ASSET is a 48 month project to:
- Forge a partnership with complementary perspectives, knowledge and experiences to address effectively scientific and societal challenges raised by pandemics and associated crisis management
- Explore and map Science in Society related issues in global pandemics
- Define and test a participatory and inclusive strategy to succeed
- Identify necessary resources to make sustainable the action after the project completion
ASSET combines public health, vaccine and epidemiological research, social and political sciences, law and ethics, gender studies, science communication and media, to develop an integrated, transdisciplinary strategy, which will take place at different stages of the research cycle, combining local, regional and national levels.
ASSET High Level Policy Forum (ASSET HLPF)
One of TIEMS tasks in the project is to establish a Higl Level Policy Forum, recruit members to the Forum and get the Forum operational and addressing Epidemic and Pandemic issues, see
The first Forum meeting was held in Brussels 12th March 2015, see
The second Forum meeting was held in Copenhagen 15th January 2016, see
The third meeting in ASSET HLPF was held in Brussels 28th April 2017.
The following key topics in pandemics preparedness is discussed and concluded in a policy report from ASSET HLPF at the third ASSET HLPF meeting:
Participatory Governance in Public Health
Ethical Issues in Pandemic Preparedness Planning
The conclusions and recommendations of this discussion is found in this Policy Brief document from the High Level Policy Forum.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 612236.