The EU promotes cooperation on health technology assessment through its support for EUnetHTA's joint actions. The EUnetHTA Joint Action 1 (2010-2012) involved 24 EU countries, plus Norway and Switzerland. The current EUnetHTA Joint Action 2 (2012-2015) involves all 28 EU countries plus Norway, Switzerland, Turkey and Russia. The total budget is 9,4 million euro.
Health technology assessment
Joint action on health technology assessment
- provide clear guidelines for effective working models and tools for HTA collaboration at EU level
- prevent duplication of work between national agencies and promote sharing and reuse of HTA information, particularly regarding relative safety and efficacy/effectiveness
- spread expertise, for the benefit of all EU countries
- strengthen evaluations carried out by EU countries
- develop transparent governance tools, notably vis-à-vis stakeholders
- produce a number of joint scientific assessments on interventions, medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
Denmark (represented by the National Board of Health), serving as the secretariat of the EUnetHTA collaboration project.
- Plenary Assembly: 1 face-to-face meeting a year
- Executive Committee: 2 face-to-face meetings a year and monthly e-meetings
- Stakeholder Forum: 1 face-to-face meeting a year and quarterly e-meetings
The Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency implements the EU health programme, manages the selected projects and works on the joint action mechanism.