ESCMID ECDC Observership



A group of 15 observers are offered a 5-day programme at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) in Stockholm, 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 1 September 1974).
  • 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:T.B.C. - postponed to 2021
Deadline for applications: T.B.C. - postponed to 2021
Date of visit: T.B.C. - postponed to 2021
How often? Once a year, but exceptionally not in 2020 

Submitting applications will be possible when the next call opens!


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).