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:
- Capacity mapping
- Plan writing
- Plan testing
- Plan adoption
Training – step one of the ERC five-step package – helps multisectoral health communication response partners to develop and exercise skills in risk communication in addressing public health threats. ERC training sessions are often conducted in conjunction with ERC capacity mapping and/or plan development.