Independence Policy


This policy applies to members and alternates of the ECDC Management Board (MB) and Advisory Forum (AF), other individuals working on behalf of ECDC, including interims, as well as contractors and external experts participating in activities in which their evidence, expert opinion and advice may influence the scientific position of ECDC, regardless of their official job title or function. This policy does not cover ECDC staff members that are subject to the provisions of the EU Staff Regulations and Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union, which includes the ECDC Director and the members of the Senior Management Team (SMT). There is a separate policy and internal procedure which applies to ECDC staff members.