ISTA Workshop on Quality Assurance and ISTA Accreditation for Beginners

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09.04.2019 - 11.04.2019


Pej√ę, Kosovo



International Seed Testing Association (ISTA)

Florina Palada
Zürichstrasse 50
8303 Bassersdorf
Email: florina.palada@ista.ch

Kosovo Institute of Agriculture
Contact person: Pranvera Berisha
E-Mail: pranberisha1@gmail.com
Str. Adem Jashari, no. 244
30 000 Pejë, Kosovo


Florina Palada - ISTA Head of Accreditation and Technical Department and System Auditor
Rita Zecchinelli - ISTA Technical and System Auditor and Member of the ISTA Executive Committee
Eddie Goldschagg - Chair of the ISTA Bulking and Sampling Committee

Aim of the workshop:
This workshop aims at presenting and discussing basic principles of quality management and it focuses on the needs of seed testing laboratories that wish to comply with the ISTA Accreditation Standard and prepare for attaining and maintaining ISTA Accreditation.
Language: English (slides and presentations)


Kosovo Institute of Agriculture

Str. Adem Jashari, no. 244
30 000 Pejë, Kosovo

Preliminary Programme:

System part

- How to build a Quality documentation
- Document control
- Internal audits and how to prepare a checklist
- Corrective actions and non-conforming work   

Technical part

- Dealing with the calibration of equipment, e.g. how to calibrate balances, seed dividers
- Statistical aspects in seed testing
- Sampling and Storage of samples

Participation Fee:  

The number of participants is a minimum of 20, without which the workshop will be cancelled and limited to a maximum of 25 participants.

ISTA Members: 350 EUR

ISTA Non-Members: 525 EUR

Note: The Participation fee will include all literature and supporting material for the workshop, lunches and coffee breaks, workshop dinner and transfer between the workshop venue and hotels (except airport transfer). It does not include accommodation or meals other than those specified.

Registration deadline: 9 March 2019

If you would like to attend the workshop please fill in the registration form. An invoice will be sent to you, which has to be paid before the participation confirmation will be generated. Please indicate any dietary requirements during registration. 
All payments are required by 9 March 2019

Please note: 

Payment by credit card (MasterCard and Visa) is possible upon request to the ISTA Secretariat.     

For cancellations made before 9 March 2019 registration fees are refundable less 50 Euro Administration Fee
For cancellations made after 9 March 2019 registration fees are non-refundable

Suggested Accommodations:   
Participants are asked to book accommodation directly with the hotels

Hotel Camp Karakaq
Str. Fehmi Agani Pn., Peja / Pejë 30000
Phone: +386 49 302 220

Hotel Dukagjini 
Str. Sheshi i Deshmoreve 3 Mbretnesha Teute  

Note: the transportation from the hotel to the workshop venue will be provided by the organizers.

Travel & Visa information: Letter of invitation for obtaining visa and to travel is issued for all registered participants only after payment of the participation fee.


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