Finance

The work of the Commission is supported by three types of financing:

 1.       Member states annual contributions to the administration of the Secretariat, in line with their Constitutional obligations and which is agreed at each General Session

2.       Programme financing, mainly from the European Commission (DG-SANTE) for the activities to be conducted under the 2 or 4 year work plan, as agreed with the donor and in line with the Strategic Plan adopted by the Commission;

3.       Supplementary  Contributions for specific actions such as emergency responses or training programmes, as agreed with the country or agency concerned, and in line with the policy of the EuFMD

Relating to the 1st, each Member of the Commission contributes annually to the administrative budget in accordance with a scale of contributions. Two criteria of equal importance are used, with equal weighting, to identify the position in relation to other states in the European region, and these are:

1.     National Income - of each country as expressed in the scale of contributions to the FAO.

2.     Livestock Population - a conversion factor for each species is applied (1 for cattle, 0.5 for pigs, 0.2 for sheep and goats).

 As of 24th April 2015, countries are split into 5 categories.

The contributions are "placed in a Trust Fund administered by the Director General of FAO in conformity with the Financial Regulations of the Organization".

Relating to the 2nd, the Commission workplan has been supported by annual agreement with the EC (from 1980 approximately) to multi-annual agreements (after 2003), with 2 or 4 year term agreements (2007-9, 2009-13, 2013-15) .

On the 3rd, and in line with the Constitution, "Supplementary contributions may be accepted from a member or members or from organizations or individuals for emergency action or for the purpose of implementing special schemes or campaigns of control...",  these have in 2014-15 been used to provide additional training courses on FMD for both member states and non-member states, for example to train Russian speaking veterinarians in the field on FMD outbreak investigation, but in the past have also been used for mass vaccination programmes  (in Thrace).