Pre-conference: Revamping prevention, preparedness and response plans – translating evidence to impactful implementation 

Tuesday 12 November, 9:00 – 17:00 Lisbon time (including network lunch)

Organised by

European Commission, Directorate General Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE), Health Security Unit 


Prevention, preparedness and response planning (PPR planning) is essential for effective monitoring, early warning of and managing serious cross-border threats to health. Translating evidence and lessons learned into developing, testing and revising of the plans requires continuous dialogue between scientist and policy makers. The pre-conference will enable national competent authorities to share experiences on evidence informed PPR planning to ensure an orchestrated and impactful management of cross-border threats to health in light of the Regulation (EU) 2022/2371. 

Target audience

Experts involved with PPR planning at national or regional level in countries including public health officials, decision makers and technical experts in crisis management, surveillance and early warning, governance and communication and other related fields.

Tentative programme


Welcome, introduction and tour de table


Guidance and tools for evidence based PPR planning


Driving the process of PPR planning: what are the main challenges and how to come about them?


Grab-and-go lunch


Translating evidence and lessons learned:

  • Anticipation and modelling
  • Behavioural sciences to better address public health




Responding to public health needs

  • Effectiveness of medical countermeasures
  • Assessing the direct and indirect whole-of-society impacts


Take home messages and concluding remarks


The pre-conference is financially supported and the registration fee is only EUR 20. Networking lunch and refreshments are included. Number of registrations is limited to 50 persons.