Report on Budget and Financial Management 2009
The core budget of the Centre increased from EUR 40.2 million in 2008 to EUR 50.7 million in 2009. In addition the cooperation with the European Commission on gradual integration of the Candidate and Potential candidate Countries for EU accession to ECDC programs led to the signature of a second grant agreement with duration of 2 years with DG Enlargement and a subsequent budget increase of EUR 0.4 million over 2009 and 2010. Budget execution at year end reached 95% in terms of commitment appropriations. The Finance section verified more than 750 commitments throughout the year, an increase of 63% compared to 2008 (460 commitments).