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.
World Hepatitis Day 2019
28 Jul 2019 to 28 Jul 2019 - World Hepatitis Day is marked on 28 July each year to increase the awareness and understanding of viral hepatitis.
European Immunization Week, 2019
24 Apr 2019 to 30 Apr 2019 - European Immunization Week (EIW) is marked across the European Region every April. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of immunisation for people’s health and well-being.
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.