ESCMID Parity Commission

Who we are


The ESCMID Parity Commission (EPC) was founded to review and improve the representation of minorities and gender as well as geographic balance in the fields of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. The aim of the Parity Commission is: 1.) to improve gender representation and geographic balance within ESCMID and related educational activities 2.) to tutor young female scientists and scientists from resources-poor countries and from minority groups 3.) to link ESCMID and national societies to bridge the gap of gender, economical status and ethnicity.


Definition of Minorities by ESCMID Parity Commission


Minorities among healthcare workers are those discriminated in their professional career and/or underrepresented in scientific societies because of gender, age, sexual orientation, racial, regional, religious and/or political reasons without consideration of their personal achievements.


CAREer grant


The ESCMID CAREer Grant is aimed at ESCMID members working in the fields of clinical microbiology, infectious diseases and infection control who need support to advance their scientific career whilst looking after their children or suffering from an unexpected situation that prevents them from working full-time (disease, care of ill parents, …). Find out more about this grant here.


Main Activities


Here below you can find the ongoing and completed projects of the Parity Commission.