JA TERROR - JOINT ACTION TO STRENGTHEN PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE TO BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL TERROR ATTACKS

Last updated on 14-12-2022 by Pierre Daubresse

Partners

Sarah Cordero
Michel Van Geert
Valérie Velghe
Viviane Henry
Gino Claes
Nino Van Impe
Aurian Breuls De Tiecken
Barend Cochez
Hans De Neef

In short

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.

Project summary

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). 

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