Strategic and performance analysis of ECDC response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Corporate publication

In an effort to continuously improve its performance, the Centre commissioned an external assessment of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic for the period January - September 2020. This analysis grounds its conclusions and recommendations on a desk research, a comprehensive stakeholder consultation, and a benchmarking and learning exchange with other similar organisations. The aim was to obtain a good evidence base to propose practical recommendations related to the support ECDC provides to the Member States and the European Commission, the collaboration with key partners and the internal organisation of the COVID-19 operations.

The report was presented to ECDC Management Board meeting 25 November 2020 with specific focus on its 26 recommendations, and is currently used as a basis for an action plan defined by ECDC management.