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Public consultation for the Evaluation of the Commission’s Communication to the European Parliament and the Council on the Action Plan against the Rising Threats from Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) (COM (2011) 748)

Policy field(s)

Agriculture, Food Safety, Public Health, Research and Innovation

Target group(s)

All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from stakeholders in the fields of human and animal health, food safety, and research and development.

Period of consultation

The consultation is open from 30.10.2015 to 22.01.2016.

Objective of the consultation

This consultation seeks views on the EU’s Action Plan against risks arising from antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The consultation is part of an evaluation of the Action Plan, which is being carried out by the independent contractor RAND Europe on behalf of the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety in the European Commission (DG SANTE).

This consultation is one part of the evaluation, which covers the period 2011-2015 in all 28 EU Member States and relevant third countries. The evaluation runs from August 2015 to March 2016. It aims to assess:

  • Whether the key strategic actions contained in the Action Plan were the most appropriate actions to be taken to combat AMR;
  • Which elements worked well or not (and why);
  • Whether the objectives are still relevant to the needs of tackling AMR; and
  • Whether the approach was appropriately holistic.

The evaluation also involves surveys, interviews and workshops to collect views from multiple perspectives, including policy makers at the EU and national levels, researchers, public health experts, and representatives of professional associations and other interested parties who are in a position to comment on the Action Plan and its implementation.
The Action Plan sets out 12 specific actions for achieving progress on six objectives: the appropriate use of antimicrobials, infection prevention, research and innovation on new antimicrobials and treatment alternatives, international collaboration, monitoring and surveillance, and awareness.

The views expressed in this public consultation may not be interpreted as stating an official position of the European Commission.

How to submit your contribution

Please, submit your response to these public consultations by 22.01.2016 at the latest. To respond, access the questionnaire below.

When submitting your response to the mailbox, please identify yourself with your name, contact details and specify if you respond as an individual or as a representative of an organisation. If you represent an organisation, please indicate the name and type of the organisation (Company/Business; Public Authority (types here) as well as the registration number of the Transparency Register (if relevant). During the analysis of replies to a consultation, contributions from respondents who choose not to register will be treated as individual contributions.

Before submitting your contribution, please review all the consultation information presented on this page. We also invite you to review the background documentation linked below.

Received contributions, together with the identity of the contributor, will be published on the Internet, unless the contributor objects to publication of his/her personal data on the grounds that such publication would harm his or her legitimate interests. In this case, the contribution may be published in an anonymous form. Otherwise, the contribution will not be published nor will, in principle, its content be taken into account.

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Link to the Questionnaire.

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Contact details of responsible service

Directorate General for Health and Food Safety,
Unit G4 – Food, Alert systems and Training.
Email address where contributions should be sent (Note that this link goes to an external contractor who will collect and process the contributions):

Postal address:

Catherine Lichten, AMR Action Plan Evaluation project manager
RAND Europe
Westbrook Centre, Milton Road
Cambridge CB4 1YG
United Kingdom

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