Dear Colleague

ETHREAT (European Training for Health Professionals on Rapid Response to Health Threats) is a European Public Health Project launched in May 2005, and is funded by the European Commission. The aim of ETHREAT is to plan and develop an educational package containing the knowledge and training material necessary to empower European health professionals, including armed forces health personnel, to rapidly recognise and adequately respond to new public health threats, in the form of attacks with chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) agents. The project is co-ordinated by The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and there are five other country partners in the project consortium (Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland and UK).

Before designing the training programme the project team needs to address a number of important questions, including:

  1. What CBR training programmes are currently available?
  2. Do these programmes meet the needs of attendees?
  3. What should be the educational objectives, and content of a new training programme?

To enable us to address these, and other related questions we are conducting a web-based survey of relevant individuals in each of the 25 countries of the European Union. Completing either questionnaire should take no more than 10-15 minutes.

Please note that there are two questionnaires on the website, one targeted at Front-Line Health Professionals (e.g. doctors, nurses), and the other at Experts in this area. If you have not received an email specifying which of the two questionnaires to complete, we will leave it to your discretion to decide which questionnaire is most appropriate for you.

Thank you for your assistance in this matter
Yours sincerely,
Athena Linos (Associate Professor, Athens Medical School)
on behalf of


Contact information:
Eirini Andriopoulou (MSc)
Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology
Athens Medical School
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
75 Mikras Asias str.,
11527, Athens, Greece
Tel.: +30-210-7462059 / Fax.: +30-210-7462058


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