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26 April 2017

The main aim of the workshop is to explore how data on antimicrobial consumption in animals can be improved. The discussion will also provide technical input for proposed legal provisions at EU level.

25 April 2017

Did you know the European Commission's Scientific Committees are working hard to protect your health?  Find out more in the video clip, which is now available with subtitles in French, German, Spanish, Italian and English. 

12 April 2017

A compilation of all scientific Opinions adopted in 2016 by the European Commission's Scientific Committees SCCS, SCHEER, SCHER and SCENIHR is now available.

07 April 2017

The European Code against Cancer, a set of recommendations to provide sound advice on cancer prevention, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Wendy Yared of the Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL), a pan-European umbrella organisation of national and regional cancer leagues, speaks about progress made in the field of cancer prevention.

07 April 2017

The Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) have published two Scientific Advices on breast implants and health: one on new scientific information on PIP breast implants and the other on the possible association between breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma.

04 April 2017

Patient blood management (PBM) is a patient-focused, evidence-based and systematic approach to improve patient outcomes through the safe and rational use of blood and blood products and avoiding unnecessary transfusions. One of the guides published by the Commission is addressed to authorities and the other to hospitals.

31 March 2017

This new infographic presents the risk assessment activities of the European Commission's Scientific Committees in a clear and concise way and provides concrete examples of how their work impacts EU legislation. Take a look at them to find out more!

23 March 2017

On 27 February 2017, the Commission, in cooperation with the European Investment Bank (EIB), held a seminar to discuss new forms of investment for innovative forms of healthcare. The event promoted the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), under the Investment Plan for Europe, as an effective financial instrument to support reforms in European health systems. Over 100 delegates participated in the event, from the public and private sectors: Member States authorities, healthcare managers and service providers, as well as investors active or interested in the health sector.

13 March 2017

The SCCS adopted new Opinions at the plenary meeting on 7 March. Read them.

09 March 2017

On 1 March, 2017, 24 thematic European Reference Networks began working, gathering together over 900 highly specialised healthcare units from 26 countries. Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, says the value of EU collaboration is particularly clear in the case of rare and complex diseases.