Are we ready for the next cross-border health crisis?

The European Union was not ready for COVID-19, despite the history of the spread of serious infectious diseases and the presence of special services and road maps. The cost of COVID-19 and its cascading effects is still adding up and may soon exceed 3 trillion euros. The probability of such events to occur is difficult to calculate. This is particularly true for new health threats, since mutations occur completely randomly. 

Webinar: Be prepared – Can we forecast the next crisis and be ready to manage it?

When a crisis does strike, what do we need to know in deciding on effective action? How do we make sense of incoming information and data? Is it possible to build trust across our communities, and establish effective communications? Join our panel of experts to discuss these critical issues, where we consider some of the lessons learnt from recent crises and what is needed for the future. You, the audience, will have the opportunity to pose questions and be part of the debate. Our webinar is free and open to all.

Time to screen! Implementing new EU screening recommendations

On 12 April, the Member of the European Parliament, Romana Jerkovic, will host the conference “Time to screen! Implementing new EU screening recommendations”, at the European Parliament. The event’s focus is the implementation of the updated European screening recommendations and strengthening cancer prevention through early detection. Professor George Griffin, FEAM Past President, will be one of the speakers in this event.

Library Talk: Improving crisis management in the EU: a discussion with the Commission’s science and ethics advisors

For over a decade, we’ve been hit by one crisis after another, from financial meltdowns to the COVID-19 pandemic, devastating natural disasters fueled by climate change, and geopolitical tensions like Russia’s aggression towards Ukraine. How to better prepare, respond and recover from crises that escalate fast and reach an international or even global dimension? In … Read more

Why do we need public trust in times of crisis?

This event will particularly look into issues of trust between citizens and public institutions. It will discuss why trust in turbulent times of crisis is such an essential principle, how to build it and when, who we trust and why, and who we should trust. It will explore how social sciences, local-embedded knowledge and communities’ perspectives are brought in advising into strategic crisis management.  

Putting people first

How do we care for each other, build resilience and solidarity in a world in crisis?

Entangled crises: how can the EU help?

The COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, the war in Ukraine, refugee crises, inflation… these crises and more have recently dominated headlines. They cross national borders and sectors, and are complex and long-term in nature. Evidence shows that the cascading and rippling effects of crises extend to all parts of our society and the natural environment.  

Handover of advice on crisis management

Handover of the SAPEA evidence review report, the GCSA scientific opinion and the EGE statement on Strategic Crisis Management in the EU to Commissioner Mariya Gabriel and Commissioner Janez Lenarčič

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