The ECDC training activities contribute to capacity strengthening and workforce development for disease prevention and control in the European Union.
ECDC partners with national and international public health organisations to provide applied, competency based training activities to professionals at national and community levels.
The ECDC training activities have three strategic targets:
- Capacity building: fellowships programmes such as the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET) and the EU Public Health Microbiology training programme (EUPHEM), and short courses for continuous professional development of public health professionals in the member states
- Strengthening European training networks: applied epidemiology training programmes, Mediterranean Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (MediPIET), contribution to training networks and instructional design support
- Virtual training centre function: FEM wiki a set of core training materials for intervention epidemiologists; ECDC Virtual Academy a learning management system to support on-line and blended learning activities; and the training extranet with restricted access
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