Together with 22 civil society organisations, SOMO calls on the European Commission to seize the opportunity during the preparation of The 9th Framework Programme is the follow up of the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Union. According to the European Commission, Horizon 2020 is “the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020)”., to increase the social impact of its medical Research & Innovation investments and to generate more significant public return. The EC can do this by funding medical research and innovation projects that focus on unmet health needs and attaching access conditions to this funding so ensure public return on public investment.
Since the outbreak of the new coronavirus, the European Commission has allocated millions of Euros to promote research on COVID-19. Several national governments have also mobilised substantial resources to support the development of diagnostics, treatments…
The European Alliance for Responsible Research & Development and Affordable Medicines (of which SOMO is a member) wrote a letter to the European Commission to express our concern about the next EU Health Private-Public Partnership….
In this joint statement, several civil society organisations have expressed their major concerns about the role of supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) in the accessibility and price of medicines in the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe….