Article 12 of the ECDC Founding Regulation gives details on the Centre’s role in communications:
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- The Centre shall communicate on its own initiative in the fields within its mission, after having given prior information to the Member States and to the Commission. It shall ensure that the public and any interested parties are rapidly given objective, reliable and easily accessible information with regard to the results of its work. In order to achieve these objectives, the Centre shall make available information for the general public, including through a dedicated website (...).
- The Centre shall act in close collaboration with the Member States and the Commission to promote the necessary coherence in the risk communication process on health threats.
- The Centre shall cooperate as appropriate with the competent bodies in the Member States and other interested parties with regard to public information campaigns.