RACVIAC representatives attend the “Second Croatian Congress on Biosafety and Biosecurity”

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RACVIAC representatives are attending the “Second Croatian Congress on Biosafety and Biosecurity (CROBIB)” organized by the Croatian Medical Association, the Croatian Society for Biosafety and Biosecurity (HDBIB) in Zagreb, Hotel “Westin” on May 25-27, 2023. RACVIAC – Centre for Security Cooperation is one of the co-organizers of this Congress.

This gathering is envisioned as a platform where top national and international experts will exchange their knowledge and experience on topics related to biosafety and biosecurity. One of the goals of the Congress is to present the experiences, knowledge and lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic so that they can be used effectively during similar future challenges.

Furthermore, discussions will be held about biosecurity strategies in the country and abroad, military and police activities in ensuring biosecurity and biosafety, the latest diagnostic tools, the influence of migration and wars on the dynamics of infectious diseases, the importance of cooperation of ecology, agronomy, forestry and veterinary medicine and the “one health” approach, transmission of dangerous disease agents in hospital conditions, emergency preparedness strategy for defense against biological threats, teaching biosafety and biosecurity in the educational system of the Republic of Croatia and numerous other topics.

The Opening remarks, on behalf of RACVIAC, were delivered by MG Slaven Zdilar, Deputy Director, in which he emphasized the role of RACVIAC when it comes to Biosafety and Biosecurity. “This Congress aligns with RACVIAC commitment to promoting regional cooperation and security in South East Europe. RACVIAC recognizes the importance of biosafety and biosecurity as integral components of a comprehensive approach to security. By strengthening national capacities and fostering regional collaboration in this domain, we can effectively address shared challenges and contribute to a safer and more secure future for our region”, he concluded.

This event has gathered experts from academia, government institutions, international organizations and industry, fostering a collaborative environment where diverse perspectives will be exchanged and critical issues of biosafety and biosecurity will be addressed.