About ECDC

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) was established in 2005. It is an EU agency aimed at strengthening Europe's defences against infectious diseases. It is located in Solna, Sweden.

ECDC works in three key strategic areas: it provides evidence for effective and efficient decision-making, it strengthens public health systems, and it supports the response to public health threats.

ECDC core functions cover a wide spectrum of activities: surveillance, epidemic intelligence, response, scientific advice, microbiology, preparedness, public health training, international relations, health communication, and the scientific journal Eurosurveillance.

ECDC disease programmes cover antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections; emerging and vector-borne diseases; food- and waterborne diseases and zoonoses; HIV, sexually transmitted infections and viral hepatitis; influenza and other respiratory viruses; tuberculosis; and vaccine-preventable diseases. All in all, ECDC monitors 52 communicable diseases.

Latest updates

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Single programming document 2019–2021

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54th Advisory Forum meeting minutes (25-26 September 2018)

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Catalogue of courses on prevention and control of communicable diseases

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54th Advisory Forum meeting minutes (25-26 September 2018)

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43rd Management Board meeting minutes, 19-20 June 2018

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53rd Advisory Forum meeting minutes (15-16 May 2018)

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