Final conference: presentations and recap

Last week our consortium presented findings from the 18-month phase 1 PANDEM research project, covering good practice, research needs and priorities across surveillance, governance and communications for pandemic preparedness and response. We would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who participated for sharing their insights and contributing to insightful discussions. If you would like to…

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Pandemic preparedness research project presents recommendations to European Commission

BRUSSELS, March 15 2017  — The European Union-funded pandemic preparedness project, Pandemic Risk and Emergency Management (PANDEM), has completed its research phase and produced a final report, identifying current needs and recommending clear innovative steps to the European Commission. The 18-month project was funded through the EU Horizon 2020 programme of research and innovation, to…

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PANDEM final conference to take place in March 2017

The PANDEM project has just announced that our final conference will take place on 15th March in Brussels, allowing the consortium to meet back-to-back with DG HOME’s Community of Users (CoU) meeting on Safe, Secure and Resilient Societies. This CoU was developed to encourage collaboration on security research, and to facilitate information exchanges between policy-makers,…

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Facing epidemic threats as they EMERGE

PANDEM was represented at the EMERGE (Efficient response to highly dangerous and emerging pathogens at EU level) meeting in Amsterdam, where Professor Jean-Luc Gala and Dr. Olga Vybornova from Université catholique de Louvain were invited to present an overview of our research so far. Particular attention was given to PANDEM’s findings on research priorities for…

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PANDEM provides end-user input for ResiStand

PANDEM partners NUI Galway and Université catholique de louvain (UCL) are assisting the EU-funded ResiStand project with their end-user work in the field of crisis management and disaster resilience. As part of their process identifying standardisation needs of end-users, ResiStand is currently drawing upon PANDEM’s stakeholder mapping efforts by UCL earlier in the project’s cycle. ResiStand is a…

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PANDEM joins ASSET High Level Policy Forum

16th November 2016 PANDEM co-ordinator Professor Máire Connolly has agreed to join the High Level Policy Forum of a related European-funded project, ASSET. This will enable further sharing of each project’s research and work towards practical implementation. The ASSET forum brings together selected European policy-makers at regional, national and EU levels, key decision makers in health agencies, the…

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PANDEM works with European experts towards turning research into reality

This week the Pandemic Risk and Emergency Management (PANDEM) project brought together  50 experts to review the project’s research so far, and guide the refinement and prioritisation of its proposals to improve pandemic preparedness and response across the European Union. The forum convened individuals from nine Member States with expertise spanning the microbiology, information technology,…

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PANDEM communications at Risk Society conference

This week PANDEM’s communications team IGS presented their review findings at the European Society for Risk Analysis conference at Bath University in the United Kingdom. This research, conducted as part of D3.3., was presented as part of the “health” and “international and cross-border co-operation” themes alongside academics from around the world and a variety of…

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Media, civil society and health professionals in a pandemic: DG SANTE workshop

PANDEM project co-ordinator Professor Máire Connolly attended the DG SANTE workshop on targeting media, civil society and health professionals in Luxembourg to introduce the project to new audiences and share early findings from the PANDEM communications work package (D3.3). The PANDEM presentation outlined the landscape of communications for pandemic preparedness of response, the gaps in current knowledge and…

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Linking with the security world for policy, practice and research

Professor Jean-Luc Gala and his Université catholique de Louvain team presented the PANDEM project the meeting of Community of Users on Secure, Safe and Resilient Societies, organised by DG HOME in Brussels. The session where PANDEM was presented was dedicated to mapping projects and policies, with a focus on chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN-E)…

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