Disease and laboratory networks
The main mode for ECDC to interact with the Member States on scientific and technical work is within networks linked to Competent Bodies in the countries.
ECDC is a member of the European Union (EU) family, and receives funding from the EU budget. The EU Institutions and Member States are therefore ECDC’s most important partners.
Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-associated Infections Programme
The programme covers diseases caused by antimicrobial-resistant microorganisms in the community and in hospitals, as well as all healthcare-associated infections.
European Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses Network (FWD-Net)
The FWD-Net network advises ECDC and contributes to strengthening surveillance and prevention of 21 food- and waterborne diseases and zoonoses in the EU/EEA, in close collaboration with EFSA, WHO and global public health partners. Activities include microbiology capacity building, EQA schemes and harmonization of laboratory-based surveillance.
Healthcare-associated Infections Surveillance Network (HAI-Net)
Outsourced microbiological support to hospital-based surveillance of CDI aims to increase the capacity of laboratories in EU/EEA Member States to perform diagnostic practices with high diagnostic accuracy and acquire comparable typing data from C. difficile isolates.
HIV/AIDS, sexual transmitted infections and viral hepatitis Programme
This programme was set up in September 2006. The programme covers chlamydia infection, gonorrhoea, syphilis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV infection and AIDS.
European Network for HIV/AIDS Surveillance
HIV/AIDS surveillance in Europe is jointly coordinated by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe, collecting data from all 53 countries in the European region.
Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses Programme
The Programme aims to support European bodies and Member States in the enactment of European Council Recommendations and Communications on seasonal influenza immunisation and pandemic preparedness.