Training opportunities for non-EU regulators
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) supports non-European Union (EU) regulators by organising dedicated awareness sessions to provide them an insight into the EU medicine regulatory system and by making available information on relevant EU training opportinities that are open for their participation.
EMA training events
For information on relevant upcoming training events at EMA, see:
- Regulatory awareness session on medical devices (Webinar) (02/12/2019)
- Third international awareness session on science and regulation for animal health and welfare, public health and the environment (02-03/04/2020)
- 2020 European Union Good Clinical Practice Inspectors Working Group workshop (30/09/2020 - 02/10/2020) Organised by EMA and Paul Ehrlich Institut, Germany. Update: Please note that this event is postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19. Once a new date is available, it will be posted here.
Presentations and video recordings of a wide variety of past training events and workshops are available on EMA's youtube channel.
EMA allocates available places to non-EU regulators at the listed training events on a first come, first served basis, while ensuring the broadest possible representation. If you are interested in participating in any of these training opportunities, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if there are any spaces available.
Please note that training events that cover confidential information are, regrettably, only open to regulators that have confidentiality arrangements in place with EMA. EMA clearly indicates in the event details when such restrictions apply.
EMA does not provide financial support for the participation of non-EU regulators in training events, unless specifically stated.
EMA organised awareness sessions in September 2017 and in March 2018 to present the European medicines regulatory network and EMA's role in it to international regulators and non-governmental organisations (NGO):
- Second international awareness session for international regulators, academia and non-governmental organisations (08-09/03/2018)
- Introduction to the European Union regulatory system and EMA for international regulators and NGOs (18-19/09/2017)
Further information and materials are available on the meeting pages.
Sixty regulators from non EU-European, African, Asian and American countries and several international NGOs attended the first session.
Based on positive feedback, EMA is planning to organise further sessions, if possible twice a year.