Pre-conference: EU cooperation to strengthen preparedness and management of cross-border health threats
Wednesday 20 November, 13:30 - 17:00, Room Callelongue Gradin
Chafea, EUPHA and DG SANTE
This session will take stock of the capacity built in EU Member States and neighbouring countries to prepare for serious cross-border health threats, discuss persisting gaps as well as strengths and opportunities through exchanging best practices for efficient collaboration between the health and other critical sectors. The discussion will focus on several specific aspects such as strengthening the implementation of the International Health Regulations in the global emergency preparedness context, improving access to medical countermeasures and rapid deployment in case of emergency, enhancing health and security interface as a contribution to the Security Union and on enhanced international cooperation for an efficient global health preparedness.
|13:30 - 13:50||
Policy framework for EU coordination of preparedness and response to serious cross-border health threats
|13:50 - 14:10||
Member State perspective
Views from a Member State on the role of the EU in preparedness and response against serious cross-border threats to health
|14:10 - 14:40||
EU Member States and neighbouring countries preparedness & response to serious cross-border health threats
Presentations of EU Joint Actions: (1) Strengthened International Health Regulations and Preparedness in the EU; (2) EU Healthy Gateways
|14:40 - 15:00||
International Health Regulations in the global emergency preparedness context
The importance of IHR implementation in a globalised world: challenges and risks of non-implementation
|15:00 - 15:30||COFFEE BREAK|
|15:30 - 15:50||
Medical countermeasures and deployment in emergencies
The role of medical countermeasures in containing health emergencies and structures for rapid deployment at an EU and global level
|15:50 - 16:10||
Health and security - a contribution to the EU Security Union
Overview of EU Security Union and the functionalities of interfaces and collaboration between the security and health sector
|16:10 - 16:50||
Panel Discussion & Questions
- What constitutes health security - the value of collaboration between health and other critical sectors
- The weakest link - gaps, strengths and opportunities for enhanced international cooperation for an efficient global health preparedness & response
- High impact low probability events, terrorism, intentional releases, critical infrastructure protection & hybrid threats
Speakers from DG SANTE, DG ECHO, ECDC, WHO / Europe, JA SHARP, JA EU Health Gateways, and others. Download the full programme here.
The pre-conference is free of charge but registration is required. Networking lunch and refreshments are included. Number of registrations is limited.
This activity received co-funding under an operating grant from the European Union’s Health Programme (2014-2020).