About the network

ESAC-Net (formerly ESAC) is a Europe-wide network of national surveillance systems, providing European reference data on antimicrobial consumption. ESAC-Net collects and analyses data on antimicrobial consumption from EU and EEA/EFTA countries, both in the community and in the hospital sector.

The collected data are used to provide timely information and feedback to EU and EEA/EFTA countries on indicators of antimicrobial consumption. These indicators provide a basis for monitoring the progress of EU and EEA/EFTA countries towards prudent use of antimicrobials.

The coordination of ESAC-Net was transferred from the University of Antwerp, Belgium to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control in July 2011.

Contact

For inquiries on ESAC-Net and its website, please contact the ESAC-Net contact persons at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). In case of technical problems or for any inquiries/feedback about the ESAC-Net interactive database, please contact the TESSy Helpdesk. 

Organisation

ESAC-Net management and coordination: ESAC-Net is managed and coordinated by ECDC and supported by a Coordination Group composed of experts selected among the nominated ESAC-Net contact points.

National institutions/organisations participating in ESAC-Net

Country

National institutes/organisations

Website

Austria

Ministry of Health

www.bmg.gv.at/

Belgium

Public Health, Food Chain Safety and EnvironmentScientific Institute of Public HealthUniversity of Antwerp (Laboratory of Medical Microbiology)National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI-RIZIV)

www.health.belgium.be www.wiv-isp.be www.ua.ac.bewww.inami.fgov.be/homefr.htm

Bulgaria

National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic DiseasesAlexander University Hospital, Medical University

www.ncipd.org

Croatia

Croatian Academy of Medical SciencesInterdisciplinary Section for Antibiotic Resistance Control (ISKRA), Ministry of Health

www.Iskra.bfm.hr

Cyprus

Directorate of Medical and Public Health ServicesPharmaceutical Services

www.moh.gov.cy

Czech Republic

Charles University, Faculty of pharmacy

www.faf.cuni.cz

Denmark

Statens Serum Institut

www.ssi.dk

Estonia

Health BoardState Agency of Medicines

www.terviseamet.ee www.ravimiamet.ee

Finland

National Institute for Health and Welfare

www.thl.fi

France

National Institute for Public Health SurveillanceAgency for the Safety of Health Products

www.invs.sante.fr www.ansm.sante.fr/

Germany

Robert Koch InstituteWissenschaftliches Institut der AOK (WIdO)

www.rki.dewww.wido.de

Greece

Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and PreventionNational Organization for Medicines

www.keelpno.gr www.eof.gr

Hungary

National Centre for Epidemiology University of  Szeged

www.oek.hu www.u-szeged.hu

Iceland

Centre of Health Security and Communicable Disease Control

www.landlaeknir.is/ www.lyfjastofnun.is/

Ireland

Health Protection Surveillance Centre

www.hpsc.ie

Italy

Ministry of HealthNational Institute of HealthItalian Medicines Agency

http://www.salute.gov.it www.simi.iss.it www.agenziafarmaco.gov.it

Latvia

The Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (CDPC) of LatviaState Agency of Medicines of Latvia

www.spkc.gov.lv www.vza.gov.lv

Lithuania

Institute of Hygiene

www.hi.lt

Luxembourg

Ministry of Health

www.ms.public.lu/fr/index.html

Malta

National Antibiotic Committee

www.nac.gov.mt   

Netherlands

National Institute for Public Health and the EnvironmentDutch working group on antibiotic policy

www.rivm.nl www.swab.nl

Norway

Norwegian Institute of Public Health

www.fhi.no

Poland

Ministry of HealthNational Institute of Public HealthNational Medicines Institute

www.mz.gov.pl www.pzh.gov.pl www.il.waw.pl

Portugal

National Authority of Medicines and Health Products

www.infarmed.pt

Romania

National Institute of Public Health

www.insp.gov.ro.

Slovakia

Comenius University

www.uniba.sk

Slovenia

National Institute of Public HealthUniversity Medical Centre Ljubljana

www.ivz.si/ www.4.kclj.si

Spain

National Centres of Microbiology and EpidemiologySpanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices (AEMPS)University Hospital Son EspasesUniversity Hospital of Bellvitge

 

www.aemps.gob.es www.hospitalsonespases.es/ www.bellvitgehospital.cat

Sweden

Public Health Agency of Sweden

http://www.folkhalsomyndigheten.se/

United Kingdom

Public Health EnglandHealth Protection ScotlandPublic Health AgencyUniversity of DundeeUniversity Hospital of South ManchesterPublic Health WalesThe British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

www.hpa.org.uk www.hps.scot.nhs.uk

www.dundee.ac.uk www.uhsm.nhs.uk www.wales.nhs.uk www.bsac.org.uk