Indicators and data

Injury database

The European Injury Data Base (IDB) is a data source that contains standardised cross-national information on the external causes of injuries treated in emergency departments (EDs) in the EU. The database provides information on non-fatal unintentional injuries such as home injuries, sports and leisure, workplace and road injuries; in addition to intentional injuries resulting from violence and self-harm.

As injuries are an important and largely preventable health problem, the IDB provides users with relevant information for public health and consumer safety policies and actions within the EU.

The currently available IDB-data are produced voluntarily by member states in the framework of projects co-funded by the EU-Health Programme. The EU-database is hosted by the European Commission, DG SANTE (Health and Food Safety), to provide central access to data delivered by the participating countries. All information about IDB provided at this web-gate can be also downloaded as a brochure.

IDB - purpose & methods


Public access

Restricted access



IDB project is co-funded under the EU-Health programme and managed by Eurosafe. Information available on this page was produced by Eurosafe. Views expressed in this text do not necessarily represent the point of view of the European Commission. The European Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included on this webpage.