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.
Achievements, challenges and major outputs 2017: Highlights from the Annual Report of the Director
29 Jun 2018 - This brochure briefly summarises the Centre’s accomplishments for the previous year. It covers all ECDC Disease Programmes and Programme activities, health communication, training activities and outbreak preparedness.
ECDC’s work plan 2019-2021: Guarding European public health
23 Jan 2019 - The latest ECDC work plan reinforces the role of ECDC as a strong and trusted partner for the EU Member States and the European Commission enabling and supporting them in protecting everyone in the EU equitably from communicable diseases.
Meetings and visits
Have you been invited to a meeting organised by ECDC? Here you will find important information relevant to your attendance/visit.