Work Package 5 - Concerted training actions, including an exchange programme
Work Package Leader: Federal Public Services Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment, Belgium
Work Package Coordinator: vores bureau, Denmark
Being an inspector within eco-design and energy labelling is a big task. Many (>50) regulations apply covering many very different product types, some of which are very complex. Therefore, continuous training of inspectors is necessary.
As EU regulations apply equally in all Member States with the consequence that market actors should be treated the same regardless of which MS conducts a market surveillance inspection. Exchange and cooperation between MSAs is thus essential to ensure that this becomes reality.
To provide tailor-made training where needed to support the building of capacities within Market Surveillance Authorities of eco-design and energy labelling regulations.
A second objective is to create added-value by providing opportunities for Member States authorities to learn from each other, both within EU Member States, with countries outside the jurisdiction of the EU and associated countries currently working towards becoming members of the EU. Furthermore, there is an added-value in creating new ways for Member States to participate in training modules.
- Setting the focus of the action for providing training;
- Creating an overview overview of existing tools and guidelines;
- Elaborate and execute an exchange programme;
- Develop further good practices;
- Sharing results of market surveillance with jurisdictions outside EU;
- Support and exchange of experience with EU associated countries;
- Develop a concept for online training and live streaming of one training module.
23 Market Surveillance Authorities and 3 other organisations from the following 20 countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Turkey.