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Competent Bodies

The ECDC Founding Regulation states that ECDC in its relations with the Member States cooperates with the competent bodies operating in the technical field of ECDC, in particular in the area of surveillance (article 3, paragraph 2), responses to health threats (article 4), scientific opinions, scientific and technical assistance, collection of data and identification of emerging health threats (article 5, paragraph 4) and public information campaigns (article 12, paragraph 3).

Since 2012, a system is in place with a designated Coordinating Competent Body (CCB) in each Member State. Interactions between ECDC and the CCBs work at three levels based on a chain of delegations:

1. High-level relational and coordination interactions between ECDC and the CCBs works at the level of a National Coordinator.

2. Strategic and overarching interactions related to a specific disease group or public health function works at the level of National Focal Points.

3. Technical and operational interactions related to specific area within the domains of a disease group or public health function works at the level of the Operational Contact Points.

  1. Each Member State decides to which level it will delegate the interactions. The exact rules of the CCB system are outlined in an CCB implementation document  with Terms of Reference for the various actors as annexes.
 

 Coordinating competent Bodies

 
Austria
Federal Ministry of HealthRadetzkystrasse 2Vienna1031http://www.bmg.gv.at/
Belgium
Scientific Institute of Public HealthRue Juliette Wytsman 14Brussels1050http://www.wiv-isp.be
Belgium
Scientific Institute of Public HealthRue Juliette Wytsman 14Brussels1050http://www.wiv-isp.be/
Bulgaria
National Centre of Infectious and Parasitic DiseasesYanko Sakazov Blvd. 26Sofia1504http://www.ncipd.org
Croatia
Croatian National Institute of Public HealthRockefellerova 7Zagreb10000http://www.hzjz.hr/epocetna.htm
Cyprus
Directorate of Medical and Public Health Services1 ProdromouNicosia1449http://www.moh.gov.cy/moh/moh.nsf/index_en/index_en
Czech Republic
National Institute of Public HealthŠrobárova 48Prague 1010042http://www.szu.cz
Denmark
Danish Health and Medicines AuthorityAxel Heides Gade 1Copenhagen2300http://www.sundhedsstyrelsen.dk/English.aspx
Estonia
Health BoardPaldiski Road 81Tallinn10617http://www.terviseamet.ee
Finland
National Institute for Health and WelfareMannerheimintie 166Helsinki00271http://www.thl.fi
France
Institute for Public Health SurveillanceRue du val d'Osne 12Saint-Maurice94415http://www.invs.sante.fr
France
Institute for Public Health SurveillanceRue du Val d'Osne 12Saint-Maurice94415http://www.invs.sante.fr/
Germany
Robert Koch Institute (Wedding)Nordufer 20Berlin13353http://www.rki.de
Germany
Robert Koch InstituteNordufer 20Berlin-Wedding13353http://www.rki.de
Greece
Hellenic Centre for Disease Control and PreventionAgrafon Street 3-5Marousi15123http://www.keelpno.gr/
Hungary
National Centre for EpidemiologyGyali ut 2-6Budapest1097http://www.oek.hu
Hungary
National Center for EpidemiologyAlbert Flórián út 2-6Budapest1097http://www.oek.hu
Iceland
Centre of Health Security and Communicable Disease PreventionAusturstrond 5Seltjarnarnes170http://www.landlaeknir.is
Ireland
Health Protection Surveillance Centre25-27 Middle Gardiner StreetDublinhttp://www.hpsc.ie
Italy
Ministry of HealthVia Giorgio Ribotta 5Rome00144http://www.salute.gov.it
Latvia
Centre for Disease Prevention and ControlDuntes 22Riga1005http://spkc.gov.lv/
Liechtenstein
Principality of LiechtensteinÄulestrasse 51Vaduz9490http://www.ag.llv.li
Lithuania
Ministry of HealthVilniaus str. 33Vilnius01506http://www.sam.lt
Lithuania
Ministry of HealthVilniaus 33Vilnius01506http://www.sam.lt
Luxembourg
Health Directorate5A, Rue De PragueLuxembourg2348http://www.ms.public.lu
Malta
Public Health Regulation DepartmentPalazzo Castellania, SLH-OPD (Level 1)Vallettahttp://www.sahha.gov.mt
Malta
Superintendence of Public HealthThe Emporium 5BMsidaMSD1421http://ehealth.gov.mt
Netherlands
National Institute for Public Health and the EnvironmentAntonie van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9Bilthoven3720BAhttp://www.rivm.nl
Netherlands
National Institute for Public Health and the EnvironmentAntonie van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9Bilthoven3720BAhttp://www.rivm.nl
Norway
Norwegian Institute of Public HealthPO Box 4404 NydalenOslo0403http://www.fhi.no
Norway
Norwegian Institute of Public HealthPO Box 4404 NydalenOslo0403http://www.fhi.no
Poland
National Institute of Public Health - National Institute of Hygiene24 Chocimska StreetWarsaw00791http://www.pzh.gov.pl
Portugal
Directorate General of HealthAlameda D. Afonso Henriques 45Lisbon1049-005http://www.dgs.pt
Romania
National Institute of Public HealthDr. Leonte Anastasievici 1-3Bucharest050463http://www.insp.gov.ro/
Slovak Republic
Public Health Authority of the Slovak RepublicTrnavská cesta 52Bratislava82645http://www.uvzsr.sk
Slovenia
National Institute of Public HealthTrubarjeva cesta 2Ljubljana1000http://www.ivz.si
Spain
Ministry of Health, Social Services and EqualityPaseo del Prado 18-20Madrid28071http://www.msssi.es
Sweden
Public Health Agency of SwedenNobels väg 18Stockholm17182http://folkhalsomyndigheten.se/
United Kingdom
Public Health England (Colindale)Colindale Avenue 61LondonNW95EQhttp://www.hpa.org.uk
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