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Call for Stakeholders | In-person workshop for co-creation


We are excited to extend to you an invitation to participate in an important stakeholder workshop focused on the development of an Early Warning System (EWS) for sand fly-borne health infections and diseases and scenarios for its adoption. The system is currently under development by the CLIMOS consortium, under the coordination of Dra Carla Maia, from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, in Portugal.

Given the critical role that policy makers and advisers have in the development of EWS and scenarios, your participation in this event is indispensable.

We are looking for:

  • Veterinarians
  • Researchers in vector borne diseases
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Animal right organisation representatives
  • Dog shelters Associations
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Policy makers
  • Human Leishmaniasis Patients Associations

We would like to take the opportunity to invite you to share your thoughts, comments and expertise in a two-day event that will take place in Berlin on the 28th and 29th of May at the office of the Helmholtz Association.

We are earnestly hope you will be able to join us.

Event Overview:

1st Day: Ideal EWS Creation

  • Time: Afternoon session (12:00 – 18:00) followed by a dinner
  • Aim: To gather user requirements and technological insights from stakeholders to formulate the ideal EWS.
  • Methodology: Focus groups will convene, with stakeholders of similar backgrounds collaborating to outline their vision of an ideal EWS.
  • Justification: This session will provide crucial input for the development of the EWS functionality and for elaborating the scenarios for its adoption.

2nd Day: Scenario Co-Creation

  • Time: Morning session (8:00 – 14:00) followed by lunch
  • Aim: Collaboratively expand and elaborate on four plausible scenarios for the adoption of an EWS to contain the spread of sand-fly borne diseases.
  • Methodology: Utilizing the World Café format, stakeholders will engage in three rounds of interactive discussions to refine scenario drafts.
  • Justification: The outcomes of this session will help us elaborate on the initial scenarios and inform subsequent workshops with local communities, enhancing their preparedness and response capabilities.

Travel expenses will be compensated by the CLIMOS project in accordance with EU-funding rules (European travels). Details will follow after your confirmation.

To register your interest, please send an email to: until the 1st of May.

Looking forward to your positive response and the opportunity to collaborate towards enhancing emergency preparedness and response strategies.