ECDC's partnerships and networks

The main mode for ECDC to interact with the Member States on scientific and technical work is within networks linked to Competent Bodies in the countries. In each Member State there is a Coordinating Competent Body (CCB) with a National Coordinator (NC) responsible for institutional contacts with ECDC, as well as National Focal Points (NFPs) and Operational Contacts Points (OCP) responsible for strategic and operational collaboration on technical and scientific issues for specific diseases areas and public health functions. The various networks consist of NFPs and OCPs within the areas of ECDC work.
Common terms of reference for the NFPs, OCPs, and Network Coordination Committees have been developed in order to consolidate the structures, functions, and work processes of the networks.