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Pandemic Risk and Emergency Management

Objective

The European Union (EU) faces a growing health security threat posed by pandemics due to the convergence of risk factors driving disease emergence, amplification and dissemination of pathogens with pandemic potential. Protecting the health and security of citizens in the EU in the face of these pandemic threats requires a coherent response by all stakeholders driven by effective pandemic risk management.

PANDEM will contribute to the reduction in the health, socio-economic and security consequences of future pandemics so that society will be better prepared at regional, national, EU and global level. PANDEM will assess current pandemic preparedness and response tools, systems and practice at national, EU and global level in priority areas including risk assessment and surveillance, communication and public information, governance and legal frameworks. PANDEM will then identify gaps and improvement needs leading to the development of viable innovative concepts and analysis of the feasibility of a future demonstration project to strengthen capacity-building for pandemic risk management in the EU.

PANDEM specifically addresses the needs and priorities detailed in the Horizon 2020 Work Programme crisis management topic DRS-4. PANDEM will focus on the needs and requirements of users and first responders across the spectrum of pandemic risk management. PANDEM will bring together highly skilled and multi-disciplinary senior experts from the health, security, defence, microbiology, communications, information technology and emergency management fields. Given the cross-border and multi-sectoral context of the health and security challenge for building pandemic risk management capacity, a systems-based methodology will be applied and the final outcome will be developed for use in a pan-European setting.

Call for proposal

H2020-DRS-2014
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Coordinator

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 455 495

Participants (6)

FOLKHALSOMYNDIGHETEN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 138 750
Address
Nobels Vag 18
171 82 Solna
Activity type
Other
TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 144 062,50
Address
Gullfossgatan 6
164 90 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
IGS STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 96 250
Address
19 Church Crescent
N10 3NA London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ROYAL CHARTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 135 000
Address
Keppel Street
WC1E 7HT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 187 500
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 120 250
Address
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Research Organisations