- About Us
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is a decentralised agency of the European Union (EU), located in London. It began operating in 1995. The Agency is responsible for the scientific evaluation, supervision and safety monitoring of medicines developed by pharmaceutical companies for use in the EU.
EMA protects public and animal health in 28 EU Member States, as well as the countries of the European Economic Area, by ensuring that all medicines available on the EU market are safe, effective and of high quality.
EMA serves a market of over 500 million people living in the EU.
About us: Translations (updated)
The translations provide an overview of the main responsibilities of the Agency, based on this section of website.
Please note that the documents contain links to sections of the EMA website, some of which are only available in English.