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Biological threats and EU preparedness: How can we make the system more resilient?

Can the EU handle biological threats?

Date: June 18, 2020, 12:30 pm Topic: Digital economy and innovation

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Bruegel · Biological Threats And EU Preparedness How Can We Make The System More Resilient

COVID-19 has opened everyone’s eyes to a different kind of system vulnerability that we had not considered before. At this event speakers from different areas look at the multiple factors surrounding biological threats, ranging from bioterrorism and what we know about non-state actors, to EU’s response to a pandemic threat by developing vaccines.

Following these different lines, we aimed to answer the question at the core: How can we make the system more resilient from biological threats?

This event was co-organised in collaboration with Hybrid CoE.

Schedule

Jun 18, 2020

12:30-12:40

Opening remarks

Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director

Jukka Savolainen, Director COI VR, Hybrid CoE

12:40-13:40

Presentations and panel discussion

Chair: Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director

Magnus Normark, Senior analyst, FOI - CBRN Defence and security

Ilkka Salmi, Disaster Preparedness and Prevention, Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), European Commission

Anne Sénéquier, Research fellow and Co-director, IRIS

Reinhilde Veugelers, Senior Fellow

13:40-14:00

Q&A

www.sli.do using #biothreats

14:00

End

Speakers

Maria Demertzis

Deputy Director

Magnus Normark

Senior analyst, FOI - CBRN Defence and security

Ilkka Salmi

Disaster Preparedness and Prevention, Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), European Commission

Jukka Savolainen

Director COI VR, Hybrid CoE

Anne Sénéquier

Research fellow and Co-director, IRIS

Reinhilde Veugelers

Senior Fellow

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Katja Knezevic

[email protected]

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