In February 2017, the WHO Regional Office for Europe launched a capacity-building package on ERC in five steps to support country development or strengthening of ERC under IHR. The five-step package is a unique, sustained, country-tailored capacity-building project in ERC. It comprises:
- Plan writing
- Plan testing
- Plan adoption
The aim of ERC capacity-mapping – step two of the ERC five-step package – is to support countries in identifying their ERC strengths and weaknesses before WHO collaborative capacity-building. This activity is often conducted in conjunction with training and/or writing an ERC plan.