IDAlert: Infectious Disease decision-support tools and Alert systems
As our planet heats up due to climate change, outbreaks of vector-borne and zoonotic diseases – diseases that spread from insects, animals to humans – are increasing and expanding to new parts of the world, in particular in Europe. Warmer temperatures, more variable rainfall, and the loss of biodiversity influence the survival and spread of zoonotic pathogens, and the reproduction and geographic location of their vectors or host animals, such as mosquitoes, ticks or wild birds.
IDAlert’s approach expands the IPCC’s framework of hazard, exposure, vulnerability and risk by including the One Health approach integrating animals, humans and the environment, allowing to contribute significantly to research at the intersection of One Health, infectious diseases, and climate change.
IDAlert will develop a systematic way to collect, analyse and communicate information about the direct and indirect effects of climate change at the human–animal–environment interface.
Collaborative Research EU Horizon Europe funded project
A participatory approach through iterative engagement, co-design, exchange processes and workshops is at the heart of the project. This will guide the research and ensure outputs address and respond to actual needs. IDAlert will work with stakeholders at European, regional, and local levels, including citizens, policy makers from the health sectors (human and animal), climate policy stakeholders, and landscape designers. They will be proactively engaged with in the project implementation using a co-design, co-production and co-dissemination process.
Co-design IDAlert will bring together consortium researchers and non-academic partners to jointly develop the research project and define research questions that meet collective interests and needs.
Co-production Research outputs will be widely disseminated leveraging stakeholder networks to maximise impact, and ensuring relevance of the research for health and climate change decision-makers, and that outputs are aligned with end-user needs.
Co-dissemination Research outputs will be widely disseminated leveraging stakeholder networks to maximise impact, and ensuring relevance of the research for health and climate change decision-makers, and that outputs are aligned with end-user needs.
Climate-Health Cluster The project, IDAlert, is one of the six projects that form the climate-health cluster. The Climate-Health Cluster is a Horizon Europe cooperation between 6 European research and innovation projects. We collaborate to increase the societal and policy impact of EU-funded research linked to climate, health and policy.
The six Horizon Europe projects, BlueAdapt, CATALYSE, CLIMOS, HIGH Horizons, IDAlert, and TRIGGER, form the climate change and health cluster.