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How the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control gathered and assessed information during the COVID-19 crisis

In the context of wider strategic work on the response of the EU administration during the COVID-19 crisis, the Ombudsman has also been examining the work of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). This included particular focus on how the ECDC has been able to gather and assess the data that underpins its work.

In addition to inspecting documents related to the ECDC's role in managing information about the COVID-19 crisis, the Ombudsman also conducted a meeting with ECDC representatives. Building on this inspection and meeting, the Ombudsman decided to look into certain specific aspects of the ECDC’s work in greater detail.