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.

Annual reports

EMA Annual Report 2018The 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 April / May 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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