Twinning

AGES is a Mandated Body under EU Twinning rules and, in the past, has led four Twinning projects as well as participated in several other projects either as a project partner or with its experts.

Twinning projects led by AGES

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA 09 IB AG 01 TWL): Strengthening of the capacities of the phytosanitary services in BiH. 1.4 Sector
  • Bulgaria (BG/2007/IB/AG/06/UE/TWL): Building-up administrative capacity of the Executive Agency for Variety Testing, Field Inspection and Seed Control for GMO control of seed and propagating material moving on the EU and the International market
  • Czech Republic (CZ/06/IB/AG/08-TL): Improved Implementation of Acquis in the Area of Food Safety Surveillance
  • Slovak Republic (SK06/IB/HE/01/TL): Improving analyses and risk assessments regarding residue pesticides

AGES as a junior partner or member of the consortium

  • Turkey (TR 07 IB EN 01): Capacity strengthening and support of implementation of Nitrates Directive in Turkey (in cooperation with UBA – Environment Agency Austria)
  • Serbia (SR 06 IB JH 01): Implementation of Integrated Border Management in Serbia (in cooperation with AEI – Agency for European Integration and Economic Development) 
  • Latvia (LV/2006/IB/AG-02TL): Strengthening of the capacity of the Competent Authorities on the application of food hygiene requirements in the specific sectors of food chain (in cooperation with AMA – Agrarmarkt Austria)
  • Czech Republic (CZ/05/IB/AG/01-TL): The optimisation of CISTA control activities in the field of feeding stuffs safety in the frame of Reg. (EC) 882/2004 implementation
  • Bulgaria (AGR 24012) – TAIEX (2007): Workshop on phytosanitary inspections at import and transit
  • Lithuania (LT/2005/IB/AG01): Administration of Import/Export, Market Information System, effective use of Farm Accountancy Data Network and Organic Agriculture (in cooperation with AMA – Agrarmarkt Austria)
  • Slovenia (SI/2005/IB/AG/04): Risk assessment methodology and Risk assessment in the food chain regarding microorganisms (in cooperation with AMA – Agrarmarkt Austria)
  • Bulgaria (BG/2004/IB/EC/01): Strengthening of the system for health control on trade with chemical substances, preparations and products and strengthening the capacity for control on the novel foods and novel food ingredients, and for control on the irradiated foods and food ingredients (in cooperation with UBA – Environment Agency Austria)
  • Cyprus (CY/2003/IB/EN/01/TL): Developing of capabilities for integrated risk assessment of chemicals at State General Laboratory (SGL)* (in cooperation with UBA – Environment Agency Austria)
  • Slovakia (SK/03/IB/EN/02): Biosafety Monitoring System (in cooperation with UBA – Environment Agency Austria)
  • Regional Countries (West Balkan): EU-CARDS Regional Programme  "Support to and Coordination of Integrated Border Management Strategies" 
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