EFSA and FSAI
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland represents Ireland on food safety issues in Europe. The Authority has regular contact with the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
The FSAI consults on and assists in the development of well founded and effective European food law, taking into account the principles of better regulation.
European and national level activities are co-ordinated by EFSA by means of close co-operation through EFSA’s Advisory Forum, National Focal Point and Scientific Committees, Panels and Networks. This structure allows Member States and EFSA to work together to exchange scientific information and data, co-ordinate work programmes, pool resources and co-operate on joint projects.
EFSA regularly awards grants or subsidies for projects and activities that contribute to EFSA’s mission in the areas of data collection, preparatory work for scientific opinions, other scientific and technical assistance.
2021 EFSA Scientific Cooperation plan: calls for tenders (procurement) and calls for proposals (grants) with the indicative title, budget and timing for launch are advertised on the EFSA website. Please note, this information is indicative and does not constitute an obligation on EFSA to launch any given procedure.
Call for proposals "Entrusting support tasks in the area of Plant health – Data management for spatially explicit environmental data and climate suitability analysis of plant pests and diseases" | DL 30/06/2021
This call for proposals aims to identify organisations, to which can be entrusted the specific tasks as detailed under the following three lots of the call, upon concluding Framework Partnership Agreements (FPA) for duration up to 5 years:
• Lot 1: Spatial explicit environmental data selection, collection, management and analysis
• Lot 2: Climate suitability and potential establishment analyses of plant pests and diseases using the CLIMEX software package
• Lot 3: Climate suitability and potential establishment analyses of plant pest and diseases using Species Distribution Models (SDM).
EFSA Call for proposals (grant) - Identifying organisations that can be entrusted by EFSA to improve methods for collection, management and analysis of scientific data from Member State competent authorities reported to EFSA
This call for proposals aims to identify organisations, to which can be entrusted the tasks as detailed under the following three lots of the call, upon concluding Framework Partnership Agreements (FPA) for duration up to 4 years:
• Lot 1: Improved methods for chemical monitoring and organisms monitoring data collection and reporting
• Lot 2: Improved data transfer and performance of data validation of large files in reporting of chemical and organisms monitoring data
• Lot 3: Harmonised food consumption and food composition data collection.
Deadline for submission of proposals is 25 June 2021
We are pleased to share with you the draft EFSA 2027 strategy, now out for public consultation. It sets out how EFSA intends to respond to the changing operating environment and it captures the implementation actions for the Transparency Regulation as well as new measures in line with the EU policy developments. Interested parties can submit written comments by 09 May 2021
Public Consultation - Protection of Animals during Transport | Closure: 10.06.2021
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Last reviewed: 6/5/2021