EU contribution: 2 000 000
Co-financing: 129 350
IPA budget line: IPA 2011
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management Republic of Serbia – Veterinary Directorate
- Staff of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management Republic of Serbia – Veterinary Director
Summary of the project
The Republic of Serbia has already started transposition and implementation of Acquis of the in the areas of Animal Health, Animal Welfare and Food Safety.
Institutional capacities of Serbian Veterinary Services shall be improved in order to comply with official control procedures in the areas of Food Safety and Animal Welfare.
Food safety requirements across the food and feed chains as well as animal welfare requirements on animal keeping and use, transportation and slaughter shall be in compliance with EU requirements in order tomeet customers’ expectations on food safety.
Inspection procedures, knowledge and professional expertise of inspectors of the Veterinary Services involved in official control in the areas of Food Safety and Animal Welfare shall meet EU standards.
Public awareness on food and feed safety and animal welfare is very important throughout whole food supply chain.
This project is funded by the EU with EUR 2.0 million and will be implemented for 30 months until September 2014. The principal objective of this twinning project is to provide assistance to the Veterinary Directorate of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management to strengthen their capacity to enforce and oversee implementation of the Serbian Food Safety Law and Animal Welfare Law. The project will focus on following:
A number of strategic reports and action plans
More details on project
To our knowledge, smaler scale projects focusing primarely on training have been provided by some of the bilateral donors such is USDA.