Visit of the EFSA Executive Director to the Czech Republic

6 September 2017

Visit of the EFSA ED to the Czech Republic

Date: 12. 9. 2017

PROGRAMME

Meeting venue: Building of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic,
Tesnov 65/17, Prague 1

Session 1: Participation in the Food Safety Coordination Unit meeting
10:00 – 12:00 Meeting room: 101 (simultaneous interpretation)Opening of the meeting
Ms. Viera Sediva, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Chairwoman of FSCU
Working together to ensure food safety Mr. Bernhard Url, Executive Director, EFSA
Food Safety System in the Czech Republic Ms. Jitka Gotzova, Director of the Food Safety Dept., Ministry of Agriculture
View to food safety by Ministry of Health Ms. Eva Gottvaldova, Deputy Minister of Health, Chief Sanitary Officer
Communication and cooperation go hand-in-hand Ms. Barbara Gallani, Head of Communications and Scientific Cooperation Department, EFSA Stakeholder´s view
Mr. Miroslav Koberna, Director for Programming and Strategy, Federation of Food and Drink Industries of the Czech Republic

Discussion (all)
Closing of the meeting
Ms. Viera Sediva, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Chairwoman of FSCU

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break
Session 2: Meeting with the Minister of Agriculture
13:00 – 14:35 Meeting room: Mr. Minister´s meeting room13:00 – 14:00 Open discussion with interpretation (consecutive) Indicative food safety topics for discussion and cooperation: African Swine Fever, opium alkaloids in poppy seeds, AMR etc.

14:05 – 14:35 Press conference
(Mr. Minister´s meeting room)

14:35 – 15:00 Coffee break
Session 3: Meeting with CZ Art. 36 and Scientific networks representatives
15:00 – 17:15 Meeting room: 101 (simultaneous interpretation)Opening of the meeting
Ms. Jitka Gotzova, AF member
Europe is what we make of it: Working together to ensure Food Safety (EFSA) Bernhard Url, Executive Director, EFSA
Overview of CZ Cooperation with EFSA Mr. Petr Benes,
EFSA Focal Point of the Czech Republic Scientific Cooperation: sharing expertise and funding opportunities Sérgio Potier Rodeia, AFSCO Unit, EFSA
Cooperation with EFSA – lessons learned Mr. Jiri Ruprich, National Institute of Public Health (former EFSA MB member, CONTAM Panel member)
EFSA’s activities on animal and plant health Ms. Svetla Kozelska, ALPHA Unit, EFSA Presentation of Project proposal for joint project Ms. Jitka Gotzova, AF member

Discussion (all)
Closing of the meeting
Ms. Jitka Gotzova, AF member

18:30 – 20:00 Dinner hosted by Mr. Minister
Venue: French Restaurant, Municipal House

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