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Sectors: Agriculture - Fisheries, Co-op & Development, Economy - Finances, Health, Justice - Security, Public Management

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Agencies Chambers

Regions: European Union, Mediterranean countries

Category: Call for proposals

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Mediterranean countries: Israel

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Responsible: European Commission

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This call for proposals aims at improving the mechanisms for animal and public health protection from existing and emerging diseases, food-borne pathogens and residues

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
– To strengthen the capacities of the Kimron Veterinary Institute (KVI) in terms of legislation, enforcement and institutional building
– To empower the KVI to conduct a supervision of private accredited laboratories
– To empower the KVI to achieve rapid and effective surveillance and control of animal diseases
– To empower the KVI to provide  reliable evidence to certify animals and animal-origin products as safe, especially for human consumption, up to European Union (EU) and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) standards

Among financed actions

– Kick-off workshop
– Final closing conference
– Visibility actions
– Drafting of a plan for selection of test methods
– Drafting of an action plan for the reorganisation of the lab structure of the KVI, and for the revision of the KVI infrastructure
– Development of standard operating procedures for test methods
– Drafting of action plans on the active surveillance and monitoring of animal diseases and food safety
– Drafting of an action plan to advance the professional skills of laboratory personnel
– Supporting the KVI to prepare documentation for an additional KVI laboratory to become a regional OIE reference laboratory
–  Study visit to two MS on the structure of the veterinary services