Eighteenth European Health Forum Gastein
On the occasion of the 18th European Health Forum Gastein, ECDC, in cooperation with DG Health and Food safety of the European Commission, hosted a lunch workshop. The session aimed to identify existing gaps and explore what needed to be strengthened or further developed to ensure resilient health systems in Europe.
The main objectives of the workshop were:
- to present the measures taken under the existing policy framework by the EU and its Member States during the Ebola outbreak, in view of strengthening their preparedness to respond to cases of Ebola.
- to share lessons learned and identified gaps from past and current health threats, such as on the influenza A/H1N1 pandemic in 2009, the recent Ebola and MERS CoV outbreaks.
- to discuss roles and possible collaboration across sectors at national and EU level (civil society, NGOs, industry, governmental and international organisations) to further strengthen health emergency preparedness across Europe.
The invited speakers were Herta Adam (DG Health and Food Safety, European Commission), Guénaël Rodier (WHO Europe), Raed Arafat (Ministry of Internal Affairs, Romania), Fernando Simón Soria (Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, Spain) and Massimo Ciotti (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control). It will be moderated by Karl Ekdahl, Head of Unit for Public Health Capacity and Communication at ECDC.
Joint Meeting of the National Focal Points for Preparedness and Response and for Threat Detection, EWRS and IHR
23 May 2019 to 24 May 2019 - Representatives from European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and EU enlargement public health authorities, ECDC and other international organisations meet in Stockholm to discuss a range of current topics relevant for effective preparedness and response to infectious diseases outbreaks and for strengthening collaboration.
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.