The EU facilitates the continued strengthening of its single market. The objectives of the EU single market are to protect and empower EU citizens, to ease doing business, to create jobs and stimulate growth.
To contribute to these objectives, in 2021 the EU adopted the Regulation (EU) 2021/690. This new SMP brings together the Union actions in the fields of competitiveness of enterprises, especially SMEs, consumer protection, customers and end-users in financial services, policymaking in financial services and in the plant, animal, food and feed areas.
From 2021 to 2027, with a budget of €1.68 billion, the SMP Food strand contributes to the following:
- Prevention, control and eradication of certain animal diseases and plant pests;
- Fight against antimicrobial resistance;
- Improving animal welfare across the EU;
- Prevention of food waste and combatting fraud;
- Sustainable and resilient production of food;
- Effectiveness and reliability of official controls along the food chain;
- EU 'Farm to Fork' targets.
HaDEA coordinates and manages the delivery of the programme actions as defined in the Annual Work Programmes for SMP – Food.
Reducing the negative impact of animal diseases on health and food safety
Reducing the negative impact of plant diseases on agriculture and forestry
Contributing to assessing trends in antimicrobial resistance & making the EU a best practice region
High-quality & reliable results of controls along the agri-food chain
Contributing to the actions of the EU Farm to Fork Strategy
Training of official control staff for safer food in the EU and beyond
Celebrating World Antimicrobial Awareness Week: HaDEA’s projects and initiatives contributing to the fight against antimicrobial resistance
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is linked to the excessive and inappropriate use of antimicrobials in animal and human healthcare and accounts for an estimated 33 000 human deaths in the EU/EEA every year.
World Food Day2023: HaDEA’s action contributing to ‘One Health’ under the Single Market Programme Food strand
Every year on 16 October, World Food Day reminds us of the importance of having access to food that is safe, plentiful, nutritious and of high quality.
Call for tender to organise training in non-EU countries under the Better Training for Safer Food initiative
HaDEA has published the call for tenders HADEA/2023/OP/0031 – “Training activities in non-EU countries to improve and strengthen the Sanitary and Phytosanitary framework to allow better production, processing and trade of safe food, healthy animals and plants under the BTSF initiative”.
Prior information notice to organise training in non-EU countries under the Better Training for Safer Food initiative
HaDEA has published a Prior Information Notice (PIN) for a call for tenders to be funded under the Better Training for Safer Food initiative (BTSF) of the European Union.