The PathoCERT Project Invites Stakeholders to its Final Community of Practice Meeting on 2 February 2024!

Over a period of three years, the PathoCERT project has developed user-friendly tools and technologies aimed at enhancing the awareness and coordination capabilities of first responders and key stakeholders within the command-and-control hierarchy during emergency waterborne pathogen contamination events.

As the project draws to a close, a final European Community of Practice event will take centre stage on 2 February 2024. The event “Navigating Waterborne Pathogen Emergencies with PathoCERT’s Policy Perspectives and Field Experiences” will focus on distilling lessons learned from the project’s engagement approach and pilot activities and translate them into policy recommendations that will actively support the widespread adoption of PathoCERT’s pioneering solutions.

The meeting will cover a range of topics exploring the intersection of technology, stakeholder engagement and policy recommendations. Participants will have the opportunity to embark on a journey of shared insights, explore common policy implications and key findings, and broaden perspectives on challenges and opportunities in water management. The project team and the event participants will also look into the future landscape of waterborne pathogen control and management.

The innovative methodology deployed in PathoCERT included a comprehensive stakeholder engagement strategy resulting in a total of 30 Community of Practice meetings organised across six pilot cities/regions: Granada (Spain), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Limassol (Cyprus), Thessaloniki (Greece), Sofia (Bulgaria) and Seoul (South Korea), coupled with direct pilot-testing field work. Through these events, a diverse range of stakeholders have had the opportunity to provide valuable feedback to technology developers and to engage in collaborative co-creation processes around existing management system practices, highlighting existing challenges and areas of opportunity.

Event: Navigating Waterborne Pathogen Emergencies with PathoCERT’s Policy Perspectives and Field Experiences
Date: 2 February 2024
Time: 10:00-12:00 CEST
Location: Online
Language: English
Cost: Free of charge

For further details, please find the event agenda here. You can join the event by registering here.

The PathoCERT project is funded under the European Union research programme Horizon 2020.

For further information, please contact Francesca Grossi.