ESCMID/WHO Observerships

The WHO/ESCMID Observership programme is currently on hold. We will inform members via our Website/Newsletter when the next call will take place.



A group of 10 observers are offered a 2 day programme at the WHO Regional Office for Europe, Division of Health Emergencies & Communicable Diseases (DEC) in Copenhagen, Denmark.


A detailed description of the ESCMID WHO Observership visit is published on the ECC profile of WHO Regional Office for Europe:

ECC profile WHO Regional Office for Europe


UN-City, WHO regional office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark

Eligibility criteria

  • Full or Young Scientist ESCMID members
  • Hold a relevant degree in infectious diseases, clinical microbiology and/or public health
  • No previous ESCMID Observership visit within the last 12 months
  • Have not participated in a previous ESCMID-WHO observership visit
  • Applicants must have a proven interest in public health, e.g. degree, research interest and/or experience
  • Applicants must have a strong interest in the WHO/public health fields

Selection criteria
Important dates for ESCMID WHO Observerships
Applications will be accepted from:T.B.D. - postponed until further notice
Deadline for applications:T.B.D. - postponed until further notice
Date of visit:T.B.D. - postponed until further notice
How often?Once a year - postponed until further notice

Applications for 2019 have been closed.


This is project funded by the ESCMID observership programme. For more information please read here or the FAQ document: 


After the visit, the Observer will be required to complete the official evaluation forms including a report to be published on the ESCMID Collaborative Centre website or in other ESCMID publications (including the name of Observers).