Central Nervous System Working Party

The European Medicines Agency's (EMA) Central Nervous System Working Party (CNSWP) was set up by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) to carry out specific tasks related to the central nervous system issues. 

The working party's tasks include:

  • preparing, reviewing and updating guidelines and concept papers on working party related matters;
  • European and international co-operation relating to working party activities;
  • liaising with interested parties, such as industry, patient organisations and healthcare professional organisations;
  • providing trainings and workshops to assessors;
  • providing product related support upon request from EMA Committees and the Scientific Advice Working Party.

Mandate, rules of procedure and work programme

The three-year work plan is available below:

EMA will provide information on the mandate, responsibilities and procedures of this working party as soon as available.


The working party is composed of five to nine experts from Member States, selected from the list of European experts and nominated by members of the CHMP. Experts are chosen on the basis of the best and available expertise needed for the working party to deliver its commitments.

The current members are listed below, in alphabetical order of surname. Their declarations of interests are available in the European experts list: 


  • Ewa Balkowiec Iskra
  • Mario Miguel Coelho da Silva Rosa
  • Marika Doucet
  • André Elferink (Chair)
  • Francesca Galeotti
  • Marion Haberkamp
  • Taina Mattila
  • Darius Matusevicius