consortium meeting in Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain, 31. October 2019

The consortium of at the meeting venue in Barcelona

All pictures by Johanniter International

Over the last days of October, the consortium of the project met in Barcelona. Fundació Privada Hospital Asil de Granollers welcomed the participants of all partner organisations to the Spanish city to discuss the latest developments and future steps towards implementing the cybersecurity training for different target groups via workshops, lectures, online courses and a Summer School taking place in the coming year.   


The meeting started with a report of the project lead Interspread on the progress and status of the project that is running for eleven months to date. In preparation for the review meeting in 2020, the consortium reported their status of work and discussed the activities that need to be taken. This was followed by a presentation of Erasmus University Rotterdam who is involved in creating the project’s Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for training health care workers. The consortium discussed the structure, specified the content and its development as well as the registration process and the promotion to the addressed audiences. The JOIN Office presented the structure and agenda of the Summer School that will be held in June 2020 for trainers and health care professionals. The Summer School will provide specific knowledge to management professionals in healthcare organisation on promoting a cybersecurity culture within their organisations. This consists of understanding the threats, scenarios and impacts, creating and developing the cybersecurity culture by addressing key issues such as training of medical and administrative staff, situational awareness and risk management. Subsequently, the partners agreed on the content of the schedule that ensured audience engagements and specified the framing programme and activities for the participants.


On the second day, the consortium participated in the 5th ENISA eHealth Security Conference and attended presentations and penal discussions on current cybersecurity approached in hospitals and strategies on raising the level of awareness.


The third day was dedicated to discussing the Open Information and Awareness Hub and platform as well as the training promotion and the strategy for project publications.


The next consortium meeting will take place in Vienna in April 2020.