About this consultation

Consultation period
30 October 2015 - 22 January 2016
Public health, Research and innovation, Agriculture and rural development, Food safety

Consultation outcome

The replies listed below are only those for which the respondents gave their consent for publication:

Member States (3 contributions)

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Stakeholders (27 contributions)

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Public (27 contributions)

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Target group

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

Objective of the consultation

This consultation sought views on the EU’s Action Plan against risks arising from antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The consultation was part of an evaluation of the Action Plan, which was 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 was one part of the evaluation, which covered the period 2011-2015 in all 28 EU Member States and relevant third countries. The evaluation ran from August 2015 to March 2016. It aimed 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 were still relevant to the needs of tackling AMR; and
  • Whether the approach was appropriately holistic.

The evaluation also involved 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 were in a position to comment on the Action Plan and its implementation.
The Action Plan set 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.

Additional information

Reference documents and other, related consultations

Contact details of responsible service

Directorate General for Health and Food Safety,
Unit G4 – Food Hygiene

Protection of personal data

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