Compliance with AW standards during transport and at the CPs cannot be assured unless all those involved - such as veterinarians, drivers, CP managers and staff - understand that public awareness on this matter has increased tremendously and that their behaviour should change accordingly.
Countries should foster the competence and awareness of operators with appropriate training programmes as a means of ensuring compliance with regulation standards. Training, therefore, has a strategic role and the aim should be to develop human resources that are fully aware of the importance of management based on scientifically defined AW standards. Training, furthermore, is the most efficient means of assuring the development of both harmonised specialist competences and skills as well as harmonised interpretation of the legislation.
In November 2012, the responsible partners launched a recruitment strategy to identify participants in a testing process aimed at assessing contents, functionalities and utilities of such eLearning tools. The testing process took place from 29 April to 25 June, 2013 and involved 92 participants, coming from 9 different countries. The testing process was completed by 62 out of 92 registered participants.
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell’Abruzzo e del Molise “G. Caporale” (IZSAM) designated 4 etutors for assisting participants at technical and content level during the testing phase.