ESWI activities

Respiratory Virus Summit 2023
21 June 2023
Brussels & Online
9th Influenza Conference 2023
17 - 20 September 2023
ESWI Airborne
Meet the members in the podcast series ESWI Airborne. These educational and captivating talks give an insight into the fascinating world of respiratory viruses moderated by our host Clare Taylor.
ESWI webinar series 2021
How can countries cope with more than one major respiratory virus spreading, while non- pharmaceutical interventions are being loosened week by week?


Pandemic preparedness: How will the international treaty help respond to unforeseen shocks?
Brussels & Online
The COVID crisis profoundly transformed the health policy landscape and collaboration mechanisms in Europe and the rest of the world.
Managing the growing burden of respiratory infections in the EU
A viral trifecta is raising alarm bells in Europe. The coronavirus and the surge of respiratory infections strain health systems already pushed beyond their limits. What tools can help the health systems better cope during seasonal infections?
World Vaccine Congress
The World Vaccine Congress is the largest, most established meeting dedicated to vaccines.
European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
ECCMID has become one of the most comprehensive and influential congresses in the field of infection and an exciting networking place bringing together >14,000 colleagues from all over the world.
Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2023
Birmingham, UK
The Microbiology Society Annual Conference 2023 will take place Monday 17 April–Thursday 20 April 2023 at Birmingham International Convention Centre. It will consist of scientific symposia, workshops, fora, Prize Lectures and Hot Topics and much more.
World Immunization Week 2023
World Immunization Week, celebrated in the last week of April, aims to highlight the collective action needed and to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease.

Education hub

EU Ministers of Health expressed their full support for the EU Global Health Strategy
The strategy, presented by the European Commission on 30 November 2022, puts global health forward as an essential pillar of EU external policy
Policy priorities for protecting adults at risk of severe illness from RSV
IFA participated in the generation of a new report by the Health Policy Partnership to build awareness of the impact of RSV in adults and highlight opportunities to reduce its burden on society through appropriate prevention, diagnosis, and care.
Influenza A(H5N1) detection in two asymptomatic poultry farm workers in Spain, September to October 2022: suspected environmental contamination
In autumn 2022, the Spanish Influenza National Reference Laboratory (NRL) confirmed the detection of influenza A(H5N1) in samples from two asymptomatic workers linked to an outbreak in a poultry farm in Spain.
Celebrating ESWI 30 years!
Who would have taken virus isolation for granted 30 years ago? How and why did ESWI transform from a pure virology-based network to one encompassing a public health perspective?

ESWI networks & communities

Influenza Diabetes Community

The Influenza Diabetes Community (IDC) unites scientists, healthcare professionals, patient -and other stakeholder organisations to discuss, share best practices and to network with the objective to raise awareness of the burden of influenza, Covid-19 and RSV in people living with diabetes.

Young Scientists Network

Some of the best and most innovative ideas come from young scientists, and young scientists are the future of the influenza field. For this reason, ESWI has been actively encouraging the careers of young scientists for many years.