Päivitetty 10.07.2023


Cityscape of Helsinki seen from the sea.

for SHARP JA Final Conference!

19th & 20th June 2023 in Helsinki (in-person & streaming)

Agenda TBC

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Events organised by SHARP JA

COVID-19 Fatigue Webinar, 29 Apr 2021 (Online)

OneHealth Conference – Helsinki, Finland, Oct 14-15, 2019 (THL)

Attendance/contribution to other external events

See the individual work package websites for more information on previous events.


8 June 2023, WP2 raised the profile of SHARP amongst EU policymakers and WHO Euro by posting in the chat during the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies webinar Responding to the perma-crisis: Strengthening health systems resilience priorities and best practices’. View the recording

8 May 2023, Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM) webinar Are we ready for the next cross-border health crisis?

The high-level speakers attracted an audience of over eighty. 

  • Simo Nikkari – SAPEA Working Group on Strategic Crisis Management in the EU
  • Marija Jevtic – Serbian Academy of Medical Sciences, Co-Chair of the FEAM One Health subcommittee on environment
  • Sara Cerdas – MEP, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
  • Thomas Hofmann – Head of Section, Emergency Preparedness and Response Support, Public Health, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control)
  • Anne Simon – Head of Unit, HERA Emergency Office, DG HERA
  • Dr Sylvie Briand, Director, Epidemic and Pandemic Preparedness and Prevention Department at WHO

Elements of the agenda had relevance with the outputs and outcomes of SHARP Joint Action, including the importance of biosecurity and the One Health approach for future pandemics and outbreaks; and the continued need for collaboration internationally for both preparedness and response.  Plus, the crucial role of multi-sectoral coordination.

Sara Bengtsson of the Public Health Agency of Sweden (work package 5 lead) was able to join the discussions.  Disseminating how SHARP Joint Action helps strengthen preparedness for all hazards cross border threats to health and its particular focus on lower GNI countries.   SHARP Joint Action had identified that countries themselves report that their IHR capacities have strengthened prompted by the efforts made in the management of the pandemic. Recording of the FEAM webinar Are we ready for the next cross-border health crisis?

10 March 2023, visit of the Director of ECDC Dr Andrea Ammon to SHARP JA Coordinator Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). During the visit, SHARP JA project manager Dr Anna Katz gave an overview of the project, its aims, partners and work packages, with a particular focus on the alignment of SHARP JA’s work withing the European Health Union. Katz drew attention to the important linkages project outcomes have with the EU legislative framework, including the new regulation on serious cross-border threats to health (SCBTH).


7 Dec 2022, Nordic Health Preparedness Conference.

22-23 Nov 2022 Hybrid high-level Conference: COVID-19 lessons learned and looking ahead to ensure a stronger EU Health Security Framework.

11 Nov 2022, 15th European Public Health Conference, SHARP Lunch Symposium: SHARP Joint Action – strengthening capacity in preparing for the unexpected.

28-29 Sep 2022 ECDC COVID-19 Lessons Learnt Expert meeting.

11 March 2022 HEALTHY GATEWAYS Final Conference.


7 May 2021 Joint Action TERROR kick-off meeting. (online)


3 Dec 2020 EuroHealthNet- Skills for Health. Online

23-27 Nov 2020 ESCAIDE Online

12-16 Oct 2020 EUPHA virtual conference. Online. (See also related article on SHARP JA in European Journal of Public Health)


6-7 Dec 2019 The 2nd Biosafety Congress- Hellenic Biosafety Society, Athens, Greece

29 Nov 2019 The 2nd meeting of IHR national working group, Athens, Greece

22-25 Nov 2019. 8th Panhellenic Conference of the Forum of Public Health and Social Medicine, Larissa, Greece

20 Nov 2019. EUPHA Pre-conference: EU cooperation to strengthen preparedness and management of cross-border health threats, Marseilles, France

7 Nov 2019. EC Workshop on sustainability and implementation of the joint action results into national policies, Luxembourg

24 Oct 2019. Finnish Biosecurity Network. Helsinki, Finland

3-4 July 2019. Health Security Committee Plenary meeting. Luxembourg

Sept 2019. International conference on preventive medicine. . NIS, Serbia

30 Sept 2019. The High level conference of the EU Health Programme. Brussels, Belgium

18-20 June 2019. Global Health Security Conference 2019. Sydney, Australia

13-14 June 2019. HEALTHY GATEWAYS General Assembly. Hamburg, Germany

23-24 May 2019. ECDC Joint meeting for NFPs for Preparedness & Response and NFPs for Threat Detection, EWRS & IHR. . Stockholm, Sweden

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