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Pesticide Application Equipment - Session 1
From Tuesday 26 November 2019
To Friday 29 November 2019
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Description :

The main objective is training the staff of competent authorities and other stakeholders in order to keep them updated with the aspects of EU law in the area of inspection and calibration of pesticide application equipment (PAE), being able to achieve a harmonized, objective and adequate process in all Member States (MS). Additionaly it is intended to spread this activity among other countries outside EU, as relevant food suppliers to the EU.

Objectives :

Specific Objectives:

  • Increase knowledge and awareness of EU regulations concerning inspection and calibration of pesticides application equipment (Sustainable Use Directive, Machine Directive, ISO standards for inspection of PAEs, ISO standards for new sprayer’s requirements, etc.)
  • Ensure a complete and better understanding on the field of inspections and calibrations of PAEs
  • Provide main guidelines and clear procedures on important aspects of calibration and maintenance of PAEs.
  • Promote uniformity and harmonization of inspection procedures along MS of UE and networking among participants
  • Demonstrate the benefits (technical, economic and environmental) of the inspection procedure together with a proper calibration method
  • Ensure a harmonized, practical and suitable training process for staff in charge of the organization of inspector’s training activities in Europe.
  • Keep participants updated with the latest developments in the spray application technologies.
  • Sharing country’s experiences and knowledge


Dateline for registration : 26 Sept. 2019


Selection procedure :

The criteria to attend the training session should be the following:

  • Relevance to daily work: Staff of Competent Authority of the MS involved in official control activities and field inspectors of PAE. Delegates from candidate members and EFTA/EEA countries can also been included.
  • Sufficient level of language: participants should master the official language of the training sessions (English).
  • Ability to share their experience: priority will be given to participants whom the position will allow to share with colleagues the outputs of the training.


Training center & accommodation :

The participants will be accommodated at the Hotel Crowne Plaza Montpellier.

Hotel Crowne Plaza Montpellier - Corum ****
190 Rue d'Argencourt, 34000 Montpellier, France

Crowne Plaza Montpellier – Corum hotel, is opposite Le Corum Palais des Congrès, The Historic city centre is a 10-minute walk away. The hotel is 15 minutes' walk from Gare de Montpellier Saint-Roch TGV Train Station, and Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport (MPL) can be reached in under 20 minutes by car.

Montpellier is a city in southern France. It is the capital of the Hérault department. Montpellier is the 8th largest city of France, and is also the fastest growing city in the country over the past 25 years.
Nearly one third of the population are students from three universities and from three higher education institutions that are outside the university framework in the city. Located on the south coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, it is the third-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille and Nice.

Location Montpellier, France