ESCMID ECDC Observership

New call for 2023 ESCMID/ECDC Observership

The new call for the ECDC observership will be opened from 30 May to 28 June 2023. The observership period is planned for 16-20 October 2023.



A group of 20 observers are offered a 5-day programme at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in Solna, Stockholm County, Sweden.



A detailed description of the ESCMID ECDC Observership is published on the ECC profile:

ECC profile ECDC


European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in Solna, Sweden

Eligibility criteria

  • Full or Young Scientist ESCMID members
  • Hold a relevant degree in infectious diseases and/or public health
  • Applicants must be 45 years-of-age or younger (birthdate on or after 20 October 1977).
  • Applicants must be early-to mid-career scientists with a maximum of 10 years years of full-time employment (not including training).
  • No previous ESCMID Observership visit within the last 24 months
  • Have not participated in a previous ESCMID-ECDC 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 ECDC/public health fields

Selection criteria
Important dates for the ESCMID ECDC Observership
Applications will be accepted from:30 May 2023, 12:00 CEST
Deadline for applications:28 June 2023, 12:00 CEST
Date of visit:16-20 October 2023
How often?Once a year


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).