Today, the EU One-Health Network on AMR, chaired by the European Commission, meets for the second time in Brussels. Network members include representatives of chief veterinary officers and chief public health officers from all 28 EU countries, Commission experts and EU agencies. The bi-annual One-Health Network meetings provide members with a platform to present national action plans and keep each other up to date on their progress, to share best practices, and to discuss policy options and how to enhance coordination.
At today's meeting, the Commission will present the state of play of the new EU AMR Action Plan, the EU's strategic approach to pharmaceuticals in the environment, supporting activities in developing countries, and funding opportunities under the Structural Reform Support Service (SRSS). The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) will advise on how to use the key outcome indicators for AMR and antimicrobial consumption. In addition, France – the leader of the Joint Action on AMR and health-care associated infections will present their activities. See Agenda.
Another meeting of the AMR One-Health Network will take place later this year.
EU Action Plan on AMR
In June 2017 the Commission adopted the new EU One Health Action Plan against AMR. This ambitious agenda builds on the previous action plan, focusing on activities with a clear EU added value and, where possible, on measurable and concrete outcomes. The key objectives are built on three main pillars:
- Making the EU a best practice region
- Boosting research, development and innovation
- Shaping the global agenda