Name of the course is in the box Title. The parent page should be All curricula.


 2 to 5 days visit. Flexibility in dates 

Hosted by an institution in an EU/EEA country, identified in advance by the applicant



Main objectives are:

  • To build the development of high quality analytical and technical capacity and capability in national public health reference laboratories
  • To share knowledge and expertise between the host country and the beneficiary

To improve the detection, investigation and response to emerging food and waterborne and zoonotic disease outbreaks

Target audience

 All technical experts working in an EU/EEA public health institute or laboratory at the national, regional or local level

Selection criteria


In accordance with the Terms of Reference, the general criteria and the content and learning objectives set out within the application.

The application will be weighted according to the points allocated in the application form. 

Furthermore, applications require:

  1. A FWD, Legionnaire or CJD Disease link
  2. National and EU relevance and recognised public health value
  3. Applicants should be identified by their National Coordinators or National Focal Points



The scope of the training may include, but is not limited to:

  • Diagnostics, confirmation and further characterisation of isolates or directly from clinical samples, including molecular typing and sequence-based methods
  • Quality assurance in a laboratory

Outbreak detection, investigation and management

Methods / format

 Short-term placement / visit in an equivalent laboratory or institute in another country. Hands-on training / twinning format

Competencies to be acquired

 Self-determined by the applicant

Link to training material