Language policy

Key publications for the general public are provided in all official EU languages, plus Icelandic and Norwegian, within available budget. Due to the high cost of translation, content targeted at the expert community is provided in English only.

However, some documents targeted at less technical audiences, for example, policymakers, are also translated after consultation with the Member States, via their National Focal Points (NFPs) for communication, considering the public health relevance in each target language and weighting it against the cost implications.

Job vacancies are translated into all official EU languages.

The European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) campaign website and the European Vaccination Information Portal (EVIP) are translated into all official EU languages; EAAD is also available in  Icelandic and Norwegian. 

EAAD is an annual European public health initiative that takes place on 18 November to raise awareness about the threat to public health of antibiotic resistance and the importance of prudent antibiotic use.

EVIP is a website that provides accurate, objective, up-to-date evidence on vaccines and vaccination. It is an initiative of the European Union and was developed following the Council Recommendation on Strengthened Cooperation against Vaccine-preventable diseases; in was created in close coordination with the European Commission DG Sante and the European Medicines Agency.

Translated publications


Achievements, challenges and major outputs 2018: Highlights from the Annual Report of the Director

Corporate publication -

This brochure briefly summarises the Centre’s accomplishments for the previous year. It covers all ECDC Disease Programmes, public health communication, training activities and outbreak preparedness.


HEPSA – health emergency preparedness self-assessment tool, User guide

Technical guidance -

HEPSA is used to evaluate levels of preparedness, identify potential gaps, identify vulnerabilities, and detect areas for improvement – with the goal to strengthen overall preparedness capacities for public health emergencies. This user guide provides basic information on the self-assessment process.

Page last updated 24 Apr 2020