Assessing communicable disease control and prevention in EU enlargement countries

toolkit technical guidance

This technical document presents a package of tools for the assessment of public health capacities of enlargement countries (EU Candidate Countries and EU Potential Candidate Countries) in the area of communicable disease prevention and control. ECDC has been working with enlargement countries since 2006 in order to strengthen their capacities to implement EU legislation, fulfil the necessary requirements, and meet a core set of accession criteria in this field.

​About the assessment package

This technical document presents a package of tools for the assessment of public health capacities of enlargement countries (EU Candidate Countries and EU Potential Candidate Countries) in the area of communicable disease prevention and control. ECDC has been working with enlargement countries since 2006 in order to strengthen their capacities to implement EU legislation, fulfil the necessary requirements, and meet a core set of accession criteria in this field.
Further guidance to EU enlargement countries in the area of communicable disease prevention and control is subject to the results of the assessment as described in this document.

Components of the assessment package

The main document is available as a PDF and contains a comprehensive set of assessment and evaluation materials, complete with instructions and templates.
Due to its size and structure, the self-assessment questionnaire was omitted from the PDF. Instead, it can be downloaded as a stand-alone Word document. It was designed as a fillable form, with text entry fields marked in grey.
In addition, there are several smaller report and table templates which are contained in the main PDF document, but also available as a separate download (Word format).