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Stakeholder relations and relations with institutional partners

Stakeholder Relations and Relations with Institutional partners

Christine Majewski

Head of External Relations and the Management Board

Committed to the safety of Europe’s food

Bratislava, 28 June 2007


Stakeholder relations and relations with institutional partners1

Stakeholder Relations and relations with institutional partners

  • Institutional

  • Civil society


Stakeholder relations and relations with institutional partners2

Stakeholder Relations and relations with institutional partners

  • Institutional Partners

    • European Parliament, Council (Member States), Presidency, European Commission, ECOSOC, risk managers eg CVOs

  • Stakeholders - Civil society

    • Representatives of the food and feed chain

    • Environmental NGOs,

    • Animal welfare organisations


Stakeholder relations and relations with institutional partners3

Stakeholder Relations and relations with institutional partners

  • Institutional

  • Civil society


Institutional partners

Institutional partners

Role within the EU system

EFSA part of the overall system of food and feed law in the EU

Provides the scientific basis for legislation in these areas

Integral part and accountable within the system

Role - to provide risk managers with scientific excellent advice

Work closely with risk managers to deliver this advice while maintaining our independence

Responsive and timely

Emerging risks


Stakeholder relations and relations with institutional partners

EFSA’s Relationships

Member States - National Agencies

  • Part of our Networks

  • Scientific Cooperation and networking

  • Members of the Advisory Forum

  • MSs may ask EFSA to look at scientific questions

  • Try and resolve scientific differences of opinion

  • Linked by Videoconferencing

  • Linked by IT Extranet


Stakeholder relations and relations with institutional partners

EFSA’sRelationships

Other Institutional activities

Member States

  • Council

  • e.g Working groups on pesticides, COREPER

  • Presidency

  • Risk manager group’s

    • e.g. CVOs, CPHO


Stakeholder relations and relations with institutional partners

EFSA’s Relationships

European Parliament

  • Strong presence in the EP

  • ENVI, CoBu, CoCoBu, AGRI

  • To inform EP about our scientific findings

  • Advice on legislation which may have an

  • impact on EFSA

  • EP has asked us some scientific questions

  • Major say in EFSA’s budget


Stakeholder relations and relations with institutional partners

EFSA’s Relationships

European Commission

  • Independent but our main ‘customer’

  • Provision of scientific opinions to the Commission

  • to enable it to develop risk management measures

  • Director General on MB of EFSA

  • Close liaison:

    • - exchanges of staff,

    • - regular meetings to review priorities

  • Work together in a food or feed crisis


Stakeholder relations and relations with institutional partners4

Stakeholder Relations and relations with institutional partners

  • Institutional

  • Civil society


Stakeholder relations and relations with institutional partners

EFSA’s Stakeholder Relationships

Stakeholders

(food chain, industry consumers, distributors)

  • EFSA Stakeholder Consultative Platform

  • EFSA Consultations – web or meetings

  • EFSA Stakeholder Colloques

  • EFSA scientific Colloques

  • Regular Bi-laterals with key EU based stakeholder

  • organisations – CIAA, BEUC, Copa Cogeca, NGOs


Stakeholder relations and relations with institutional partners5

Stakeholder Relations and relations with institutional partners

  • The Stakeholder Consultative Platform (SCP) made ‘permanent’ in 2006

  • Working Groups on Transparency in risk assessment and criteria for consulation

  • Special technical meeting of SCP 11 June on Nutrition – Guidance on claims

  • An independent review of the functioning EFSA’s policy so far towards Stakeholder

  • Stakeholder strategy (to be developed in 2007)


Stakeholder relations and relations with institutional partners6

Stakeholder Relations and relations with institutional partners

New approach to sensitive issues to develop further a social dialogue without impinging on EFSA’s scientific excellence or independence


International partners

International partners

  • OIE, WHO, FAO

  • CODEX

  • FSANZ - Food Standards Australia New Zealand

  • USDA, FDA

  • Japanese Food Safety Commission

  • Chinese FDA

INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

EFSA will communicate and exchange information with et al:


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