The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) jointly co-organised a workshop on “How can we be better prepared for the next global health threat? Planning and implementing emergency risk communication” 7-8 September 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden.
The workshop focused on strengthening the link between Emergency Risk Communication (ERC) and Public Health Emergency (PHE) preparedness planning, while underlining the importance of integrating ERC into a PHE preparedness plan. It 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 provides a bridging platform for over 60 public health experts from both Europe and Asia to come together and exchange good practices between the two regions through case studies, working group discussions and simulation exercises.