How can we be better prepared for the next global health threat? Planning and implementing emergency risk communication
This capacity building workshop was jointly organised by ECDC and the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and it focused on the link between emergency risk communication and public health emergency preparedness planning.
The discussions underlined the importance of integrating emergency risk communication into preparedness plans. The workshop seeked to identify the competencies (skills) needed to secure implementation and subsequently what capacities (resources) and capabilities (knowledge) are required to ensure these skills.
The workshop convened over 60 public health experts from Asian and EU/EEA countries and fostered the exchange of good practices and experiences between the two regions. From the EU/EEA, the meeting brought together the members of the ECDC Public Health Network Coordination Committees for Communication; Preparedness and Response; and Public Health Training, respectively. ASEF brought together public health experts in the same three areas from selected Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Asian partners. The workshop also included invited delegates from partner organisations such as the European Commission and WHO, as well as from public health associations and non-governmental organisations.
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.
Rapid Risk Assessment e-Learning course
14 Mar 2019 - This course is designed to target individuals with no prior knowledge of Rapid Risk Assessment (RRA). It may also be used as a refreshment module prior to advanced courses in Risk Assessment.
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.