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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation

PROJECT 032 (IfS): Establishment of a Mediterranean Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (MediPIET)


This project aims at enhancing health security in the Mediterranean region by supporting capacity building for prevention and control of natural or man-made threats to health posed by communicable diseases through the start-up of a long-term Mediterranean Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (MediPIET).


1. Start-up of a regional training programme aimed at creating public health work force with necessary skills in field/intervention epidemiology to meet present and future national and cross-border challenges of communicable diseases.
2. Creation of a regional network of field epidemiologists sharing experiences and best practices and easily mobilised in case of cross-border outbreaks and other health threats.
3. Transfer of knowledge and experiences from the EU, gained from more than 15 years of training field epidemiologists as part of the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET) and more recently also in Public Health Microbiology training (EUPHEM).
4. Provision of a virtual library of up-to-date bilingual (English and Arabic) training material, accessible to the network through a collaborative electronic workspace.

CBRN areas
  • Public health impact mitigation
CBRN categories
  • Biological
CoE Region
  • AAF - African Atlantic Façade
  • MIE - Middle East
  • NAS - North Africa and Sahel
  • SEEE - South East and Eastern Europe




This project is part of a pre-existing EU activity in the regions and has not resulted from the submission of a CoE project proposal. Due to the different origin of the project, not all countries involved are CoE partner countries.

** This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

*** This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of the Member States on this issue.