As the Earth's temperature continues to rise and human acidity in the Arctic region increases, it is likely that more permafrost will thaw, potentially releasing pathogens that have been frozen for thousands of years. In this scope, it is important to consider how policymakers, pharmaceutical companies and scientists at all levels can cooperate to continue monitoring the permafrost and studying the potential risks associated with lost infections in order to better understand and mitigate any potential dangers. With that in mind, we have to ask ourselves: How can the EU encourage further research about viruses in permafrost ? How to protect local populations from possible contamination by such viruses? How could the EU prepare itself and enhance cooperation in regard to further pandemics?