The Third Steering Committee Meeting of the Twinning project for the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection

On December 14, 2017 at the premises of the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection the Second Steering Committee Meeting of the Twinning project “Approximation of Ukrainian legislation with the EU in the field of plant protection products and plant health and strengthening associated inspection and laboratory services” was conducted.

The Project is implemented in joint cooperation with the State Plant Protection Service of Latvia, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture of Germany, Julius Kühn-Institute (Germany), State Plant Service of Lithuania under the Ministry of Agriculture.

The overall objective of the Project is creation of legislative and managerial frameworks for the proper use of plant protection products and the improvement of (accompanying) relating inspections and laboratory systems in accordance with the requirements of the EU.

Head of the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection, BC Project Leader Volodymyr Lapa in his opening speech underlined that the active realization of the planned activities would help to implement effective instruments of government control over the use of plant protection products, which will be adapted to the norms and principles of the European Union.

Resident Twinning Advisor Raivis Grosbardis presented the third quarterly report of the Project and implemented measures for all components as well as identified plans for the next reporting period. In particular, it was noted that work is underway to develop an information campaign that will enable all stakeholders to get acquainted with the results of the implementation of the Twinning project.

Deputy Head of Phytosanitary Safety Administration – Head of Plant Protection Unit, BC Project Coordinator Viktor Stefkivskyy presented a brief report on the results of a study visit of representatives of the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection to Germany that was organised within the framework of the Twinning project.

Head of the Agricultural sector of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Christian Ben Hell, in his turn, outlined that due to the relevance of the Twinning project, it is necessary to combine communication efforts with the Reform Support Team at the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine in order to effectively implement the planned activities.

As a result of the meeting, the minutes of the Second Steering Committee Meeting and the third quarterly report of the Project were approved.

On behalf of the Center for Adaptation of the Civil Service to the Standards of the European Union the Head of the TAIEX Coordination Division of the Projects Management Unit Olena Rachynska attended the event.

 

For reference: 

according to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ukraine “On Approval of the Procedure for Initiation, Preparation and Implementation of the Twinning Projects” as of 11 October, 2016 No 700 the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service coordinates the implementation of the institution building instrument of the European Union Twinning in Ukraine. Furthermore, in accordance with relevant legal acts the National Agency of Ukraine on Civil Service is the coordinator of institution building instrument TAIEX implementation in Ukraine. In order to provide effective coordination of Twinning and TAIEX the Twinning Program Administration Office in Ukraine was established, its functions are performed by the Center for Adaptation of the Civil Service to the Standards of the European Union.

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