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Solidary pharma? Contemporary proposals for pharma reform in the European Union

23. Okto­ber 2024 

Online webi­nar

Online Webi­nar: Sol­idary phar­ma? Con­tem­po­rary pro­pos­als for phar­ma reform in the Euro­pean Union
23rd of October
3:00 – 4:30 pm CET

Reg­is­tra­tion: Please reg­is­ter to receive a link to the webi­nar. The link will be sent to you by e‑mail a few days before the webinar.

Details: At this webi­nar, we will dis­cuss and com­pare two cur­rent pol­i­cy pro­pos­als that include calls for more sol­idary prac­tices in the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal sec­tor: 1) The ‘Pan­dem­ic Treaty’ that is cur­rent­ly nego­ti­at­ed, tabled by the Pres­i­dent of the Euro­pean Coun­cil in autumn 2021 and car­ried for­ward by the World Health Orga­ni­za­tion, and 2) the Euro­pean Commission’s pro­pos­al for reg­u­la­to­ry reform that address­es the autho­riza­tion and super­vi­sion of med­i­c­i­nal prod­ucts pub­lished in spring 2023.

These reg­u­la­to­ry mea­sures seem to devel­op through sep­a­rate process­es and are rarely dis­cussed togeth­er. How­ev­er, they share sim­i­lar aims of pro­vid­ing for more equi­table access and the shar­ing of crit­i­cal med­ical resources inter­na­tion­al­ly – albeit by dif­fer­ent pol­i­cy mea­sures. We seek to iden­ti­fy the over­laps and dis­crep­an­cies between the two pol­i­cy pro­pos­als and reflect on what aca­d­e­mics and civ­il soci­ety togeth­er might do to help direct them toward glob­al solidarity.

Three dis­tin­guished speak­ers will pro­vide a short intro­duc­tion to the pol­i­cy reforms and set the scene for discussion:

- Prof. Susi Geiger, Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Dublin
– Sara Rafael Almei­da, Pol­i­cy Offi­cer, Euro­pean Commission
– Jaume Vidal, Senior Pol­i­cy Advi­sor, Health Action International