A new regulation on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain becomes applicable on 27 March 2021.
The regulation aims to increase the transparency of risk assessment in the food chain, to strengthen the reliability, objectivity and independence of the studies submitted to EFSA, and reinforce the governance of EFSA to ensure its long-term sustainability.
To help stakeholders better understand and prepare for the new arrangements, we will be producing a range of supporting materials such as animated tutorials and holding a series of training sessions.
All the materials as well as the calendar of activities will be available on this dedicated page, which will be updated over the coming weeks.
As a first step, we held an information session on 19 November to give an overview of the processes and administrative requirements introduced by the new regulation. The first training sessions will follow in January 2021.
The Transparency Regulation will introduce new processes and tools affecting - in particular - stakeholders and business operators involved in the assessment of applications.
To ensure a smooth transition and promote the understanding of the new tools and processes that will be implemented after the entry into application of the Transparency Regulation on 27 March 2021, EFSA and the European Commission are developing a series of webinars and video tutorials on the following topics:
- Guidance Documents update
- Account Registration and Ask A Question
- Notification of studies, pre-submission advice and application renewal
- Submission of applications in IUCLID (pesticides)
- Submission of applications in FSCAP (all domains but pesticides)
Interested parties can express their interest to enrol to the modules of our training programme and submit questions using the form below.
Registrants will be notified about the exact session dates in due course. All sessions will be announced on the EFSA website upon the opening of public registrations.
The number of participants is limited, but the webinars will be recorded and made available for later consultation.