Safety Working Party

The Safety Working Party (SWP-V) provides scientific expertise to the Committee for Veterinary Medicinal Products (CVMP) on all issues regarding the safety of veterinary medicinal products in the context of user and consumer safety, except for environmental risk assessment and target-animal safety.

Responsibilities and composition

The group’s responsibilities include providing expertise on the establishment of maximum residue limits (MRLs) and on the preparation of guidelines relating to the safety of veterinary medicinal products and to user safety.

In 2023, 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 SWP-V is composed of European experts nominated and appointed by CVMP. Additional observers may also attend the meetings of the working party, if required.

More information on the SWP-V'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.


  • Eftychia Aravidou
  • Carina Bergman (Chair)
  • Philippe Delahaut
  • Maria Dominguez Nicolas
  • Catarina Eriksson
  • Anke Finnah
  • Anne-Marie Jacques
  • Eva Pomezna
  • Gavin Ryan
  • Sandra ten Voorde
  • Roberto Villa