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

On March 23, 2018 at the premises of the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection the Fourth 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 congratulated the participants as well as underlined that the effective implementation of planned events will improve state control instruments over the use of plant protection products in Ukraine.

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

Resident Twinning Advisor Raivis Grosbardis presented the fourth quarterly report of the Project and implemented measures for all components as well as identified plans for the next reporting period. During the reporting period, 8 expert missions have been executed, one study visit and one internship for specialists of State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection were carried out. An information campaign was also prepared to cover the risks and dangers associated with the use of fake plant protection products.

As a result of the meeting, the minutes of the Third Steering Committee Meeting and the fourth 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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