Continuous professional development (CPD)

ECDC offers continuous professional development that cover topics of interest for participants to keep abreast of developments in the field of communicable diseases and provide tools for the communication of public health evidence to decision-makers. Some of these courses are self-paced and available online at any time. Others are only for invited participants and not open for public enrolment.

Continuous professional development activities at ECDC aim to meet the institutional needs of the Coordinating Competent Bodies of Member States to sustain a workforce that is sufficiently skilled to effectively address cross-border health threats. 
In general, the target audience is professionals in EU/EEA Member States who can benefit from acquiring skills and competencies for addressing serious cross-borders threats to health. 

Professional exchange 

ECDC will also offer Professional Exchanges in 2023. These initiatives will provide an opportunity for the exchange of senior public health experts from Member States. Participants will be able to familiarise themselves with the working methods of other EU countries, creating a network among colleagues and support for the European dimension in public health cooperation and training. This training format is based on exchange visits and aims at providing bilateral learning opportunities. 

ECDC Virtual Academy (EVA) 

The ECDC Virtual Academy (EVA) platform hosts ECDC’s courses and presents a catalogue of the training offers.