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Zoos Directive: Training application

In the course of the EU project “Supporting better implementation of the Zoos Directive” that VetEffecT is implementing with Milieu in 2019-2022,  three activities are included: 3 annual stakeholder meetings will be organised in Brussels, 4 pilot trainings will be organised for addressed to Member States' competent authorities and zoo operators, and Member States’ competent authorities will be supported to apply for peer-to-peer mechanisms to spread best practice and transfer of know-how on zoo licensing and inspection.

Training dates
The 4 trainings are planned for 2020-2022. The first training is planned for 2 - 5  November 2020 to take place in Wroclaw (PL) at Wroclaw Zoo. Subsequent trainings are planned for April 2021 (Valencia, IT); Sep 2021 in Brasov (BG) and Nov 2022 in Genoa (IT) or Dublin Zoo. Locations and dates are provisional and may change.  

2-5 November 2020 in Wroclaw (PL) at Wroclaw Zoo. Advised arrival is Nov 1, Sunday evening, departure Thursday afternoon or evening, Nov 5. Member States' competent authorities and zoo operators will be invited for participation.

The training will comply with national social distancing and sanitary rules. Depending on possible travel restrictions or quarantine requirements, we keep the option of running the training on-line instead of an onsite training. This would be organised as a training package of e-learning modules (webinars, video’s etc)  with 1-2 sessions per week, starting in November.

Training content
The trainings will last 3,5 days and will be targeted at 20-30 participants mostly from inspection authorities, as well as zoo managers. The topics will be most important issues to facilitate proper implementation of the Zoos Directive such as inspection procedures and forms, inspection guidelines,  procedures for closure of non-compliant zoos, evaluation of zoos' conservation and education performance and conservation projects, and assessment of the conditions under which the different animal species in a zoo are kept. Trainings will be a mix of lectures, interactive session as well as field exercises in zoos. Participants will share good practice and be able to learn from each other.
The trainings are an initiative of the European Commission DG ENV. This webpage has been produced under the contract “Supporting better implementation of the Zoos Directive” (Contract no. 07.0202/2019/805151/SER/ENV.D.3). The content of this page is the sole responsibility of VetEffecT Consultancy & Recruiting BV and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the Commission or any other body of the European Union. The European Commission or any other body of the European Union will not be responsible under any circumstances for the contents of communication items prepared by the contractors.
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