Implemented activities under the EFSA Pre‐Accession programme 2015‐2017
European Union (EU) agencies (at the moment 12), including the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) are active contributors to the EU Instrument for the Pre‐accession Assistance (IPA) programmes through the European Commission (EC) Multi‐country programme entitled “Preparatory measures for the participation of IPA beneficiaries in EU agencies”. The programme is supporting EU agencies by allowing them to carry out preparatory measures with the IPA beneficiaries in view of their participation in these EU agencies upon membership or earlier. The support aims as well at knowledge transfer and capacity building in the area of expertise of the EU agencies. Through the EC grant agreements EFSA is working with the EU pre‐accession beneficiaries from 2006.
This report provides an overview of implementation of the project entitled “Preparatory measures for the participation of IPA beneficiaries in the European Food Safety Authority” and the execution of the budget.