About Us

The Covid-19 pandemic reviled the importance of One Health (OH) approach beyond the limited antimicrobial resistance (AMR) framework. The OH concept recognizes that human health is tightly connected to the health of animals and the environment. The importance of this approach is reinforced in the EU by the formation of a consortium of 41 European laboratories and research centers, distributed in 19 participating European member states. Above mentioned demonstrates the concern of the EU on OH issues and shows that the EU is a leader in addressing these aspects. Promoting OH and sustainability is the top of five priorities of recently accepted Federation of Veterinarians of Europe Strategy 2021-2025.

The objective of this project is to organize a new course on EU OH framework and policies. This module aims to promote understanding of the key elements of the OH approach of the EU. The course will have an added value from the point of developing and modernizing the curricula and understanding the role of the EU as a best practice region in OH policy, and providing students with relevant knowledge for the sustainable global future. The activities will facilitate future engagement in EU OH framework and understanding of theories and general notions about OH concept through the transfer of information and expertise to the involved and interested parties.

Participation of European expert from OH research consortium will allow for dissemination of best practices in Ukraine.

The key points of the project refer to:

  • the partnership between the specialists from different Ukrainian and European scientific
    community in the fields of foodborne zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance and emerging
    threats, academia, and the secondary schools for sharing European scientific knowledge and
    practical experience on prevention and control of biological hazards for human health;
  • the development and delivery of training with a specific focus on One Health, providing a
    sustainable framework for educational integration;
  • the transfer of expertise in the field of European approach to the One Health concept from
    academia to the secondary schools;
  • the promotion of food safety research in Ukraine by training, education and communication
    based on the EU principals, as well as exchange and communication with national and
    international stakeholders;
  • the formation of trainers from the secondary schools by promoting new perspectives of
    European approach to One Health;
  • the fostering harmonization and standardization of the reference documents and legislation
    by bringing together scientific and technical expertise in the field of foodborne zoonoses,
    antimicrobial resistance and emerging threats;

    In this context, we intend to form and transfer expertise in general principles of European
    approach to One Health concept, the EU requirements and legislation. Our goal is to develop
    a mechanism to stimulate and promote learning the EU principals under One Health concept
    in secondary and tertiary education by transferring research, methodological and teaching