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Food safety skills fund


Enhance your skills and broaden your experience

Due to the current ongoing COVID-19 situation, safefood has taken the decision to extend the suspension of the Food Safety Skills Fund Programme until April 2022, at which time the situation will be reviewed and a decision will be taken in regard to the resumption of the programme. Please note that we will not be accepting or considering any applications for 2022 until this review in April 2022 has taken place.

An update in regard to the outcome from this review will be posted on the safefood Knowledge Network website as well as in our Knowledge Network newsletters.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our Knowledge Network members for your understanding and hope that we will all be in a better place in 2022.


About the Food Safety Skills Fund

The safefood Food Safety Skills Fund Programme enables safefood Knowledge Network members to enhance their skills, broaden their expertise and create linkages between those involved in food safety on the island of Ireland. Members can visit other laboratories, attend conferences, centres of excellence and other training events that are food safety related. safefood strongly promotes cross-border and cross-sectoral exchanges and visits.

The overall purpose of the Knowledge Network is to;

  • create linkages between those involved in food safety on the island of Ireland
  • bring together those involved in creating and applying knowledge to support and enhance food safety
  • contribute to policy development and to the knowledge economy

This call for applications is for members of the safefood Knowledge Network only.

safefood offer a limited number of funded bursaries to a maximum of €1,200 or sterling equivalent (subject to vouched costs).  There is no closing date for this call for applications. Selection of successful applications shall be on a first-come first-served basis or until such time as the programme fund is used. All travel / visits need to be completed by the end of December 2020.

Application forms are available on the safefood Knowledge Network website, or alternatively from the Food Safety Skills Fund Programme Coordinator at safefood Tel: + 353 21 230 4100 or email fssf@safefood.eu.


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