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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.

As a first step in the inquiry, the Ombudsman sought to inspect certain documents related to the ECDC's role in gathering and assessing information about the COVID-19 crisis.