ECDC/EFSA Regional workshop on One Health approach against antimicrobial resistance in EU pre-accession countries, 26-27 February 2019
EFSA together with the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), in close collaboration with the European Commission services (DG SANTE and DG NEAR) and WHO/Europe is organising a Regional workshop on One Health approach against AMR for EU pre-accession countries. The overall aim of the workshop is to boost the advancement in this field, to reflect on the work done by countries, to share experiences with EU/EEA MS, and to identify key priority areas that need to be addressed at regional level in Western Balkans. Together with the commitment and active participation of national authorities of Western Balkans, the expected outcome of this workshop will be a list of key elements for a Regional Action on One Health against AMR with tangible, budgeted, and time-bound interventions to be supported by EU financial assistance.
Country delegations of four national experts will participate in the discussion and define the outcomes of this EFSA/ECDC workshop:
- National ECDC Correspondent or equivalent, representing national policy and governance of implementation of AMR strategy (ensuring One Health approach) in the country;
- Observer to the ECDC National Microbiology Focal Points or equivalent, having leadership in national microbiology laboratory system supporting the monitoring of AMR (national reference laboratory for AMR);
- Observer to the ECDC National Surveillance Focal Points or equivalent, having leadership in the national communicable disease surveillance system, including surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and healthcare associated infections
- In the framework of ongoing EFSA technical EU pre-accession assistance, EFSA will invite one senior expert at national level responsible for management of national strategy against AMR in animal health and food production. i.e. Observers to EFSA Advisory Forum from Western Balkan countries.