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News article5 November 2020Directorate-General for Research and Innovation

EC advisors jointly provide recommendations on pandemic preparedness and management

Today the European Commission’s independent Group of Chief Scientific Advisors, the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE) and Peter Piot, special advisor to the President of the European Commission on COVID-19, communicated joint recommendations providing guidance on how to improve pandemic preparedness and management in Europe and beyond.

They shared their recommendations with President Ursula von der Leyen, Commissioner Mariya Gabriel and Commissioner Stella Kyriakides in a joint letter, with the intention to expeditiously inform the ongoing policy efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This advance communication of their recommendations will be followed by the publication of a Joint Opinion shortly.

Recommendations on pandemic preparedness and management
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Joint letter
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Publication date
5 November 2020
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation