Organised by the Belgian Biodiversity Platform on 6-7 October 2016

The report of the European One Health / Eco Health Workshop that took place on 6th and 7th October 2016 in Brussels has just been released.

The workshop was organised by the Belgian Community of Practice Biodiversity & Health, which is facilitated by the Belgian Biodiversity Platform.

The report provides an overview of the observations, conclusions and recommendations from the workshop in relation to a diversity of topics, including: 

  • Vectors and vector borne diseases 
  • Zoonotic diseases 
  • Cross-pollinating agro-eco-human health perspectives to reduce antimicrobial resistance threats 
  • Environmental and internal microbiome
  • Nature health benefits 
  • Evaluation and challenges/limitations of One Health 
  • Social science, transdisciplinarity and traditional knowledge systems 
  • OneHealth/EcoHealth in the Global South: interdisciplinarity capacity building in research and educational challenges 

The report also provides insights on challenges and ways forward with regard to: 

  • Data integration
  • Interdisciplinary and cross-sectorial collaboration
  • Developing soft skills
  • Recognition of One Health actions and research
  • How can interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary research get published.

Access the report online as 1-page view or 2-page view