Preparedness and Response planning WP6

Objective

To support EU MS and JA partner countries in developing operational inter-sectoral preparedness and response plans for serious cross-border health threats with an integrated all hazards approach.

Outputs & activities

  • Development of an integrated multi-sectoral preparedness and response plan
  • Lessons learned from COVID-19 with particular focus on understanding the decision-making process and multi-sectoral collaboration
  •  e-learnings and table-top exercise protocols, using different methods for multi-sectoral collaboration developed, tested and evaluated
  • Best practices guidelines on multi-sectoral collaboration, for integrated Preparedness and Response planning are provided to all participating countries. These are based on the lessons learned from COVID-19 and can be used for continuous learning through implemented e-learnings and tabletop exercises.

Deliverables

  • Review of planning and evaluation tools 

Review of integrated evidence-based planning and evaluation tools and for Preparedness and Response cycleReport on lessons learned from Covid-19  

Milestones

  • Lessons learned from Covid-19 evaluated
  • All hazards e-learning tool launched
  • WP6 workshops conducted
  • Table-top exercises conducted

People and partners

Work package lead: RIVM
Bettie Voordouw sharp(at)rivm.nl
Sandra Kamga sharp(at)rivm.nl
Jorrit Kabel, jorrit.kabel@rivm.nl

Co-lead: Marion Koopmans and ISCIII (ES)

Updates

  • Identifying core elements of an integrated multi-sectoral preparedness and response plan
  • Workshop on multi-sectoral collaboration:
    A successful digital workshop took place in April 2020 with approximately 40 registrations.
  • Literature review on tools and instruments for preparedness and response focusing on multi-sectoral collaboration has been completed in January 2021.
  • Understanding the factors that contribute to the similarities and differences in SARS-CoV-2 testing strategies across Europe – interviews of professionals in several countries were conducted in spring 2021.
  • Understanding the citizen’s role during preparedness for, and response to, the Covid-19 pandemic – focus group discussions organised with citizens in 8 countries were conducted in spring 2021.
  • Survey ongoing among all countries to gather lessons learned about multi-sectoral collaboration during Covid-19.

News

Steering Committee and Advisory Board meeting brought SHARP members together to share ideas and plan for the remaining period

17.05.2022
SHARP Joint Action’s 13th Steering Committee and 4th Advisory board meeting on… Read more Steering Committee and Advisory Board meeting brought SHARP members together to share ideas and plan for the remaining period

The Commission has approved 12 months’ non-cost extension for SHARP JA

16.12.2021
The non-cost extension of the Joint Action by 12 months was requested… Read more The Commission has approved 12 months’ non-cost extension for SHARP JA

SHARP Joint Action reports on progress in the midst of a pandemic – preparedness to health threats more important than ever before

14.03.2021
  The COVID-19 pandemic, which accelerated in Europe in February-March 2020, has affected… Read more SHARP Joint Action reports on progress in the midst of a pandemic – preparedness to health threats more important than ever before