Aims

Through this project, control bodies and control authorities in Europe shall be supported to mobilize their resources in a concerted way to optimize consumer protection and fair competition on the emerging green market for products from organic farming.

This will be achieved through additional qualification and training of their organic inspectors, using most recent project results and taking into account the flexibility required under the different geographical and socioeconomic conditions of the EU member states.

First step of the project is to define in detail the additional necessary learning contents for organic inspectors. A tailor-made professional development (CPD) train-the-trainer concept shall be developed with the defined learning contents. The CPD-courses will be implemented as trial runs, the original concept will be adjusted to the results of the trial runs and then rolled out, supported by a comprehensive dissemination and exploitation concept.

The project shall be implemented by the European partners of the Quavera consortium (www.quavera.org), an alliance of product certification bodies accredited according to EN 45011, an international quality management standard and with a wide and long-standing network in the organic sector. This standard requires tailor made training concepts for inspectors.

Work Packages

The project is structured into seven work packages:

WP 1: Project management

WP 2: Detailed analysis of the learning contents and methodologies required for organic inspectors with regards to risk orientated inspection and fraud prevention. An exhaustive description and SWOT-Analysis of existing trainings in Germany, Italy, Austria and Poland shall be carried out.

WP 3: Description and analysis of training concepts in privat food and feed- certification-systems and in public food and feed control in Austria, Germany, Italy and Poland.

WP 4: Development of a tailor-made CPD-train-the-trainer-concept for organic inspectors.

WP 5: Test of the trial version of the train-the-trainer course in Austria, Germany, Italy and Poland.

WP 6: Dissemination and exploitation of the project results.

WP 7: Quality management and evaluation of the project.

Project partners

The project shall be implemented by the European partners of the Quavera consortium:


AGRIZERT GmbH / Germany www.agrizert.de

Contact is Dr. Stefanie Bruckner.

She is responsible for the implementation of WP 3.

Stefanie Bruckner


AGRO BIO TEST Sp. z o.o. / Poland www.agrobiotest.pl

Contact is Urszula Soltysiak.

She is responsible for the implementation of WP 7.

Urszula Soltysiak


Kontrollservice BIKO Tirol / Austria www.biko.at

Contact is Josef Gitterle.

He is responsible for the implementation of WP 5 in Austria.

Josef Gitterle


CCPB Srl / Italy www.ccpb.it

Contact is Roberto Maresca.

He is responsible for the implementation of WP 2.

Roberto Maresca


SLK GesmbH / Austria www.slk.at

Contact is Hubert Schilchegger.

He is responsible for the implementation of WP 4.

Hubert Schilchegger


GfRS mbH / Germany www.gfrs.de

Contact is Ulfila Bartels.

She coordinates the project.

Ulfila Bartels

Workpackages

IRM-organic workplan
Below you can find a general overview of the workpackages of the project:

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IRM-organic workplan