|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Health and Food Safety|
|Series Details||COM (2020) 726|
|Content Type||Blog, News, Policy-making|
Legislative initiative tabled by the European Commission on 11 November 2020, introducing a number of amendments to Regulation (EC) No 851/2004 establishing a European Centre for Disease prevention and Control (ECDC).
Regulation (EC) No 851/2004 establishes the ECDC, sets out its mission and lays down its structure, bodies and working arrangements.
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic revealed shortcomings in the mechanisms of the European Union (EU) for managing health threats. This proposal aims to reinforce the mandate of the ECDC to address surveillance, preparedness, early warning and response under a strengthened EU health security framework. The review of such framework requires the introduction of amendments to the founding ECDC Regulation.
The draft law was tabled by the European Commission on 11 November 2020, alongside a Communication setting out the first elements of a European Health Union. The Council of the European Union adopted its general approach on 23 July 2021.
|Subject Tags||Public Health|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|