EUCOPE appointed to the new HTA Stakeholder Network
On 4 May 2023, EUCOPE was announced as a member of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Stakeholder Network. The Network has been established to facilitate contributions by a wide range of stakeholders to policy development related to HTAs in the European Union (EU).
Since its inception, EUCOPE has firmly advocated for a European HTA that is built on an evidence-based process and that can pool together expertise, knowledge and insights, to achieve the highest level of quality and, ultimately, to accelerate patient access.
We look forward to actively participating in future discussions and to supporting initiatives that strengthen the role of HTAs as a promoter of innovation, that is both meaningful for small and mid-sized companies and patients.
Last December, the European Commission launched a call for applications to select members for a new Health Technology Assessment Stakeholder Network. The call is part of the implementation of the Health Technology Assessment Regulation (EU) 2021/2282, specifically Article 29 that calls on the Commission to establish a Health Technology Assessment stakeholder network. The call was addressed to stakeholder organisations with an interest in EU cooperation on health technology assessment, including patient associations, consumer organisations, health technology developer associations, health professional organisations and other relevant non-governmental organisations in the field of health.
The aim of the HTA Stakeholder Network is to facilitate dialogue between stakeholder organisations and the HTA Coordination Group. In this regard, members of the HTA Stakeholder Network will be involved in the activities listed in the Regulation, such as:
- Consultations in preparation or amendment of the HTA Coordination Group’s annual work programme (Article 6(3)(d) of the Regulation);
- Meetings with the HTA Coordination Group at least once a year (Article 29(5) of the Regulation).
The full list of organisations selected for membership to the HTA Stakeholder can be found here.
The first meeting of the Health Technology Assessment Stakeholder Network is planned for June 2023 in Brussels.