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.
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.