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September Update: Pharma and Health

29 August 2018

What's on the agenda this month

by Leonie Hogervorst, Policy Analyst

As the second half of the EU institutional year kicks off in September, the Austrian Presidency of the Council hosts several meetings and events in the area of health this month: 

  • Meeting of EU directors responsible for pharmaceutical policy on improving the availability of medicinal products
  • Strategic Review and Learning Meeting of the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP)
  • EMACOLEX (European Medicines Agencies Cooperation on Legal and Legislative Issues) meeting 
  • Conference on ‘Matching Health Needs and Pharmaceutical Research – How to set the research agenda for public health’
  • Health ministers furthermore hold an informal meeting. 

To find out more about the Austrian Presidency's priorities download our exclusive briefing.

In the European Parliament, the ENVI Committee is expected to vote on its report on the proposal for a Regulation on health technology assessment and the implementation of the Cross-border Healthcare Directive will be discussed. 

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Leonie Hogervorst, Digital Policy Executive
Leonie Hogervorst
Digital Policy Executive

Leonie works in DeHavilland’s EU team, responsible for the portfolio in the area of digital and technology policy. She graduated in European Studies and Journalism and worked for several organisations active in EU policy in Brussels before joining DeHavilland in January 2016.