ECDC rapid risk assessment training


Q3/1.5 to 2 days


Stockholm or conducted remotely via video conferencing.

Objectives/intended learning outcomes  


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

  • recognise components (steps) involved in conducting a rapid risk assessment;
  • describe what is expected to be done in each step;
  • produce a rapid risk assessment within a team setting. 

Target audience  

Public Health professionals from the ECDC response networks. 


This course will focus on the basics in deciding, planning, conducting and generating rapid risk assessments through the introduction of concepts, principles and succession of actions. At the end of the course, the participant will have sufficient knowledge and basic skills to be involved in a team producing rapid risk assessments. The course will follow the model of ‘introduce, demonstrate, exercise and reflect’.

The course consists of a theoretical part and a group exercise aiming at producing the essential parts of a rapid risk assessment based on a real-life public health event.

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.