Joint action TERROR is a joint effort by health authorities in European countries to improve health preparedness and cross-sectoral cooperation in the event of a biological or chemical terror attack. Joint Action TERROR brings together 31 partners from 17 European countries.
Joint Action TERROR’s main objectives are to :
- address gaps in health preparedness
- strengthen cross-sectoral work with security, civil protection and health sectors
in response to biological and chemical terror attacks.
Main outcomes of JA TERROR are :
- identified gaps and areas in health preparedness for improvement
- improved collaboration between health, security and civil protection sectors at operational and strategic level
- identified good practices and examples of systems and mechanisms for cross-sectoral and cross-border cooperation
- updated clinical and non-pharmaceutical management guidelines
- guidance on risk and crisis communication
- risk assessments on novel threat agents and guidance on health preparedness
- improved preparedness on novel threats (DIY biology and DNA synthesis, synthetic opioids, dual-use).