Enhancing community engagement in preparedness: Crucial for ensuring effective response
The importance of involving communities in all the phases of emergency preparedness is highlighted in the new ECDC literature review on ‘Community and institutional preparedness synergies ’.
New ECDC tools: Strengthening preparedness and surveillance in migrant reception centres
As in other institutional settings, migrant reception/detention centres face specific challenges in preventing and controlling communicable disease transmission. In order to support EU/EEA Member States in improving preparedness and syndromic surveillance at migrant hosting sites, ECDC is launching two handbooks and related assessment tools.
ECDC-ASEF workshop: Strengthening the link between emergency risk communication and preparedness planning
For the first time ECDC and the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) jointly organise a capacity-building workshop to discuss the challenges of incorporating emergency risk communication in all aspects of public health emergency preparedness planning. The workshop ‘How can we be better prepared for the next global health threat - Planning and implementing emergency risk communication’ takes place during the 7th and 8th September in Stockholm and convenes over 60 public health experts from Asian and EU/EEA countries.
How can we be better prepared for the next global health threat? Planning and implementing emergency risk communication
A capacity building workshop jointly organised by ECDC and the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) focusing on the link between emergency risk communication and public health emergency preparedness planning.
Are Sweden and the EU ready to tackle the next global epidemic?
This lunchtime seminar addresses the preparedness mechanisms in the EU and in Sweden to protect citizens against infectious diseases and threats to health. Other discussion topics include how to better collaborate in an increasingly globalised world and lessons learnt from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.