Tomorrow, 26 October 2018, the EU AMR One-Health Network, chaired by the European Commission, meets for the third time in Brussels. Network members include government experts from the human health and animal health, the EU scientific agencies (ECDC, EMA, and EFSA) and Commission experts. The bi-annual EU AMR One-Health Network meetings provide members with a platform to present national action plans and strategies and keep each other up to date on their progress, to share best practices, and to discuss policy options and how to enhance cooperation and coordination.
At tomorrow’s meeting, the Network will discuss the recently adopted European Parliament report on AMR, as well as the outcome of the last survey conducted by WHO, FAO and OIE in the context of the monitoring of the Global Action Plan on AMR. The Commission will present the AMR-related provisions of the forthcoming legislation on veterinary medicinal products and medicated feed which was voted today by the European Parliament and is now for approval with the Council. In addition, government experts of Luxembourg, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Sweden will present their AMR action plans and activities. The Commission services and the EU scientific agencies will update the Network on their respective activities in the field of AMR.
EU Action Plan on AMR
In June 2017 the Commission adopted its second Action Plan against AMR. This ambitious action plan builds on the previous one, 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