WARFS was established at IUHPE in 2008. Since then much effort has been dedicated to writing a “White Paper”, as a tool to open discussion on the fundamental aspects and role of surveillance, and then to offer the result of this effort to all IUHPE members and other stakeholders. The revised White Paper was the object of a final discussion at the 7th international conference on surveillance (the first held under WARFS). In the same conference, a decision was taken to remain an IUHPE GWG, with the same mission and aims stated in the 2008 TOR and Action Plan.


For this reason, the present Action Plan reiterates the aims and objectives stated in the previous AP, projecting them into the future.