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AMR: setting the agenda for change

Official launch of the MEP Interest Group on AMR
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19 February 2020

16.00 - 18.00

European Parliament

The global threat of AMR is not only a serious cross-border health challenge, directly affecting the lives of all Europeans but also threatens global economic development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The European Parliament can play a key role in boosting actions to tackle AMR at EU level. The MEP Interest Group on AMR offers a unique opportunity to address AMR. This first official meeting kickstarted the activities of the MEP Interest Group on AMR for the parliamentary term 2019-2024.

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Opening remarks

Press Release

Programme

16:00 - 16:10 Welcome
Sarah Wiener MEP, Chair of the MEP Interest Group on AMR
16:10 - 16:25 Opening remarks
Stella Kyriakides, EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety
16:25 - 16:35 Living with AMR: A personal experience
Silviu Ciocanelli, Musician and Colectiv fire survivor
16:35 - 17:00 MEPs fight AMR: Strategic work programme
Nicolae Ştefănuţă MEP, Vice-Chair of the MEP Interest Group on AMR Ann Marie Borg, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) Jean-Yves Stenuick, Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe Tiemo Wölken MEP, Vice-Chair of the MEP Interest Group on AMR   I’m an AMR champion: MEPs’ pledges  Members of the MEP Interest Group on AMR Sara Cerdas, MEP, S&D, Portugal
17:00 - 17:20 Reactions from the audience
ECDC (video message) Tripartite Collaboration on AMR (FAO/OIE/WHO) Member States’ representatives Wellcome Trust AMR Stakeholder Network members
17:20 - 17:30 Closing remarks
Herman Goossens, Professor of Medical Microbiology at the University of Antwerp
17:30 - 18:00 Cocktail reception

The debate on social media

Hosted by

Sarah Wiener, MEP

Sarah Wiener, MEP

Chair of the MEP Interest Group on AMR

Greens/EFA, Austria

Tiemo Wölken, MEP

Tiemo Wölken, MEP

Vice-Chair of the MEP Interest Group on AMR

S&D, Germany

Nicolae Ştefănuţă, MEP

Nicolae Ştefănuţă, MEP

Vice-Chair of the MEP Interest Group on AMR

RE, Romania

Speakers

Stella Kyriakides

Stella Kyriakides

EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety

Silviu Ciocanelli

Silviu Ciocanelli

Musician, Colectiv fire survivor

Herman Goossens

Herman Goossens

Professor of Medical Microbiology at the University of Antwerp

About the MEP Interest Group on Antimicrobial Resistance

Contact

The Secretariat of the Interest Group is supported by the AMR Stakeholder Network and co-hosted by the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), which leads the AMR Stakeholder Network, and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe, which is a member of the Network.

Ann-Marie Borg

Policy Coordinator European Public Health Alliance am.borg@epha.org +32 2 233 3877

Jean-Yves Stenuick

Pharmaceuticals Policy & Projects Officer Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe jean-yves.stenuick@hcwh.org +32 2503 3137

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