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1. Introduction

1.1 Overall educational project objective
The purpose of the program is aimed to the provision of training and knowledge on the topics required under Directive 2009/128/EC, where Member States shall ensure that all professional users and distributors have access to appropriate training systems provided by bodies designated by the competent authorities.
For this reason each course is divided in three modules: the legal requirements, the safe use and environmental aspects and sustainable use of PPPs.

1.2 Overall project objective
The purpose of this project is to provide training to individuals who are responsible for the delivery of subsequent courses to professional users, retailers and distributors.
The focus of the course is therefore on ensuring that participants depart with a very practical understanding of how requirements of relevant rules should be applied within the professional sphere. In particular, the programme of the training will deepen all the subjects included in the Annex I of Directive 2009/128/EC targeting them to the different types of audience which later the trainers will have to address. This focus will ensure that follow up trainings targeting users, distributors and retailers are valued by them, therefore increasing awareness and knowledge on the relevant topics.
The workshops should "improve the harmonization of training programmes between Member States". All Member States (and third countries) will have developed individual training programmes which will have respected EC Directives and Regulations but which are also affected by historical and cultural factors and by national and regional priorities. This national or regional level approach supports the concentration of resources on priority issues and this ensures that training is highly relevant to users and is therefore valued by them.
It is equally important that the national and regional training programmes are developed with a common understanding of the EC legislative and regulatory framework and that all such programmes reflect a harmonised approach to the use, distribution and retail of PPPs. The exchange of information among the participants and use of good practice from other Member States will also enrich training activities and support the recognition of training certificates from other countries.
Delegates will need to build confidence and understanding of possible different approaches to the implementation of PPPs and IPM provisions but also how these individual systems align with EU requirements and ensure harmonised implementation across Member States and their trading partners.

2. Calendar

Training Course





16-19 Feb 2015



09-12 Mar 2015



11-14 May 2015



08-11 Jun 2015



07-09 Sep 2015



12-15 Oct 2015



09-12 Nov 2015



25-28 Jan 2016



07–10 Mar 2016



11-14 Apr 2016



09-12 May 2016



30 May–02 Jun 2016



27-30 Jun 2016



29 Aug-01 Sep 2016

3. Training Locations

The proposed locations for the training sessions are Berlin (Germany), Lisbon (Portugal) and Athens (Greece). These training locations have been selected according to the requirements of the tender specifications in order to contribute to an equal geographical spread of BTSF activities across Europe.
The locations are highly accessible to international participants and have a wide range of appropriate facilities to choose from. We have implemented BTSF training programmes in all three venues and have an excellent knowledge of the best value locations and logistical suppliers. In addition, preference was given to locations that are attractive, secure and suitable for social activities of participants in their free time. Flexible and suitable flight connections to the proposed destinations have also been verified.
The project team has access to a huge pool of already established framework contracts for logistical services in EU Member States. Good contacts are already established to service providers in the selected cities and our Project Team is familiar with all selected locations through the organisation of previous BTSF workshops.

3.1 Lisbon
In Lisbon we have selected Novotel Lisbon for the for the accommodation, meals and training venue.
The hotel is located in the city of Lisbon, just 10 minutes’ walk from Lisbon’s historical city centre.
Totally renovated, it is ideal for business meetings, offering 10 spacious meeting rooms. The Novotel Lisbon hotel also has a swimming pool, fitness centre, restaurant, bar and garage.
All rooms are modern, spacious and equipped with: shower, WC, hairdryer, telephone, cable TV, mini bar, Wi-Fi connection.
The conference room selected is a first-class, fully air-conditioned event room, featuring modern conference technology, including projector, laptop (connected to Internet), flipchart, whiteboard, laser pointer and free WLAN for the participants.

3.2 Berlin

In Berlin we have selected NH Alexanderplatz Hotel

It is located in the city center and participants have easy access to all of the sights and attractions of Berlin. Alexanderplatz hosts Berlin’s famous television tower and the shopping of Alexa. And nearby, the beautiful urban oasis Volkspark Friedrichshain with green paths tempts joggers and sightseers.
The conference facilities at the NH Berlin Alexanderplatz provide a sophisticated space for this type of event. For refreshments, lunches and dinners, there is a very nice and airy restaurant with its elegant summer terrace. Rooms are modern and fully equipped.
The NH Berlin Alexanderplatz hotel has also a nice wellness area including a sauna and steam bath.


3.3 Athens
In Athens we have selected the Novotel Athens.
This 4 star hotel in the centre of Athens is close to Omonia Square, Larissis station and the National Museum.
All rooms are modern, spacious, with King bed, suite bath/shower, large ergonomic work area, 26" LCD TV with pay movies and internet access, broadband connection, hair dryer, minibar, tea/coffee. The conference facilities at the Novotel provide a professional daily-light space for this type of events (8 rooms, audio and video equipment, podium, syndicate rooms, overhead projector Air-conditioned meeting room, WIFI wireless internet access, high speed transmission line, etc etc).
Novotel has also a nice swimming-pool and a fitness centre.

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