The aim of a workshop gathering representatives of various Member States was mainly to support networking and experience sharing between participating Member States and to provide participants with practical guidance on the implementation of principles and recommendations stemming from the project.
The workshop was divided into three blocks:
Six countries participated at the workshop – Bulgaria, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia. Two representatives from DG Health and Food safety (SANTE) also attended the workshop, mainly as observers.
In general, participants valued the opportunity to share contacts and network with other Member States. All participants were actively involved, sharing their knowledge and experience among themselves. Participants also discussed outlines of possible future cooperation between Member States, and finally came up with quite a specific notion of such cooperation arrangements (for more details, see the workshop summary).
With respect to the results of the risk assessment, participants identified the following critical risks threatening the implementation of health strategy in their countries:
Pictures from the event