ECDC Country Support Strategy
Europe’s defences against communicable diseases is not stronger than its weakest links. While the Member States have the responsibility to ensure sufficient national preparedness and response capacities to prevent and control national health threats due to communicable diseases, ECDC has an important complementary role to support the efforts of the Commission and the Member States to ensure that capacities are adequate to meet the needs, especially by providing an EU dimension in addressing health threats of a potential cross-border importance.
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ECDC activities on country support
ECDC’s country support foresees "well-coordinated capacities across Europe to effectively prevent, detect, assess and control communicable diseases that threaten the health of the European population."Read more
ECDC’s mission and main activities
ECDC's mission is to identify, assess and communicate current and emerging threats to human health posed by infectious diseases.Read more
Preparedness aims to minimise the risks posed by communicable diseases and mitigate their impact during a public health emergency, regardless of the scale (local, regional, national, European). This requires the capacities and capabilities for effective planning, coordination, early detection, assessment, investigation, response to and communication in public health emergencies.Read more