Annual reports and work programmes

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) publishes a full work programme and annual report in English, plus shorter summaries in all official European Union (EU) languages. The English version is the official text.

2019 annual report

annual report 2019

EMA's 2019 annual report highlights the Agency's most significant achievements in 2019.

The report is available in two formats:

  • navigate the digital version to view interviews, short videos and an interactive timeline of the Agency’s main activities in 2019;
  • read the traditional PDF version to see additional figures and statistics on EMA's regulatory procedures and activities.

Annual reports

The annual report provides an overview of the work of the Agency together with the European medicines regulatory network. The report contains:

  • key achievements in protecting and promoting public and animal health in the EU;
  • reflections by EMA staff and its partners and stakeholders on topics of major interest in medicine and health;
  • key figures, including core statistics that highlight the main outcomes of the Agency's activities and interesting trends and changes observed in recent years.

EMA publishes its annual reports in May / June following the year in question.

EMA also publishes information on the volume and outcome of centralised procedures for human and veterinary medicines. For further details, see Medicine evaluation figures.

Work programmes

The work programme reflects the priorities and main focus areas of EMA and of the European medicines regulatory network for the corresponding period and describes objectives and planned activities. It covers:

  • human medicines evaluation activities, split into pre-authorisation, initial evaluation, post-authorisation, pharmacovigilance and referrals;
  • veterinary medicines evaluation activities, with a similar structure to the human medicines chapter;
  • horizontal activities that enable and support the evaluation of human and veterinary medicines. These include committee coordination, inspections, partner and stakeholder relationship management, and data management;
  • corporate governance and support activities, including finance, human resources and quality management.














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