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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation

PROJECT 036 (IfS)* Further development and consolidation of the Mediterranean Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (MediPIET)


The wide circulation of goods, people and animals increases the risk of spreading communicable diseases. In order to enhance global health security with respect to biological - but also chemical, radiological and nuclear - threats, countries need to continuously monitor their population’s health and efficiently manage health risks.
Medical practitioners, public-health nurses, microbiologists, veterinarians and other public health practitioners do not train in field epidemiology during their studies, because of the very nature of the subject.
Therefore there is a need to provide these categories with the necessary hands-on experience allowing them to competently intervene when public health emergencies (such as pandemics) occur.


MediPIET aims at contributing to improve health security in the Mediterranean region.
MediPIET is a training programme which includes a 2-year “learning-by-doing” course, supports the creation of regional networks of epidemiologists and of training infrastructures.
The project activities will help to consolidate a competent public health workforce in field epidemiology capable of facing national and cross- border emergencies posed by communicable diseases.



European Commission


Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas (International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies) (FIIAPP )


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.