Embryos Session 1

Gothenburg, Sweden



Embryos Session 2

Venice, Italy



Embryos Session 3

Lisbon, Portugal



Embryos Session 4

Venice, Italy



Embryos Session 5

Lisbon, Portugal



Embryos Session 6

Venice, Italy



Embryos Session 7

Lisbon, Portugal



Embryos Session 8

Gothenburg, Sweden



Embryos Session 9

Venice, Italy



Embryos Session 10

Lisbon, Portugal





Contract 2013 96 16 The project will cover relevant aspects applicable to controls to be carried out to verify compliance with legislation on production, collection, processing, storage and transportation of semen, ova and embryos. The training is addressed to official veterinarians from local veterinary services responsible for official supervision of semen collection and storage centres and of embryos collection and production teams, and to officials from central Competent Veterinary Authorities in charge of this field of regulation.

  • Total number of events 10: 3 in 2014; 6 in 2015 and 1 in 2016
  • Seminar duration: 4 full days organized as follow: half day+ 2 full days+ half day
  • Regional coverage: EU MS, CC, EFTA-EEA countries and some ENP and Mediterranean basin countries


To provide a common and more harmonized understanding between the different Members States concerning the controls on semen, ova and embryos, ensuring that a high level of animal health standard is achieved across the EU.

Furthermore, the training should increase the efficacy of veterinary services in protecting the EU territory against the occurrence of animal diseases through the trade in or imports into the EU of germinal products.

Support provided by the project

A total of 235 participants (205 from EU MS and CC; 10 from EFTA-EEA; 20 from selected Non-EU Countries)will benefit of full support, including:

  • Travel from the place of residence to the training venue and back
  • Health Insurance
  • Accommodation in the hotel where the training will be organized
  • Lunch, dinners and coffee breaks
  • Access to fully equipped meeting rooms
  • Transport to the establishments to be visited during the practical activities
  • Training material

Selection of participants

Participants will be:

  • official veterinarians from local veterinary services responsible for official supervision of semen collection/storage centres or embryos collection and production teams
  • officials from regional or national Competent Authorities in charge of drafting legislation in this field or organizing the control plans

In addition participants will be required to:

  • Be in a position to disseminate the knowledge acquired during the training within the national competent authority and/or to private sector operators.
  • Be fluent in English

Consortium Partners

AETS leader; Agrotec S.p.A. partner

Technical Partners

  • DGAV, General Directorate for Feedstuff and Veterinary Affairs, Portugal
  • Swedish Board of Agriculture
  • Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (IZSVe)

o Providing to the veterinary services and customs’ staff common understanding of the EU legislation on controls of import, trade-in and non-commercial movements of dogs and cats.

  • Protecting the EU territory against the occurrence of cases of imported rabies.

For reaching these objectives, the project envisages to:

ü Organise and implement 10 training sessions for veterinary services’ and custom staff working on issues related to movement of dogs and cats.

ü The training sessions will focus on the subject matters defined in the technical specifications of this tender, in different EU Member States, as per the indicative table given in the Executive Summary. These training sessions have to reach globally 310 participants who will be supported by the project. On average each training session will enlist 31 participants.

ü Ensure communication and dissemination of information regarding the EU legislation on movements of dogs and cats, this project and the BTSF programme, in order to ensure visibility to the project’s activities.

ü Ensure dissemination of the training material which could be used also for training courses at national level.

ü Ensure a high level of service throughout the project’s implementation, in compliance with BTSF requirements, in particular regarding the standards of accommodation and catering during the events.