ESCMID ECDC Observership

New call for 2022 ESCMID/ECDC Observership

We are happy to announce that the ESCMID/ECDC Observership will resume in 2022, with a new call opening from 2nd June to 30th June 2022. The observership period is planned for 10th-14th October 2022. Although governments are progressively lifting COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend staying in close contact with the ESCMID office once an observership is granted, in case of new developments regarding COVID-19 restrictions.


A group of 20 observers (5 more than previous years) 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 10 October 1976).
  • 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:2nd June 2022, 12:00 CEST
Deadline for applications:30th June 2022, 12:00 CEST
Date of visit:10th-14th October 2022
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).