Network for Evaluation of One Health

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Creating impact for One Health and Ecohealth: advancements in implementation, evaluation and governance. 

The EU COST funded project Network for Evaluation of One Health (NEOH), the Belgian Community of Practice Biodiversity and Health and the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences (DISTAL) of the University of Bologna are organising a conference to discuss developments in One Health and EcoHealth thinking.


o   Conference: 10th – 11th of September 2018

o   Workshop: 12th September 2018

Venue: Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences (DISTAL), University of Bologna, Viale Giuseppe Fanin n. 44, Bologna (40127), Italy

The aim of the conference is to explore how EcoHealth and One Health approaches are being evaluated and implemented in practice, to learn about changes in institutional and regulatory structures at national and international levels and to discuss how the process of translating science into practice can be promoted further. The conference builds on the 2016 European OneHealth/EcoHealth workshop in Brussels.

We foresee the following themes for the conference:

  • The policy cycle and the evaluation of One Health and EcoHealth initiatives;
  • Knowledge integration and governance of One Health and EcoHealth;
  • Examples of One Health implementation at the institutional level, needs, barriers and success factors;
  • Collaboration between science and practice: a continuous interdisciplinary and intersectoral process.

The conference will take place on the 10th and 11th of September 2018. It will be a combination of keynote speaker presentations, oral and poster presentations, and parallel discussions sessions to explore in more depth topics that fall under the themes above. There will be a conference dinner that will offer the possibility for networking in a friendly atmosphere.

On the 12th of September 2018, there will be a NEOH workshop on how to use the tools for evaluation of One Health and implement the findings in practice. There will also be the opportunity for people to host their own workshops on the 12th of September; facilities are available.

Moreover, we offer the opportunity to host a parallel discussion session on the second day of the conference (11th of September).

If you have any questions or wish to host such a discussion session or workshop in line with the conference themes, please send your proposal with the topic, (co-)organisers and desired format of your session (presentations, discussion, dialogue-workshop, focus group, etc) by January 31st 2018 to:

  • Maurizio Aragrande ( and
  • Massimo Canali (

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