Strategies for disease-specific programmes 2010–2013
This document sets out the strategic priorities for all six ECDC disease-specific programmes from 2010 to 2013 based on a short description of the epidemiological background, context in which ECDC works on that specific disease or disease group, and defined gaps that require action at the European Union (EU) level.
Surveillance of communicable diseases in the European Union - A long-term strategy: 2008-2013
This long-term vision and strategy on the future surveillance of communicable diseases in the EU has been developed to help direct the decisions for the long-term development of the European surveillance system.
Long-term surveillance strategy 2014-2020
The main focus of this strategy will be for ECDC to work together with other key stakeholders to ensure that Member States are able to develop and maintain efficient and effective national surveillance systems, despite the financial pressures that can be expected over the coming years.
Long-term Surveillance Strategy 2014-2020 (revised)
This is the revised version of the long-term surveillance strategy for 2014–2020. It is divided into 17 targets under six priority areas, each with strategic actions to reach them, their European added value and impact on the Member States as well as risks and their possible mitigation.
The previous version is found below.
Framework for a strategy for infectious disease surveillance in Europe
Good surveillance data are the cornerstone for public health action and planning, as well as for policy making. Europe is facing new challenges. With increasing globalization and interconnecting in the world and with free movement of people and goods across the borders, diseases move fast around the globe and disease outbreaks are increasingly often multi-national.