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Movements of Dogs and Cats - Session 11
From Tuesday 05 November 2019 -  08:00
To Friday 08 November 2019 - 17:00
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This 11th session will take place in Athens (Greece).

The 3-days training will include a mix of theoretical and practical sessions. A study visits to Border Inspection Post of Athens International Airport will also be organised in order to give to the participants practical examples of official checks on non-commercial movements of dogs and cats.



This project intends to cover the controls on import, trade-in and non-commercial movements of dogs and cats from non-EU Countries and within EU.

The training content will cover: the role of the EU-approved rabies serology laboratories, EU legislation and controls on trade-in and pet movements within the EU, EU legislation on import and on non-commercial movements of dogs and cats from non-EU Countries, the controls at Border Inspection Posts and at Traveller Points of Entry, best practices in communication and cooperation between competent authorities and other stakeholders, best practices in detecting the illegal movements.

The current legislation (EU576/2013) for non-commercial movements of pet animals will continue until 21st April 2026 when it will be incorporated into EU Regulation 2016/429, the ‘Animal Health Law’. Directive 91/496 on veterinary checks from third countries and Directive 92/65 on the health requirements governing trade in and imports will be repealed by EU 2017/625 the Official Controls Regulation. This will be mentioned so that delegates are aware of the impending changes.


Selection procedure:

The selection criteria for participants are:

  • Be officers from competent authorities designated to have competencies in the design and implementation of the controls on Movements of dogs (import, trade-in or non-commercial movements). Therefore, Veterinarians working at Border Inspection Posts, at central level and local level are eligible. In addition, customs’ staff responsible of the controls at the Traveller Points of Entry is also invited.
  • Be in a position to disseminate the knowledge acquired during the training within the national competent authority and/or to private sector operators
  • Own proficiency in the language of the training.


Deadline for registration : 13th September 2019


Training center & accommodation :

Participants will be accommodated at the Divani Palace Acropolis Hotel 5*

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The Divani Palace enjoys a priceless location right by the world-famous Acropolis, the perfect place to savour Athens fascinating history.

Elegant rooms and suites, an outdoor pool with bar, and delicious dining including our summer Roof Garden restaurant with enchanting views of the ancient heritage are part of the assets of this hotel. WiFi Internet is available complimentary in all rooms.

Location Athens, Greece