On the 4th and 5th of June 2018, an expert meeting was held at RIVM to redefine and prioritise the topics for One Health research and integrative activities in Europe. The meeting was aimed at forming the basis for the second round of project proposals based on the necessities of One Health in Europe. RIVM is involved in the One Health EJP, which has started in January 2018 and will run until the end of 2022.
RIVM was responsible for the organisation of both the scientific and logistic parts of the meeting, as well as for updating the One Health EJP Strategic Research Agenda.
Group photo Expert Meeting EJP One Health at RIVM
The aim of the One Health EJP is to create a sustainable European One Health framework by integration and alignment of medical, veterinary and food institutes through joint programming of research agendas matching the needs of European and national policy makers and stakeholders.
The consortium consists of more than 40 partners from 19 European countries. From each participating country, at least one reference institute for the public health domain and one reference institute for the food / veterinary domain is involved. The organisations for the Netherlands are RIVM, Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WUR), and the Netherlands Centre for One Health (NCOH).
Programme leader of the One Health EJP is the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES). RIVM is responsible for the development of the Strategic Research Agenda of the One Health EJP.
In collaboration with national experts of the partner organisations, a provisional Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) has been developed in 2016 during the preparatory phase of the One Health EJP The SRA describes the priority research and integrative topics identified by the experts with regard to the three domains within the scope of the One Health EJP: foodborne zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance and emerging threats. The SRA will be revised after this experts meeting to reflect the necessities of One Health research in Europe.
The programme is co-funded by participating institutes and the European Union (Horizon2020, the European Framework Programme for Research and innovation, Societal Challenge 2).