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  5 October 2021  

Health and Food Safety Newsletter

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In the spotlight
HERA: Getting ready for future health emergencies

With the European Health Emergency preparedness and Response Authority (HERA), the Commission is laying the final building blocks of the European Health Union, a year after President von der Leyen launched the idea in her State of the Union speech. HERA will cement the EU’s health emergency response and preparedness plan and ensure medical countermeasures are rapidly available in an emergency. HERA’s Acting Head, Pierre Delsaux discusses the role HERA will play in the European Union and on a global stage.

Commissioner's corner
‘HERA... will be a crucial centrepiece for a strong European Health Union and for charting a new course for EU health policy, along with our Pharmaceutical Strategy, our cross-border health threats Regulation, and strengthening the mandates of ECDC and EMA’ (Introducing HERA Press Conference Remarks, 16 Sept 2021)
Top tweets
– EU Food Safety (@Food_EU) 10 September 2021

Let's build sustainable food systems together! #SaveTheDate & join the discussions at the #EUFarm2Fork conference, where EU stakeholders come together to shape the EU’s path towards sustainable food systems, 14-15 October 2021#EUGreenDeal

– EU Health (@EU_Health) 16 September 2021

The European 𝗛ealth 𝗘mergency preparedness and 𝗥esponse 𝗔uthority is the latest building block of a stronger #HealthUnion. To prepare for emergencies and better protect people’s health, the economy and society, #HERA will work before and during a crisis

In numbers
Almost €30 billion will be available for health emergency preparedness under the next EU financing period, including €6 billion foreseen for the new Health Emergency Response Agency

Source: European Commission

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