On November 30, while attending EPSCO, the Beneluxa Ministers met, and re-affirmed their commitment to work together. On December 8, the Steering Committee of the Initiative met in The Hague, where the Netherlands assumed the chair from Belgium, and Ireland took up the newly established vice-chair position.
Both the outgoing and incoming chairs agreed on the importance of collaboration, an important issue on the European agenda. The Steering Committee decided to establish a Policy Working Group, to support the Initiative’s strategic position. The meeting also assessed new opportunities such as collaboration on the topic of Alzheimer’s Disease and the use of horizon scanning.
The Initiative will continue its efforts in 2024, seeking to foster collaboration in the interest of making medicines accessible, affordable, and available in its Member States.
Last update: 19 December 2023