EUCOPE Blog Archive

February 26, 2021

HERA: closer coordination in the EU against COVID-19

On 27 January, the European Commission launched the consultation on the European Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority, HERA for short. The consultation, which main aim is to issue a legislative proposal on the new authority by the end of… read more


November 20, 2020

Is it Time for a new Health Paradigm in the EU?

Empowering EMA and ECDC, strengthening EU coordination in case of cross-border health threats EUCOPE read with great interest the European Commission’s proposals to build a European Health Union, and we agree that greater coordination across Member States is very much… read more



May 15, 2020

ECRD 2020: OMPs Development in a post-COVID-19 World

The 10th European Conference on Rare Diseases (ECRD), the largest patient-led event on rare diseases and orphan products, presented an excellent opportunity for exchange among the patient community and experts from various backgrounds.  Bringing the perspective of OMP focused small… read more


February 27, 2020

Rare Disease Day: Celebrating an empowered community

On Rare Diseases Day, EUCOPE is delighted to host an interview with Laurence Woollard, patient expert and rare disease advocate, to discuss with him the importance of an engaged community and the opportunities and challenges new treatments can bring. Hi… read more