On 26 of April 2018, National ECDC Correspondents from EU enlargement countries gathered in the new premises of ECDC for their annual meeting to reflect on achievements and set goals for the future. Key coordinators from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Turkey discussed the lessons learned, added value and future priorities for ECDC’s support for the countries.

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Value-added cooperation to exchange experiences, support to strengthening public health microbiology systems and services, regional collaboration on One Health approach to combat antimicrobial resistance in Western Balkans, and further support for implementation of post-assessment action plans were agreed as key top priorities for ECDC’s technical cooperation with EU enlargement countries.


The meeting also marked 10 years anniversary of ECDC’s cooperation with Western Balkans and Turkey.