Cross-sectoral biorisk awareness and mitigation training (4th Edition) (Q2)

Dates / duration  

Q 2 for 1.5 days



Objectives /    Learning Outcomes  


Upon completing this course, the participants will be able to:

  • Develop the ability to cascade training in the national institution for a wide audience of first and second responders. 
  • Increase familiarity with the training material, developing the ability to tailor the material for a specific national or local context.
  • Develop a specific plan on how the future training in their country will be deployed in order to train others in the following areas:
    1. Requirements of effective staff biorisk protection from the perspectives of different sectors/disciplines
    2. Comprehensive view on available options when conceiving an occupation safety system for different scenarios (pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical counter measures)
  • Understand the capabilities and limitations of basic protective equipment in case of a biorisk involving event

Target audience  

The target audience includes representatives of the following main areas of activity: civil protection (e.g. Firefighters), law enforcement (e.g. Police, Border control, Customs) and health emergency services (e.g. Paramedics, Nurses, Emergency physicians, Red cross). The participants should have a role as training managers or as trainers.


This course is jointly organized by Europol and ECDC, the one-and-a-half-day train-the-trainers course involves presentations, scenario-based discussions in groups of multidisciplinary teams, demonstrations and practice about correct use of PPE and exchange of experience, working groups activities and short trainings mock-delivered by the attendees. The training will also include practical “how to” information on the planning, organisation and execution of this type of learning activity.

Note: This course is not open for public enrolment. Participation is through invitation by the focal point of the respective disease programme or function areas which is guided by the framework of collaboration between ECDC and the Coordinating Competent Bodies of Member States.