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Epidemic intelligence to minimize 2019-nCoV’s public health, economic and social impact in Europe

Project description

Impact assessment of coronavirus outbreak and COVID-19

The EU and its Member States are working around the clock to fight the coronavirus and COVID-19. Actions are being taken to contain and slow down the spread of the virus, which poses an unprecedented threat to public health, economy and society. The EU-funded EpiPose project will investigate COVID-19’s impact on society and health services in the EU. It will also estimate its economic impact. Specifically, the project will collect and disseminate epidemiological data to the largest level possible, provide country-specific assessments of key epidemiological parameters and study the impact on public health networks. It will also conduct an economic analysis of treatments and other EU interventions. The project will also promote the valuable interaction between scientists, public health institutions and society.


EpiPose aims to provide urgently needed answers about the epidemiological characteristics of 2019-nCoV, the social dynamics of the outbreak, and the related public health preparedness and response to the ongoing epidemic, as well as to assess its economic impact. The consortium consists of 6 partners in 5 countries (BE, NL, UK, CH, IT) who provide complementary expertise in mathematical and statistical modelling of infectious diseases, participatory surveillance systems, living systematic reviews, and health economic analysis and have a strong international public health network. EpiPose aims at a quick delivery of results, according to the following objectives: (1) To collect and share epidemiological data of 2019-nCoV as widely as possible (2) To provide country-specific estimates of key epidemiological parameters (3) To model the expect impact of 2019-nCoV on morbidity and mortality (4) To monitor awareness and behavioural change during the 2019-nCoV epidemic (5) To provide health economic analyses for interventions within the EU (6) To foster the interaction between the scientific community, public health agencies and the public EpiPose aims to make all research data, code, tools and results publicly available and its dissemination plan targets active communication and interaction with policy makers, other scientific groups and the general public. As such, the epidemic intelligence provided by EpiPose will help minimize the 2019-nCoV’s public health, economic and social impact.


Net EU contribution
€ 2 254 173,82
3500 Hasselt

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Vlaams Gewest Prov. Limburg (BE) Arr. Hasselt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 2 254 173,82

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