Strengthening Europe’s health security shield


The SDA is pleased to present its latest discussion paper entitled “Strengthening Europe’s health security shield”. Three years on from our discussion paper, Raising bio-preparedness levels in Europe, the SDA brings together experts in the field of health security to discuss the European Commission’s health threats package, which was proposed in December 2011. If approved by the European Council and the European Parliament, it will create the legal basis for addressing serious cross-border health threats and strengthening the role of the Health Security Committee. This paper aims to provide a coherent overview of the package and its possible effects on European health security, as well as detailing possible further action.

Click here to download the discussion paper.