AETS and its consortium partners

Since 2006 the AETS Consortium has been implemented activities for the Better Training for Safer Food initiative. Please find here below the description of the partners :




UNE (Former AENOR)


The Spanish Association for Standardisation, UNE (former AENOR) (, is a private, non profit-making Spanish body, developing activities of standardisation and international cooperation, whose objectives are to contribute to the improvement of the quality for enterprises, their products and services, as well as to the protection of the environment. UNE is the national member of international, European and regional standardisation bodies ISO, IEC, CEN, CENELEC, ETSI and adhered member of the Pan-American Commission for Technical Standards (COPANT), participating actively in technical committees for the elaboration of international, European and national standards in all industrial sectors, including agro industry and food sector standards, establishing a worldwide net with related organisations (administrations, laboratories, universities, manufacturers, consumer associations, etc.)



Since 2006, AETS is a lead contractor of the European Commission's Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (SANTE) and now the Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (CHAFEA), for training and technical assistance activities delivered for the benefit of EU Member States and Third Country governments.
Thus, it has access to the highest level expertise in these fields in Europe and is able to mobilise this from a number of member states on a large variety of technical issues : animal health, plant health, residues monitoring and control (pesticides, veterinary medicines), contaminants, food labelling, food contact materials, additives and hygiene.
Over the past 10 years, AETS has grown to become one of the key actors in the field of institutional development applied to food safety and SPS issues in Europe and worldwide.



Agriconsulting Europe S.A. (AESA)
Agriconsulting Europe (AE) was established in 1992 initially as branch office of Agriconsulting SpA of Rome and became in 1994 a Belgian limited company.


AiniaThe acronym ainia means "Asociación de INvestigación de la Industria Agroalimentaria" (Food Industry Research Association), an institution promoted and managed by companies to perform applied research for the benefit of the industry.

It's activity is based in the use of the best knowledge and the creation of solutions for all kind of food processors, by means of talent working in state of the art premises: the headquarters in Paterna (Valencia, Spain), in the consumers unit CONSUMOLAB in Madrid and in 6 delegations covering the whole country.




FVI : French veterinary expertise in training and technical cooperation

FVI (France Vétérinaire International) is the focal point for French expertise in veterinary science and activities, and is responsible for gathering, coordinating and promoting French veterinary expertise worldwide.

FVI is an operational structure of coordination and management built as a dynamic network of public and private bodies which take part in FVI structure as a group.