The European Commission is currently developing a new Health Strategy which it aims to adopt in the summer 2007. Building on current work, this European Commission Health Strategy aims to provide, for the first time, an overarching strategic framework spanning core issues in health
In its 2007 Annual Policy Strategy, the Commission aims to develop a Community framework for safe, high quality and efficient health services, by reinforcing cooperation between Member States and providing certainty over the application of Community law to health services
On October 4-5, 2006, EUnetHTA organised a European HTA Parallel Forum as a part of the European Health Forum Gastein in Austria. Speakers from the HTA agencies, the European Commission’s DG Sanco and DG Enterprise, Ministries of Health, NICE (UK), HAS
On July 3, 2006 EUnetHTA held a lunch forum "EUnetHTA - European network for Health Technology Assessment: Work in progress" at the HTAi Annual Meeting in Adelaide, Australia. Representatives of the EUnetHTA partner organisations leading work in eight Work Packages presented latest
The EUnetHTA Steering Committee comprised of the Associated Partners in the project met in Copenhagen on May 11, 2006. Representatives from 32 out of 35 organisations - Associated Partners that include national and regional HTA agencies, Ministries of Health, research
After the first coordinating meeting in Copenhagen on January 27, Lead Partners finalized the work plans for 2006 in their respective work packages and first working group meetings have been scheduled for spring 2006. In 2006, the first topic for the
The EUnetHTA project proposal has been approved for co-financing from the Commission subject to further legal and financial specifications will be provided. On October 3, 2005, representatives of DACEHTA had a constructive and positive first negotiation with the representatives of the
On September 5, 2005 we received official notice from the European Commission confirming acceptance of EUnetHTA proposal request for the EU co-financing. The Commission will now proceed with a negotiation process, which, if satisfactorily completed, will lead to a grant agreement.