The objectives of EUROCAT

  • To provide essential epidemiological information on congenital anomalies in Europe.
  • To facilitate the early warning of teratogenic exposures.
  • To act as an information and resource center for the population, health professionals and managers regarding clusters of exposures or risk factors of concern.
  • To evaluate the effectiveness of primary prevention.
  • To assess the impact of developments in prenatal screening.
  • To provide a ready collaborative network and infrastructure for research related to the causes and prevention of congenital anomalies and the treatment and care of affected children.
  • To act as a catalyst for the setting up of registries throughout Europe collecting comparable, standardised data.