IHR preparedness and response planning
Streamlining preparedness and response plans between EU-countries for threats to health is a real priority.

Challenges facing countries, such as COVID-19, cut across the range of responsible sectors and intersecting services/resources - health, education, social and financial protection, economic development, law enforcement, public health laboratories, education, environment and other sectors.

Multisectoral collaboration (MSC) enables partners from diverse sectors to effectively convene to do more together than alone - a fact recognised by the sustainable development goals which are predicated on multisectoral solutions.
Please join us for this unique session to share fresh insight on multisectoral collaboration within preparedness and response planning.

Enabling you to consider improvements to be better equipped to manage complex threats to health and drive improvement in your country’s IHR capacity performance.
Participant requirements 

We’re anticipating two people per country - one Public Health professional and another from a relevant sector.

To gain the most from this session, participants should have:
(i)   Been involved in the COVID-19 preparedness and response and
(ii)  A good overview of the general COVID-19 preparedness and response within their country/ international organization OR
(iii)   Had a prominent role in COVID-19 preparedness and response in their particular sector
Benefits of participation – strengthen your multisectoral preparedness and response plans

The two day session is facilitated by the National Institute For Public Health and The Environment (RIVM) who have extensive experience of preparedness and response. This includes the development of a multidisciplinary professionals’ self-assessment tool on preparedness for EU Member States. The RIVM will facilitate the session using a Delphi technique. 

This approach promises participants
  • The opportunity to build understanding of the mechanisms, and exchange knowledge with other country and sectoral experts
  • Insight on how sectors collaborate, and how to do so more efficiently, effectively and equitably, and ascertain similarities and differences across contexts
  • Familiarity with the essentials for developing operational ready, multisectoral preparedness and response plans for serious cross-border health threats with an integrated, all hazards approach
The event is free to attend

However, participants will need to cover their travel, accommodation and subsistence costs from their own organisation’s budgets. 

There is an option for participants to attend the meeting online. However, we strongly encourage a live presence. 

Working language: English
Please share this invitation with relevant people in your wider sector networks.