Are Sweden and the EU ready to tackle the next global epidemic?
This lunchtime seminar addressed the preparedness mechanisms in the EU and in Sweden to protect citizens against infectious diseases and threats to health. Other discussion topics included how to better collaborate in an increasingly globalised world and lessons learnt from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Johan Carlson - Director General at the Public Health Agency of Sweden;Anders Nordmark - Medical coordinator at the Coordination and Operations Department of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency;Anna Sjöblom - Medical Humanitarian Advisor at MSF, Doctors without Borders;Karl Ekdahl - Head of the Public Health Capacity and Communication Unit at ECDC.
Anneli Eriksson - Centre for Research on HealthCare in Disasters at KI, Karolinska Institutet
The event, jointly organised by ECDC and the European Commission Representation in Sweden, was part of ECDC's 10-year anniversary celebrations and was held in Swedish.
Programme: Är Sverige och EU redo att hantera nästa globala epidemi (in Swedish)
ECDC Expert consultation on community engagement in public health emergency preparedness
27 Mar 2019 to 28 Mar 2019 - The expert consultation meeting organised by ECDC seeks to identify enabling factors and barriers to good practice in community engagement in the context of public health emergency preparedness. Outcomes of this meeting will inform the development of an ECDC guidance on the topic.
Expert meeting on the use of evidence in decision making during health crisis
5 Dec 2018 to 6 Dec 2018 - ECDC is organising an expert consultation meeting in Stockholm in order to contribute to a better understanding by public health experts of the mechanisms through which scientific evidence feeds into decision-making processes during emergencies.
Europol and ECDC organised second Cross-sectoral Biorisk Awareness and Mitigation Training
20 Apr 2018 - The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (EUROPOL) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), organised the second edition of the Cross-sectoral Biorisk Awareness and Mitigation Training, hosted in Olhão, Portugal, on 17 - 19 April 2018.