The EMVO Stakeholders

Overview of the stakeholders

European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations

EFPIA (The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations) represents the research-based pharmaceutical industry operating in Europe. Founded in 1978, its members comprise 33 national pharmaceutical industry associations and 42 leading pharmaceutical companies undertaking research, development and manufacturing of medicinal products in Europe for human use.

Leopold Plaza Building, Rue du Trône 108 • B-1050, Brussels • BELGIUM
+32 (0)2 626 25 55

Groupement International de la Repartition Pharmaceutique

GIRP, the European Healthcare Distribution Association, is the umbrella organisation for pharmaceutical full-line wholesalers and distributors of healthcare products and services in Europe. It represents the national associations of over 750 pharmaceutical wholesalers serving 32 European countries, as well as major international and pan-European healthcare distribution companies. GIRP members employ over 140,000 people and distribute around 15 billion packs of medicines as well as a wide range of healthcare products per year. As the vital link in healthcare, they are committed to developing and providing innovative and efficient healthcare products and services to improve health and wellbeing of patients across Europe.

Rue de la loi 26, 10th floor, box 14 • B-1040, Brussels • BELGIUM
+32 (0)2 777 99 77

European Hospital and Healthcare Federation

HOPE (The European Hospital and Healthcare Federation) represents national public and private hospitals and healthcare associations, national federations of local and regional authorities and national health services. With 37 organisations from the 30 European countries, HOPE covers almost 80% of hospital and social care activity.

Avenue Marnix 30, box 17, 3rd floor • B-1000, Brussels • BELGIUM
+32 2 742 13 20

European Association of Hospital Pharmacists

EAHP (The European Association of Hospital Pharmacists) represents more than 21.000 hospital pharmacists in 35 European countries and is the only association of national organisations representing hospital pharmacists at European and international levels. EAHP mission is to represent and develop the hospital pharmacy profession within Europe in order to ensure the continuous improvement of care and outcomes for patients in the hospital setting. This is achieved through science, research, education, practice, as well as sharing best-practice and responsibility with other healthcare professionals.

Boulevard Brand Whitlock 87, Box 11 • B-1200, Brussels • BELGIUM
+32 (0)2 736 84 11

European Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association

Medicines for Europe represents the generic, biosimilar and value added medicines industries across Europe. Its vision is to provide sustainable access to high quality medicines, based on 5 important pillars: patients, quality, value, sustainability and partnership. Its members employ 160,000 people at over 350 manufacturing and R&D; sites in Europe, and invest up to 17% of their turnover in medical innovation. Medicines for Europe member companies across Europe are both increasing access to medicines and driving improved health outcomes. They play a key role in creating sustainable European healthcare systems by continuing to provide high quality, effective generic medicines, whilst also innovating to create new biosimilar medicines and bringing to market value added medicines, which deliver better health outcomes, greater efficiency and/or improved safety in the hospital setting for patients.

Aarlenstraat 50 • B-1000, Brussels • BELGIUM
+32 (0)2 736 84 11

Affordable Medicines Europe

Affordable Medicines Europe was founded in June 1998 but parallel distribution in medicines began long before the association, more than four decades ago. The original pioneers imported products from Italy into Germany and the UK. Soon after, medicines were increasingly traded from Greece and Spain into Scandinavia.

For a while parallel distribution operated mostly from the South to the North but in the last fifteen years, enabled by the European Single Market, parallel distribution has become a veritable intra-European activity. Nearly all EEA countries, where no barriers to trade exist, experience and benefit from incoming and outgoing parallel distribution.

Affordable Medicines Europe is and remains the only body to bring together pharmaceutical parallel distributors from across the European Economic Area (EEA).

Affordable Medicines Europe
Rue des Deux Églises 26 • B-1000, Brussels • BELGIUM
+32 491 25 56 11‬

Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union

The Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU) is the association representing community pharmacists in 33 European countries. In Europe over 400.000 community pharmacists provide services throughout a network of more than 160.000 pharmacies, to an estimated 46 million European citizens daily. PGEU’s objective is to promote the role of pharmacists as key players in healthcare systems throughout Europe and to ensure that the views of the pharmacy profession are taken into account in the EU decision-making process.

Rue du Luxembourg 19 • B-1000, Brussels • BELGIUM
+32 (0)2 238 08 18