Cooperation with the European institutions
The European Association of Nuclear Medicine is also engaged in trusted and mutual relationships with European Institutions, sharing our scientific expertise with policymakers.
- The European Association of Nuclear Medicine has a long-established relationship with the European Observatory on the Supply of Medical Radioisotopes and therefore contributes to the monitoring of the overall supply of medical isotopes.
- The European Association of Nuclear Medicine is currently building a relationship with the Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER) and the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) of the European Commission to better inform the implementation of the SAMIRA Action Plan. Similarly, we are engaged in a thorough liaison programme within the European Parliament to ensure that the views of the nuclear medicine sectors come through strongly in the numerous policy initiatives pertaining to health.
- Since 2022, the EANM has been a proud member of a network of over 30 eligible healthcare organisations that engage with the European Medicines Agency (EMA), ensuring the needs and concerns of a wide range of healthcare professionals across Europe are represented via direct contact with the EMA. Eligible organisations receive targeted EMA communications and consultations and frequently assist in identifying experts for product-specific matters. This network also complements the work of the EMA Healthcare Professionals Working Party established in 2013 and sets out to “provide recommendations to the EMA and its human scientific committees on all matters of interest in relation to medicines”, following a set of clear objectives.