Official title of the project

Harmonisation of national legislation with EU legislation for placing on the market and control of Plant Protection Products and implementation of new legal provisions

Sectors

Project information

Region / City
Cities
Serbia
Total budget of programme / project

1296821

Implementation period
2010. Oct - 2013. Apr
Expected results
  • BC institutional structures for development and implementation of the PPP legislation and the Sustainable Use Directive aligned with the requirements of the EU Acquis and EU MSs best practices and relevant BC staff trained accordingly.
  • Primary and secondary legislation regulating the PPP drafted and ready for adoption;
  • BC trained and capable to evaluate all areas of the risk assessment for all types of PPP authorisations to the standards required under the Acquis.
  • Other stakeholders (such as institutes and laboratories) trained and their capacities built for carrying out their functions in relation to the implementation of PPP legislation and regulations
  • Effective communication links amongst all relevant institutions and externally with stakeholders established and target audience informed about changes to the PPP procedures and their impact.
Beneficiary

Plant Protection Directorate - Ministry of Agriculture, Trade, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Serbia

Partners

The Chemicals Regulation Directorate of the Health and Safety Executive, York, United Kingdom

Summary of the project

The project is funded by the European Union (IPA 2008 funds) and is managed by the Delegation of the European Union to Serbia. The project focuses on the plant protection products entirely: legislation, authorisation, use and control. The objective of the project is to improve the protection of the environment, public and plant health through alignment of legislation and administrative structures in the field of plant protection products (PPPs) with the EU Acquis communautaire. The project is implemented by the Chemicals Regulation Directorate of the Health and Safety Executive, York, United Kingdom. It uses the expertise of the United Kingdom (UK) and short term experts from Slovenia and Czech Republic, working with the beneficiary organisation, to ensure the development of important public services in line with EU standards. By updating PPP evaluation standards and the necessary institutional infrastructure the project will contribute to the process of preparation of the Republic of Serbia for accession to the European Union. http://mapa.euinfo.rs/files/minpolj_lieflets.zip

Programme/Project objectives

The overall objective of the project is to improve the protection of the environment, public and plant health through alignment of legislation and administrative structures in the field of plant protection products (PPPs) with the EU Acquis communautaire.

Specific objectives

  • Assessment of the systems and procedures recommended to be in place in Serbia performed in the aim to ensure that all systems and procedures are compatible with the relevant EU systems for PPP regulation.
  • Provide assistance to the BC ensuring that legislation complies with the requirements of the new EU Directive and that Ministry experts have an understanding of the resulting legal issues related to implementing of this new Directive in Serbia.
  • Specialist training to provide understanding of the principles of data evaluation of active substances and PPPs in various technical areas.
  • Assist with the development of selection criteria for choosing relevant institutes to be officially recognized authorising bodies in the performance of the evaluation of data and risk assessment for authorisation of PPPs.
  • Review the existing information systems in the Ministry and institutes and advise on the development of websites, data bases and electronic management systems to ensure effective communication.