Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a natural biological phenomenon which can be amplified by a wide range of factors. Over the past decades, inappropriate use of antimicrobials in human and veterinary medicine have accelerated the emergence and spread of resistant microorganisms. This situation is worsened by the lack of investment to develop new effective antibiotics or alternatives. The consequences are severe. In Europe it is estimated that around 25.000 patients die annually as a result of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria meaning an estimated cost of EUR 1.5 billion per annum. Combating antimicrobial resistance has become a global public health challenge.

AMR is a global public health concern and therefore a priority for the Commission which launched its second Action Plan against AMR based on a 'One-Health' approach, involving all sectors and aspects of AMR.

In its efforts at the international level, the Union particularly wants to focus on implementation of commitments made on AMR in international fora, including the WHO Global Action Plan on AMR as well as in the OIE and FAO resolutions. Sustaining political momentum, focusing on next steps and increasing international awareness and cooperation are also important components to follow-up.

The purpose of the training is to provide support on strategies and actions at promoting and strengthening the prudent use of antimicrobials and monitoring resistance, in veterinary, food safety and in public health sectors, reinforcing engagement and collaboration with international organisations, and intensifying cooperation with those most affected developing countries.

A key element of the training will be to work towards reinforcing engagement and collaboration with international organisations and intensify cooperation with countries outside of the European Union on AMR.


JVL CONSULTING is a recognised Belgian company which provides consultancy services operating in the field of animal health and livestock production which has been implementing training activities within the initiative “Better Training for Safer Food” since 2009

JVL Consulting:


The training programme is mainly addressed to officials from Competent Authorities involved, preferably at central level, in the developing, planning and coordinating control activities to tackle antimicrobial resistance in human medicine and veterinary medicine / food safety sectors.

The target audience is therefore

  • Decision, policy makers and senior officers from public health competent authorities

  • Decision, policy makers and senior officers from food safety competent authorities

  • Decision, policy makers and senior officers from competent authorities regarding the primary production of animals intended to be food.

  • Senior officers from national and/or regional networks related to AMR are also targeted to attend the course.


  • Session 01 – Cape town, South Africa – 2019-02-05/08

  • Session 02 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – 2019/04/09-12

  • Session 03 – Kiev, Ukraine – 2019-06-11/14

  • Session 04 – Amman, Jordan – 2019-09-17/20

  • Session 05 – Beijing, China – 2019-10-22/25

  • Session 06 – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – 2019-12-10/13