Working at the Centre

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is located in Stockholm, Sweden. The legal base for the Centre is Regulation (EC) No 851/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 establishing a European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control . ECDC's main source of funding is a subsidy from the EU general budget.

Staff working at the Centre are covered by the Staff Regulations of Officials and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European. Information on salaries and benefits can be found in this information sheet.


The work of the Centre is characterised by a high level of professionalism and efficiency. We believe each and every staff member’s contribution is important in making the Centre a good place to work with a strong team spirit. We can offer the opportunity to be an important part of a dynamically developing European Agency.

ECDC strives to be a quality-driven, service-minded organisation that acts as one team. We expect all staff to live these values:

Quality driven

Everything we deliver is useful. This means that we:

  • search for knowledge that improves our work,
  • handle others’ time and money with respect,
  • evaluate and learn from both success and mistakes,
  • challenge and take action when needed,
  • communicate the level of quality given the available resources.

Service minded 

We act on the needs of others. This means that we:

  • ask questions to understand,
  • keep our promises,
  • give a helping hand,
  • respond quickly,
  • make ourselves available.

One Team 

​We value contributions from everyone. This means that we:

  • listen to others and value diversity,
  • learn from others and share our knowledge,
  • receive and give constructive feedback,
  • meet, cooperate and coordinate our work with colleagues,
  • add value to the team.

Tasks and role of the ECDC

The mission of the Centre is to identify, assess and communicate current and emerging threats to human health from communicable diseases.

The Centre’s Structure

The Centre has a matrix structure in which public health functions are organised in units (vertical) and the disease specific work is carried out across the organisation (horizontal) in projects/programmes.