Monday, October 30, 2017 - 11:00

ASSET is close to its conclusion and a concluding conference will be held in Rome, on October 30-31, to present all the main outcomes of the project. This event will take place at the hotel NH Roma Leonardo Da Vinci and will be targeted to a selected audience of EU stakeholders and policy makers. Its aim is to enhance advocacy and intersectoral approach in a multisetting scenario applied to fostering preparedness and response toward Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), like epidemics and even pandemics.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 (All day)

Members of the ASSET projects will present the results of the citizen consultation that took place in eight countries on September 2016 at the European Parliament. Such an event is part of the science-in-society approach performed by the project within the framework of Research and Innovation related to pandemic preparedness. ASSET citizen consultation is an innovative method of engaging citizens on complex issues, providing them with information before asking questions.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 09:00

The third edition of the ASSET Summer School will be held at the National Centre for Diseases Prevention and Health Promotion (CNaPPS) of the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS) in Rome from May 30 to June 1, 2017. Pandemics (or more in general public health emergencies of international concern, PHEIC) as well as other major infectious disease outbreaks management do necessarily require a multidisciplinary approach. The ASSET Summer School focuses on

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 12:00


ASSET – Action Plan on SiS Related Issues in Epidemics and Total Pandemics is a 4-year FP7 EU co funded project which aims to:   

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 (All day)

Public engagement that sets citizens and stakeholders as co-designers and collaborators of R&I activities can contribute to more dynamic and responsible governance of research and innovation. Public Engagement for Research, Practice and Policy conference, to be organized on November 16-17 in Brussels, calls for experts, stakeholders, policy-makers, entrepreneurs, researchers, regional authorities and Commission officials to a joint discussion on this theme.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 09:00

The fifth edition of the Science Policy Flu Summit will be held on 28 September 2016 at the International Press Centre in the heart of European Quarter in Brussels. Building on ESWI’s rich history of working with partner organizations, this year’s Summit will showcase successful collaborations in different fields such as travel medicine, the protection of diabetes patients and asthma patients, and the role of healthcare professionals in flu prevention.

Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 15:00

The Verbier Festival, the most famous classical music international event in Switzerland, will host an ASSET event on July 30th 2016, a public workshop dedicated to Science and Music. Moreover, a "Conference&concert" open to the general public will be organized alternating talks about epidemics/infectious diseases and a piano concert by an international artist.

Sunday, April 24, 2016 (All day)

European Immunization Week (EIW) is celebrated across the WHO European Region every April. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of immunization for people’s health and well-being. Activities in 2016 will focus on the progress and challenges in the Region’s concerted effort to eliminate measles and rubella. EIW is going to be celebrate on 24-30 April 2016. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 08:30

ECDC will held a scoping meeting to identify key gaps in applied preparedness research in Europe, and to identify strategies to promote interactions between research and practitioner communities. The findings of the meeting will inform ECDC activities in the coming years.

Key discussion points for this Scoping Meting include:

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 (All day)

The second edition of the ASSET Summer School will be held at the Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS) in Rome, Italy from June 15 to 17, 2016.

Pandemics and other major infectious disease outbreaks management requires a multidisciplinary approach and the ASSET Summer School focuses on


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Health system analysis to support capacity development in response to the threat of pandemic influenza in Asia
Making society an active participant in water adaptation to global change
Public Participation in Developing a Common Framework for Assessment and Management of Sustainable Innovation
Engaging all of Europe in shaping a desirable and sustainable future
Expect the unexpected and know how to respond
Driving innovation in crisis management for European resilience
Effective communication in outbreak management: development of an evidence-based tool for Europe
Solutions to improve CBRNe resilience
Network for Communicable Disease Control in Southern Europe and Mediterranean Countries
Developing the framework for an epidemic forecast infrastructure
Strengthening of the national surveillance system for communicable diseases
Surveillance of vaccine preventable hepatitis
European monitoring of excess mortality for public health action
European network for highly infectious disease
Dedicated surveillance network for surveillance and control of vaccine preventable diseases in the EU
Modelling the spread of pandemic influenza and strategies for its containment and mitigation
Cost-effectiveness assessment of european influenza human pandemic alert and response strategies
Bridging the gap between science, stakeholders and policy makers
Promotion of immunization for health professionals in Europe
Towards inclusive research programming for sustainable food innovations
Addressing chronic diseases and healthy ageing across the life cycle
Medical ecosystem – personalized event-based surveillance
Studying the many and varied economic, social, legal and ethical aspects of the recent developments on the Internet, and their consequences for the individual and society at large
Get involved in the responsible marine research and innovation
Knowledge-based policy-making on issues involving science, technology and innovation, mainly based upon the practices in Parliamentary Technology Assessment
Assessment of the current pandemic preparedness and response tools, systems and practice at national, EU and global level in priority areas
Analysis of innovative public engagement tools and instruments for dynamic governance in the field of Science in Society
Public Engagement with Research And Research Engagement with Society
Computing Veracity – the Fourth Challenge of Big Data
Providing infrastructure, co-ordination and integration of existing clinical research networks on epidemics and pandemics
Promote vaccinations among migrant population in Europe
Creating mechanisms for effectively tackling the scientific and technology related challenges faced by society
Improve the quality of indoor air, keeping it free from radon
Improving respect of ethics principles and laws in research and innovation, in line with the evolution of technologies and societal concerns
Investigating how cities in the West securitise against global pandemics
Creating a structured dialogue and mutual learning with citizens and urban actors by setting up National Networks in 10 countries across Europe
Identifying how children can be change agents in the Science and Society relationship
Establishing an open dialogue between stakeholders concerning synthetic biology’s potential benefits and risks
Transparent communication in Epidemics: Learning Lessons from experience, delivering effective Messages, providing Evidence