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1 1 Solutions and tools to improve veterinary legislation The Donors perspective European Commission

2 2 Content General approach to technical cooperation within the European Commission A snapshot of existing and future programmes in the area of animal health Examples of programmes in Africa, America, Asia Specific cooperation programmes in European Neighbourhood Countries and Candidate Countries Better training for safer food animal health activities Challenges

3 3 Programming phase Country Strategy Papers agreed with the Partner Country, as well as overall analysis of country context and country needs Selection of response strategy with priority sectors with indicative amounts, e.g.: Human and Social Development 35% Governance and Human Rights 25% Economic and Trade Development 20% Other 20% Under Economic Trade Development, possible projects to support SPS

4 4 The ECs financing decision Annual Action Plan (AAP) All projects financed under a country, regional or thematic programme during the same year To be approved by the Commission = decision for all the actions of the AAP The result of the financing decision is then the conclusion of a Financing Agreement (programme/project) What a donor expects is that the investment will be useful in the long run: sustainability. This implies a legislative and regulatory framework.

5 5 Snapshot of existing and future European Commission Assistance programmes in the veterinary area: An overview – The place of legislation In ACP countries, especially Africa In Asia In South America (Chile) In European Neighbourhood Countries In Candidate Countries

6 6 Overview SPS support by region

7 7 SPINAP Support to Avian and Human Influenza Pandemic Preparedness and Response in ACP countries To contribute to the reduction of the impact of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) by assisting in the preparation against and control of HPAI in animals, as well as preparing for a possible human influenza pandemic Will improve monitoring, prevention and control of HPAI and other zoonoses: efficient field action is a consequence of good legislation Will increase human influenza pandemic preparedness: intersectoral cooperation is to be included in regulations Budget 30M, for ACP – African (Sub-Saharan) countries

8 8 EDES Strengthening Food Safety Systems through SPS measures all-ACP programme, 30 M, started March 2010 covers all SPS aspects (human, animal and plant health, feed), to improve contribution of food and feed trade to poverty reduction aims at strengthening food safety systems, in particular for export products, focus more on public sector, in partnership with the private sector systems and measures are the result of the implementation of a balanced and exhaustive legislation

9 9 VACNADA Vaccines for the Control of Neglected Animal Diseases in Africa Under the EU 1 billion Food Facility: rapid response to alleviate the consequences of the volatile food prices amongst vulnerable rural African communities by improving the health of livestock For selected countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, budget 20M To provide vaccines and improve vaccine production and distribution to reduce impact of : ND, CCPP, PPR and CBPP Cannot achieve all its objectives if not linked with an adapted legislation on vet medicines and on disease control – prophylaxis, based on the international standards (OIE Code and Manual)

10 10 To promote Veterinary Governance in Africa 30 M°, sub-Saharan African intervention to minimise socio- economic impact of infectious diseases Improve contribution of livestock to food security and safety, economic growth and poverty reduction in Africa Improve the institutional environment at national and regional level to provide effective and efficient animal health services in Africa: how to achieve that without legislation? will secure access to efficient existing tools and mechanisms (such as PVS, vaccine banks, CMC, etc…) OIE is partner therein and will carry out PVS pathway, also AU-IBAR and FAO AFRICA VETERINARY GOVERNANCE

11 11 ASIA/ HPED Regional cooperation programme on highly pathogenic and emerging and re-emerging diseases (HPED) To minimize the socio-economic impacts of HPED by strengthening the capacity of regional institutions in Asia Will improve public health and veterinary public health competencies: check the legislation and organisation Will strengthen the institutional capacities of ASEAN and of SAARC and their secretariats to control HPED and improve epidemic and pandemic preparedness 20 M In collaboration with OIE/FAO/WHO

12 12 EU-Chile SPS Agreement and Animal Welfare: a legislative success story AW in the EU-Chile SPS Agreement Favourable conditions to promote Establishment of an AW Unit in SAG Appointment of the OIE Collaborating Centre on AW Development of 4 implementing AW Regulations (Animal Protection Law N°20.380) Scientific networking and expertise on AW Improved livestock conditions

13 13 1) Bilateral programmes Support the Implementation of the Association Agreements Twinning projects: most projects are aimed at strengthening institutional capacity for food safety, animal and plant health surveillance. Expert mission programs and workshops All are based on the existing and projected legislation, adapting it to the local and international needs European Neighbourhood Policy

14 14 2)Regional programmes: Quality (CA and testing) and Markets (regulatory framework), Training to Public Administrations 3)Eradication programmes: Veterinary Fund (DG SANCO), e.g. Rabies 4)Collaboration with International Organisations (OIE, FAO,…): Conferences on animal health, Networking in the EU-MED and Black Sea region, OIE/FAO GF-TADs Steering Committee for Europe + links with other regions, EU-FMD… All include legislation or implementation of a legislation European Neighbourhood Policy

15 15 The role of the Directorate General Health and Consumers (DG SANCO) of the EC is to help channel into and address specific needs, especially veterinary public health needs, in existing programmes or design specific programmes, with a strong coordination with the DG of the External Relations family (Relex, Development, Europaid, Trade) Design an ad hoc flexible instrument Better training for safer food programme DG Health and Consumers

16 16 Targeted training on EU import conditions and EU SPS standards Mainly intended for EU Member States, but also for Third Countries Workshops with focus on theory and practice, case studies, simulation exercises (both in Brussels as well as in TC) hands-on training on specific subjects (specific topics, laboratory training both in EU MS as in TC) ad hoc trainings in TC > flexible, targeted, demand-driven, tailor-made Achievements: Better training for safer food (BTSF)

17 17 Apart from regional workshops and ad hoc trainings also cooperation with OIE: Evaluation of Performance of VS + follow-up Improvement of national / regional legal framework Laboratory capacity (twinning) Training of CVOs / National Focal Points Future Achievements: BTSF Africa

18 18 Challenges Coordination within the EU Coordination with other donors Common international strategy and approach, possible standard / reference

19 19 Further Information:

20 20 Thank you for your attention!

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