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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation

PROJECT 074: Mediterranean and Black Sea field epidemiology training programme network to increase security in the EU neighbourhood (MEDIPIET)


The Mediterranean region and the Black Sea region are close neighbours of the European Union and are particularly exposed to health risks (epidemic, pandemic) and disasters (man-made or natural) which can have a serious impact on populations, resources and infrastructures and could undermine the region's efforts for sustainable development.


Enhancing health security in the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions by supporting capacity-building for prevention and control of biological, natural, or man-made health threats through the further roll-out of a sustainable training program in intervention epidemiology. Extension of the Field Epidemiology Training Programme (FETP) and other training activities in Mediterranean and Black Sea countries:
• To train a regional cadre of field epidemiologists competent in intervention epidemiology to carry out essential public health functions for prevention and control of communicable diseases and capable of disseminating their knowledge, skills and attitudes and nurture a regional network of field epidemiologists;
• To train national trainers and supervisors in field epidemiology from the participating public health institutions, to provide support to cascade trainings down to regional and local levels and to nurture a regional network of trainers/supervisors;
• Disseminate experience, knowledge and skills on methodologies related to ""on-the-job training"" between non-EU countries, EU partners and other key actors in the field, during national and regional field epidemiology training programs, workshops or events as well as during relevant European activities such as the EPiet and EUPhem programs;
• Foster country commitment, ownership and regional networking to share practices and experiences as essential conditions for building-in sustainability of the FETP programs.

CBRN areas
Bio-safety/bio-securityCrisis managementFirst responsePublic health impact mitigationSafety and security
CBRN categories
CoE Region
MIE - Middle EastNAS - North Africa and SahelSEEE - South East and Eastern Europe



European Commission

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)



Fundación Estatal Salud, Infancia y Bienestar Social F.S.P (FCSAI)


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.