Transparency and independence
As stated in ECDC’s Founding Regulation, “the confidence of the Community institutions, the general public and interested parties in ECDC is essential. For this reason, it is vital to ensure its independence, high scientific quality, transparency and efficiency”.
Annual Declarations of Interest and Declarations of Commitment from the Director and Heads of Unit are published online to ensure that they do not, in the performance of their duties, deal with matters in which they may, directly or indirectly, have a personal interest that could impair their independence.
Declarations of interest and commitment
The Advisory Forum advises the Director of the Centre on the quality of the scientific work undertaken by ECDC.Read more
As an independent EU Agency, ECDC reports to a Management Board whose members are nominated by the Member States, the European Parliament and the European Commission.Read more