Given our international commitment to pandemic preparedness and response, the European Commission entrusted us with the coordination of CSA Be Ready (Building a European Strategic Research and Innovation Area in Direct Synergy with other EU and International Initiatives for Pandemic Preparedness), starting on 1 June 2022 and for a period of three years.

Publié le 21 July 2023

Creating a European research and innovation area

Building on the expertise of public health organisations, ministries (of science, education, health, innovation or the environment) and research organisations tasked with research to ensure a cross-cutting and interdisciplinary One Health and  Global Health approach, BE READY aims to lay the foundations of the future European partnership for pandemic preparedness.

It aims s objective is to contribute to the creation of a European research and innovation area, enabling better coordination and support of research and innovation in pandemic preparedness, and thereby improving the EU’s ability to predict and respond to emerging infectious threats.

As part of this initiative, our agency is specifically responsible for defining the strategic research and innovation agenda, by coordinating a consortium of 24 public organisations and institutions from 16 different countries that play a key role in the preparedness and response activities of their respective countries.

Two primary objectives

  • Define scientific research priorities.
  • Establish a European strategic agenda for research and innovation.

Six key actions

  • Engage all prospective future partners to support the alignment of its scope, common objectives, governance and working/implementation methods.
  • Develop an innovative and visionary strategic agenda for pandemic preparedness research and innovation, taking a cross-cutting and interdisciplinary One Health and Global Health approach.
  • Consolidate the future European partnership for pandemic preparedness.
  • Ensure complementarity, coordination and collaboration with HERA.
  • Involve the relevant pandemic preparedness stakeholders and initiatives, ensuring collaboration and coordination.
  • Raise awareness of the importance of increased pandemic preparedness outside of and during epidemic/pandemic episodes.