The Expert Panel on effective ways of investing in health consists of 14 experts selected as members on 24 November 2016 for a 3 year period. Appointed in a personal capacity, they are well-established, independent scientists, with over 10 years' professional and multi-disciplinary experience in health.
Members attend plenary meetings, participate in working groups, and at the request of the Commission may also participate in other activities where their involvement is relevant.
The Expert Panel receives a mandate from the Commission to draft an opinion. The Expert Panel establishes a working group, composed of at least one member of the panel. At times additional expertise may be needed and the working groups can source assistance from a database of External Experts, relevant national bodies, or the scientific community. External experts are usually selected from the database via search criteria (literature, publications, and research projects).
Working groups are chaired by a Panel member. The Panel designates a Rapporteur from among Members or External Experts to compile information, revise draft opinions, and ensure that draft reports and opinions are prepared on time.
All participating experts must declare commitment, confidentiality, and interest in the subject matter before participating in work. Declarations of interest are updated orally at each meeting.
Rules of procedure
30 September 2015 - Commission Decision 2012/C198/06 on setting up a multisectoral and independent expert panel to provide advice on effective ways of investing in health
5 July 2012 - Commission Decision of 5 July 2012 on setting up a multisectoral and independent expert panel to provide advice on effective ways of investing in health