The Brussels Resolution

At the launch meeting of the European Sepsis Alliance in March 2018 in Brussels, the Brussels Resolution was adopted by the participants.

Said resolution urges the European Commission, Council of Ministers, and the European Parliament:

  • To endorse the WHO Resolution on Sepsis and to encourage all European countries accordingly to develop national Action Plans and strategies to improve prevention, recognition, management, and rehabilitation of sepsis;

  • To support a comprehensive Pan-European infection management strategy with sepsis as a key element

  • To promote awareness on sepsis by organizing an European Sepsis Week around World Sepsis Day (September 13th)

  • To encourage and support the European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) to engage in sepsis education for citizens and healthcare professionals following the shining example of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US and similar initiatives in the UK and elsewhere,

  • To consider the inherent links between AMR, ICP and sepsis in the new resolution of the EU Parliament to tackle antimicrobial resistance;

  • To expand existing EU research programs on Infection control and AMR to better understand the human, medical, and economic burden of sepsis for Europe and to support the development of innovations to shorten and improve the diagnosis and management of sepsis and reduce the burden of its sequelae for survivors.

The ESA remains committed to the demands of the Brussels Resolution and is working relentlessly to implement them.