The VENICE website is a very useful place for information on vaccination across Europe.

The first VENICE was performed in the years 2006-2008, sponsored by EC-DG SANCO; VENICE II, committed and funded by ECDC, was carried out in the years 2009-2013. Twenty-seven EU member states and two EEA/EFTA countries (Iceland and Norway) participated in the project.

So far, the VENICE projects have sought to

  • develop a collaborative European network of experts working in immunisation programs;
  • share experience and expertise on vaccination;
  • design tools and procedures to facilitate exchanges;
  • Explore immunisation strategies, vaccination adverse events surveillance systems, modalities for vaccine coverage assessment, computerized immunisation registries;
  • Collect immunisation coverage data at European level

The Vaccine European New Integrated Collaboration Effort (VENICE) III project has been launched as an evolution of two previous projects (VENICE I and VENICE II).

Full details are available on the VENICE website at VENICE