Pre-Accession training on Nutrition risk assessment

12. November 2013

This training was organised within the EFSA Pre-Accession Programme 2011/2014 for the Candidate and Potential Candidate countries3 financed by the European Commission under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) Component.

The overall objective of the EFSA Pre-Accession Programme 2011/2014 is to promote the understanding of EFSA’s work, share expertise and create information exchange mechanisms in order to ensure that the national authorities of the beneficiary countries can participate effectively in the activities of EFSA both prior and after the accession to the EU. Participation in this Programme will further enable the beneficiaries to familiarise themselves with the EU policies and working methods particularly focusing on “from field to plate” integrated approach to food safety. In particular the Programme intends to build on risk assessment capacity in the Pre-Accession countries. This training was the third of five specific risk assessment trainings planned to be organised during this Programme.

The overall objective of the training was to transfer knowledge and skills on risk assessment in nutrition to the experts from the Pre-Accession countries. The training tutors were from the Danish Technical University together with 2 scientists from EFSA.