In times of COVID-19, don’t give up on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and stay united to preserve antimicrobials.

We are now facing the possibility of a future where antibiotics will no longer be effective due to the antimicrobial resistance. What can you do as a healthcare specialist? Watch our animation and take a stance against AMR!

EAAD 2020 digital campaign. Get informed. Get involved!

Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety

„We must work together to ensure, we do not roll from one global health catastrophe into the next.”


Dr Andrea Ammon, ECDC Director

„Infections with AMR are like a multitude of small fires scattered across Europe and the world, that are much less visible than the current monster firestorm that is COVID-19.”

Dr Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe

„Together we must stop the COVID-19 crisis in becoming the AMR catastrophe.”


Dr Bernhard Url, EFSA Director

“Close coordination is also needed on EU level when it comes to communication of antimicrobial resistance. We cannot lower our guard.”

Dr Thomas Steffen, German State Sectretary of the Federal Ministry of Health

„The COVID-19 pandemic shows the dramatic consequences of an infection for which no effective therapy is available. We must take all opportunities to learn from each other (…).”

Pr Stephan Harbarth, DRIVE-AB project, Geneva University Hospitals

„We have to make sure that all AMR partnerships and initiatives of the last decade don’t get lost because of this huge pandemic.”


Pr Evelina Tacconelli, Università di Verona

„The new emergency gave us a very good example on how the community can react rapidly, when there is a high burden on patients.”

Pr Alexander Friedrich, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

„It will be in the next decades an increasing challenge to control the antimicrobial resistance spreading within the population.”


Pr Marie-Cécile Ploy, EU Joint Action on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-Associated (EU-JAMRAI)

„We need to find ways to engage all sectors of society and ensure they feel part of the solution, because we all have a role to play in the fight against antimicrobial resistance”.

Getting the message out in YOUR country. Check who has joined this year's campaign to promote prudent antibiotic use in YOUR language!

Social media influencers all across the EU have teamed up to share messages on fighting antimicrobial resistance.

*The list is being updated.

  1. Austria: coming soon!
  2. Belgium: elisabethpsn
  3. Bulgaria: coming soon!
  4. Croatia: Natko Beck
  5. Cyprus: coming soon!
  6. Czechia: coming soon!
  7. Denmark: coming soon!
  8. Estonia: Karmen Joller & Merilin Taimre
  9. Finland: Lääkäri Anni Saukkola
  10. France: coming soon!
  11. Germany:
  12. Greece:
  13. Hungary:
  14. Ireland: Dr. Laura Lenihan & Dr. Doireann O’Leary
  15. Italy: Dr. Ambra
  16. Latvia: dr.Katrina Purina-Liberte
  17. Lithuania: Mamytologija
  18. Luxembourg: Jeff Schreiner
  19. Malta:
  20. Netherlands: Erik Michels
  21. Poland: Crazy nauka
  22. Portugal: Margarida Santos
  23. Romania: Dr. Carmen Totolici & Dr. Mihail Pautov
  24. Slovakia: coming soon!
  25. Slovenia: coming soon!
  26. Spain: muymedico
  27. Sweden:
  28. UK: Sara Cucciniello

European Antibiotic Awareness Day

This year fully online. Follow #EAAD on social media!


Thanks to EU-JAMRAI*, from 2020 on, everyone involved in the fight against AMR can use a global symbol to raise awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance. Read more about it below or on EU-JAMRAI’s website here.

*EU JAMRAI a European Union Joint Action on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Healthcare-Associated Infections (HCAI).

Don’t forget to craft your AMR symbol and wear it proudly!