Stakeholder Consultation on Strengthening European Union Preparedness on Pandemic Influenza
European Commission website
The European Commission has launched through its website a public consultation with the aim of seeking the views of key stakeholders on what action the Commission should take to strengthen European Union Pandemic Preparedness. The two main areas in which the Commission is interested in gathering feedback from are defined under the following two questions:
- How useful was the 2005 plan both during the pandemic preparedness phase and during the response to pandemic A(H1N1) 2009 and how should it be improved?
- What should be done at EU level to improve EU pandemic preparedness?
The questionnaire is divided into sections covering preparedness and co-ordination, surveillance, containment and mitigation (including vaccines and antivirals), health system response, international communication and communication with citizens. The final section is about multi-sectoral preparedness, which has been highlighted as an area for development.