Final RESPOND conference in Barcelona

Title: Preparing for Pandemics: What About Mental Health?

Date: Thursday, 16 May 2024

Location: Barcelona School of Management, University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) Auditorium UPF – Balmes Building, C/ de Balmes, 132, 134, L’Eixample, 08008 Barcelona, Spain.

Programme and speakers: To access the programme and list of speakers, please click on the following link: Final program – final event Barcelona

This is the final conference organized by RESPOND, an EU-funded research project running from 2020 to 2024. The project aims to identify which groups are most at risk for adverse mental health effects due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to understand what determines that risk. RESPOND also examined whether mental health was included in the policy responses. Finally, RESPOND also implemented and adapted cost-effective programmes developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO): “Doing What Matters in Times of Stress” and “Problem Management Plus”, to help those in need, and identified effective strategies to improve health system preparedness in the event of a future pandemic.

During this event, RESPOND partners will present the final scientific results of the RESPOND project. There will also be a panel discussion with researchers, practitioners and policymakers to delve deeper into the implications and recommendations arising from the research.

Registration: Please click here to register.


Conference on health and policy responses to the pandemic in Brussels

Title: Promoting pandemic preparedness: health and policy responses to protect wellbeing and address social inequalities

Date: Thursday, 7 September 2023

Location: University Foundation, Rue d’Egmont 11, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Programme and speakers: To access the programme and list of speakers, please click on the following link: Conference Programme & List of Speakers.

This conference is organised by the RESPOND project, in collaboration with the COVINFORM, PERISCOPE, RESISTIRÉ, and SHARE-COVID19 projects. These projects were funded by a SARS-CoV-2 grant from the European Union, within the scheme “Innovative and rapid health-related approaches to respond to COVID-19 and to deliver quick results for society for a higher level of preparedness of health systems (SC1-PHE- CORONAVIRUS-2020-2)”.


International Symposium on Resilience Research in Mainz

Title: 9th International Symposium on Resilience Research

Date: 27-29 September 2023

Location: Mainz, Germany

RESPOND researchers Raffael Kalisch, Roberto Mediavilla, Papoula Petri-Romão, and Jutta Winterling will be speaking at the event. Please click on the following links for the programme and list of speakers.

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