Next live meetings will take place in Brussels, Belgium on 16th and 17th of November 2023. A physical Steering Committee meeting will take place on the morning of 16th. We will continue after lunch and into the 17th with Workshops on Sustainability and Dissemination.
Coordinator for Joint Action TERROR was invited to the annual ECDC National Focal Points meeting 12. - 13. September in Stockholm. During the meeting coordinator presented Joint Action TERROR to the meeting participants. During the poster session coordinator was able to present the Joint Action and listen to meeting participants on their views on cross-sectoral cooperation and health preparedness.
Work Package 6 (WP6) has organised a Table-top Simulation Exercise (SIMEX). Participants worked through a fictional scenario to test countries cross-sectoral aspects regarding strategic preparedness and response capacities such as collaboration and coordination between Public Health, Law enforcement–Security and Civil Protection as well as risk communication, in case of a chemical terror attack.
The main purpose for our involvement in the meeting was to present Joint Action TERROR, and to provide a status update to the CBRN AG. Additionally, it was important to urge for more national engagement with the Joint Action, and to highlight the importance of working with all relevant sectors to achieve the cross sectoral objectives in the Joint Action.
Work Package 8 (WP8) organised and participated in an expert workshop on 8-10 March in Norway. The workshop was attended by members of WP8 and invited experts from a range of organisations including EMCDDA; ECDC; JRC; CBB; DSTL and FFI as well as leading academics.
Second JA TERROR Partnership Forum will take place from 25 - 26 May 2023 in Umeå, Sweden following a Law Enforcement and Public Health Conference LEPH 2023 with a Joint Workshop of JA TERROR and LEPH and a Steering Committee on 24 May 2023.
The first physical Steering Committee meeting was held in Madrid 19 – 20th of January 2023. The purpose of the meeting was to gather all work package (WP) leaders and co-leaders to discuss the next steps for Joint Action TERROR.
Members of WP8 have organised an expert workshop to take place in Norway on 8 – 10 March to discuss and evaluate two literature reviews they have been working on; one covering synthetic biology and one covering synthetic opioids.
The Ministry of Health, represented by the Coordination Center for Health Alerts and Emergencies (CCAES), organized on December 16, 2022, the first national cross-sectoral meeting in Spain under the umbrella of JA TERROR.
On Friday 18th of November 2022, Sciensano, the Belgian competent authority and its affiliated entities, the Health Ministry and the National Crisis Center, organized a national cross-sectoral JA TERROR workshop in the National Crisis Center.