observe the manufacturing process from beginning to end, paying specific attention to how the manufacturer treats and marks the WPM in accordance with the requirements of ISPM 15. The procedures and frequency of official controls of the process will be discussed, including a review of the records maintained by the manufacturer.  We will also visit Muuga seaport (Tallinn), where we will met by local import inspectors who will discuss the inspection of WPM at the seaport, the types of WPM encountered, and the countries of origin and risks presented by this material. The course will include group discussions about the practicalities of inspection and a risk-based approach to selection of WPM from high-risk origins.

Course 3a
Naples (Italy): The field visit will include a visit to a recent large outbreak of Aromia bungii in orchards of apricot, peach and plum in Naples. During the visit we will illustrate and discuss pest detection (trapping, visual inspection etc.), general surveillance and specific survey work to establish pest incidence.  There will also be detailed evaluation of eradication and containment measures taken by the local plant health authorities. The group will be accompanied by local plant health inspectors and one of the tutor team is an inspector from this region.

Bari (Italy): The field visit will be to an outbreak site of Xylella fastidiosa to see the eradication and containment measures being taken by the local plant health service, followed by a visit to a nursery trading specified Xylella hosts - to discuss the restrictions and control measures in place. The group will be accompanied by local plant health inspectors who will describe the issues involved in implementing the Emergency Measures for this disease. 

Course 3b
Vienna (Austria): In cooperation with the Austrian plant health authorities (AGES) and the Institute of Forest Protection, we will arrange a field visit to an Anoplophora glabripennis outbreak in Upper Austria to see pest detection (trapping, visual inspection etc.), general surveillance and specific survey work to establish pest incidence.  This will include the use of tree climbers as well as ground monitoring and detection dogs. There will also be a detailed evaluation of eradication and containment measures being taken.  On the return journey to Vienna, we will visit a large importer of stone to discuss and observe the inspection of wood packaging material associated with stone imports from China. One of our tutor team is the Head of Department for Forest Entomology at the Austrian Institute of Forest Protection.

Treviso (Italy): The plant health service of the Veneto Region will arrange a field visit to a large  Anoplophora glabripennis outbreak in the Treviso area, to observe pest detection methods (visual inspection, trapping etc.), and survey work to establish pest incidence.  There will also be a detailed evaluation of eradication and containment measures being taken by the local authorities. 
The training course will also include a visit to a nursery within the buffer zone that has been established around the outbreak to discuss the measures taken to prevent the possible spread of the pest on plants for planting.  Alternatively, a visit to the Thousand Canker Disease outbreak site may be arranged to observe symptoms and the phytosanitary measures being carried out to control and limit the spread of the disease.


2. Calendar

Training Course

 Location

 Dates

1 Imports 

 London (UK)

 23-25 May 2017

2 Surveillance & Outbreak Management (Forestry and Environment)

 Vienna (AT)

 05-09 June 2017

3 Surveillance & Outbreak Management (Agriculture & Horticulture)

 Bari (IT)

 26-30 June 2017

4 Surveillance & Outbreak Management (Agriculture & Horticulture)

 Naples (IT)

 18-22 Sep 2017

5 Imports

 Brussels/Antwerp (BE)

 18-20 Oct 2017

6 Imports

 Brussels/Antwerp (BE)

 14-16 Nov 2017

7 Imports

 London (UK)

 27 Feb – 01 Mar 2018

8 Surveillance & Outbreak Management (Forestry and Environment)

 Venice/Treviso (IT)

 19-23 Mar 2018

9 Surveillance & Outbreak Management (Forestry and Environment)

 Venice/Treviso (IT)

 23-27 Apr 2018

10 Wood Packaging Material

 Tallinn (EE)

 07-10 May 2018

11 Surveillance & Outbreak Management (Agriculture & Horticulture)

 Bari (IT)

 28 May-01 June 2018

12 Surveillance & Outbreak Management (Forestry and Environment)

 Vienna (AT)

 11-15 June 2018

13 Wood Packaging Material

 Tallinn (EE)

 03-06 Sep 2018

14 Surveillance & Outbreak Management (Agriculture & Horticulture)

 Warsaw

 24-28 Sep 2018



3. Training Locations

3.1 Bari
For Bari we have selected Hotel Majesty Bari for the for the accommodation, meals and training venue.

It is located strategic location makes it easy to access centres of historical and naturalistic interest, as well as commercial centres such as the Fiera del Levante area. It offers air-conditioned rooms equipped with safe box, hair dryer, mini bar and bathroom with shower. It also features an wellness area which include heated indoor pool and gym. Free WiFi is available throughout.

 3.2 Naples
For Naples, we have selected the Holiday Inn.

Holiday Inn Naples is a 4-star hotel located in the Centro Direzionale, the city's business area.

All rooms at this Holiday Inn come with modern furniture, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and individually controlled air conditioning. Rooms feature free Wi-Fi.

The restaurant serves traditional regional cuisine. A full American buffet is served daily for breakfast. The small free gym includes cardio-fitness machineries and a treadmill.

It has 3 conference rooms with natural daylight, fully air-conditioned and equipped (projector, laptop, flipchart, whiteboard, laser pointer and free WLAN for the participants).

 3.3 Brussels
For Brussels, we have selected the NH Collection Grand Sablon.

The hotel is NH is situated on the historic Grand Sablon Square, 5 minutes’ walk from the Magritte Museum and from the wonderful Grand Place and European Institutions of Brussels.

The hotel offers a conference centre with 4 conference rooms with natural daylight and modern equipment: Flipchart, Overhead projector, Syndicate rooms, Videoconferencing, Video equipment, Air-conditioning.

It offers 192 rooms fully furnished and modern.

They have individual heating & air conditioning unit, direct dial phone with speaker function, High Speed Internet Access, Flat 26inch LCD TV, Complimentary Coffee & Tea, Welcome tray, hair dryer and elaborated toiletries.

 3.4 Vienna
For Vienna we have selected the Penta Hotel Margaret.

The Penta hotel Vienna is in the heart of the city’s Margareten district, near the famous Naschmarkt market. The hotel is very central and very convenient.

It has two big fully equipped meeting rooms: Overhead projector, digital projector, laser pointer, Screen, flip chart, flip chart paper, Pin boards, paper, Writing pads, pencils, DVD player, CD player, VHS recorder + television, video camera, Microphone system, television, Telephone, fax machine, printer, Film projector, video camera, tape recorder, dictating device…

All our rooms boast a stylish design and excellent entertainment options, with the latest 32-inch flat-screen TVs showing channels including Sky TV and Sky Bundesliga.

3.5 Tallinn
In Tallinn we have selected Park Inn Radisson for the accommodation, meals and training venue.
  
The hotel is conveniently situated conveniently near the Old Town and main business and shopping districts. It provides spacious rooms with modern amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and cable TV. The hotel is a member of the Green Key eco-rating program.

All rooms at the Park Inn Radisson are bright and decorated with vibrant colours. Each has a work space and a modern bathroom with a bathtub or a shower and a hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking and offer air conditioning.

Participants will be assisted by GIZ event managers but also by the highly trained and experienced staff during the entire event.

3.6 Mestre/Venice
For Mestre we have selected the Antony Hotel.
  
The Antony Hotel is a 4-star superior hotel with 114 rooms, located between Mestre and Venice in the town of Campalto, just 10 minutes from the historic centre of Venice. The hotel offers the best amenities including parking, free Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas, restaurant and two meeting rooms.

The congress area, is located in the ground floor and benefit from daylight.

It has wireless Internet access and equipped with a multimedia projector, a screen, a flipchart and sound system.

The rooms all have free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and Lcd TV with SKY channels.

Rooms have Venice view rooms, real paintings on the lagoon and its beautiful landscape.

3.7 London
For London we have selected the Comfort Hotel Heathrow.

The hotel has a contemporary style and a welcoming atmosphere.
  
All 184 guestrooms at the hotel are stylishly appointed with excellent guest facilities such as an en-suite bathroom, satellite television and a hospitality tray.

The hotel offers excellent conferencing facilities with air-conditioning and ample natural light with the latest audio-visual equipment.


 

Our Training Courses
Training course 1: Imports from 23/05/2017 until 25/05/2017 in London
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Training course 2: Surveillance & Outbreak Management - Forestry and Environment from 05/06/2017 until 09/06/2017 in Vienna
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Training course 3: Surveillance & Outbreak Management - Agriculture & Horticulture from 26/06/2017 until 30/06/2017 in Bari
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Training course 4: Surveillance & Outbreak Management - Agriculture & Horticulture from 18/09/2017 until 22/09/2017 in Naples
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Training course 5: Imports from 18/10/2017 until 20/10/2017 in Brussels
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Training course 6: Imports from 14/11/2017 until 16/11/2017 in Brussels
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Training course 7: Imports from 27/02/2018 until 01/03/2018 in London
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Training course 8: Surveillance & Outbreak Management - Forestry and Environment from 19/03/2018 until 23/03/2018 in Venice/Treviso
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Training course 9: Surveillance & Outbreak Management - Forestry and Environment from 24/04/2018 until 27/04/2018 in Venice/Treviso
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Training course 10: Wood Packaging Material from 07/05/2018 until 10/05/2018 in Tallinn
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Training course 11: Surveillance & Outbreak Management - Agriculture & Horticulture from 28/05/2018 until 01/06/2018 in Bari
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Training course 12: Surveillance & Outbreak Management - Forestry and Environment from 11/06/2018 until 15/06/2018 in Vienna
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Training course 13: Wood Packaging Material from 03/09/2018 until 06/09/2018 in Tallinn
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Training course 14: Surveillance & Outbreak Management - Agriculture & Horticulture from 24/09/2018 until 28/09/2018 in Naples
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