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Decentralised agency

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

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  • Role: Strengthening Europe's defences against infectious diseases
  • Director: Andrea Ammon
  • Established in: 2005
  • Number of staff: 290
  • Location: Stockholm (Sweden)
  • Website: ECDC

Latest information on COVID-19 from ECDC

What it does

  • Analyse and interpret data from EU countries on 52 communicable diseases and conditions, using the European Surveillance System (TESSy).
  • Provide scientific advice to the EU governments and institutions.
  • Ensure early detection and analysis of emerging threats to the EU.
  • Coordinate the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET) and the European Programme for Public Health Microbiology Training (EUPHEM).
  • Help EU governments prepare for outbreaks of disease.
  • Organise ESCAIDE, the European Scientific Conference on Applied Infectious Disease Epidemiology, an annual 3-day scientific conference.

Who benefits

  • the public health community in Europe, in particular
    • national & sub-national public health bodies in the EU/EEA
    • the EU institutions
    • other European policymakers
  • public health professionals, researchers, international organisations & national authorities outside Europe.


European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
infoatecdc [dot] europa [dot] eu
Phone number
+46 8 586 010 00
Fax number
+46 8 586 010 01
Postal address

Gustav III:s Boulevard 40
16973 Solna

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