Antimicrobials Working Party

The Antimicrobials Working Party (AWP) provides advice to the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) on matters concerning the use and authorisation of antimicrobials.

Responsibilities and composition

The AWP's responsibilities include providing recommendations on the development of guidelines on antimicrobial resistance, at the CVMP’s request.

In 2021, the group is focusing on developing and revising guidance documents to support implementation of the European Union (EU) Veterinary Medicines Regulation. For more information on these activities see:

The AWP is composed of European experts nominated and appointed by CVMP. Additional observers may also attend meetings if required.

More information on the AWP's responsibilities, composition and procedures is available in the following document:


Below (in alphabetical order of surname) are the current members of the working group. The members' declarations of interests are available in the European expert list.


  • Damien Bouchard
  • Luca Busani
  • Boudewijn Catry
  • Heike Kaspar
  • Oskar Nilsson
  • Constanca Pomba
  • Pascal Sanders
  • Christine Schwarz (Chair)
  • Engeline van Duijkeren
  • Astrid Louise Wester