Institution:National Food Safety Agency
Zenonas Stanevicius has extensive experience in public health sector management in Lithuania, having held the position of Deputy Director for food affairs at the State Food and Veterinary Service of Lithuania, being involved in the processes of reorganisation food safety system in Lithuania changing the former Soviet standards to European ones.
Zenonas also has extensive international experience which included participation as a member of EC Eurostat Food Safety working group in Luxembourg, member of Advisory Forum of European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), EFSA Focal Point to Lithuania, member of Working Group Nordic – Baltic Council and other. He was a chairman of Codex Alimentarius Working Party on Food Hygiene and Joint Working Party of Veterinary Experts (Public health) and Phytosanitary Experts during the Lithuanian Presidency in 2013 for the European Council. Zenonas Stanevicius has been involved as an expert in EU Twinning projects, including Twinning Project on plant origin food safety in Moldova (2012 – 2014).
His current assignment in National Food Safety Agency of Moldova includes policy advice in the field of food safety sector by reviewing relevant strategic policy documents and providing recommendations by finalising the institutional and legislative reform, including clear division of tasks and competences among the different Government stakeholders. EU HLA on food safety is also providing support in preparation new Food Safety Strategy for 2016 – 2020 period, accelerating development and adoption of the Multi-annual National Control Plan, including budgetary forecasting. Furthermore, he is striving to establish of effective communication and interaction with other government institutions and with non-governmental organizations.