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Pesticide Application Equipment - Session 2
From Tuesday 04 February 2020
To Friday 07 February 2020
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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 : 04 December 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 Porta Fira


Plaça d´Europa, 45
Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona)

The hotel is located in Hospitalet de Llobregat, 24 floors and 110 meters high. From its conception to its realization it has been one of the architectural icons of Barcelona. Has all the facilities that the congress and events needs: free wifi, big meeting rooms, restaurants and also, has a good connections to the center of Barcelona (by Metro in 10 min) and the distance from the airport to the hotel is only 15 min by car.

Barcelona is in the north-east of Spain. It is very well connected by land and air, and, being on the Mediterranean coast, also by sea. Barcelona is also one of the Spanish cities which Is closest to the main European capitals.
Barcelona's international airport is only 12 km from the city and receives direct flights from the main Spanish and European cities, as well as others around the world. It also has a highspeed
train linked with Madrid, the AVE, and is linked to other major cities in Spain as Valencia by speed trains as EUROMED


Location Barcelona, Spain