Side events organized by the Administrative Sector of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in Finland during the Presidency of the Council of the EU from 1 July to 31 December 2019


17-19 July Inno-Meeting: SAWP + EU-IN + EUnetHTA + CTFG 


Scientific Advice Working Party (SAWP) + EU-Innovation Network  +
EUnetHTA + Clinical Trial Facilitation Group (CTFG)


13 September THL Genomics to Healthcare


18-20 September Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA)

Human and veterinary medicines


19-20 September EUFAMI and FinFami – Finnish Central Association of Families of People with mental illness
Families and Carers at the Heart of Europe – their role in the economy of well-being


25-27 September CVMP + CMDv 

Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) +
Co-ordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures, Veterinary medicines (CMDv)


September-October 2019 THL and University of Turku/INVEST
Towards the next welfare state?


3-4 October COFACE Families Europe and Family Federation of Finland
EU conference on child health and well-being                                          


3-4 October EASPD and Service Foundation for People with an Intellectual Disability and KVANK together with Kehitysvamma-alan neuvottelukunta and Inclusion Europe.
Staffing for care -caring for staff


21-23 October CHMP + PRAC

Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) +
Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC)


30-31 October THL together with Academy of Finland and MSAH
EU Joint Programming Initiative: More Years, Better Lives (JPI MYBL)


October 2019 THL, SHARP-Joint Action konsortio, ECDC
Thematic meeting on preparedness and IHR strengthening


10-13 November Working Group of Enforcement Officers (WGEO)


12-14 November Institute of Occupational Health and the National Vision Zero -forum
Vision Zero Summit 2019 Strategy. Mindset. Practice.


18-20 November IT Directors + CMDh

IT-Directors + Co-ordination Group for Mutual Recognition and Decentralised Procedures, Human medicines (CMDh)


18-20 November Valvira

The 45th Meeting of the Competent Authorities for Medical Devices


20-22 November COMP + PDCO +  CAT 

Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP) +
Paediatric Committee (PDCO) + Committee for Advanced Therapies (CAT)


26-28 November THL
Research-informed solutions for international child protection co-operation – focus on supporting non-violent and participatory up-bringing


27-29 November Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA)

Human and veterinary medicines


November 2019 THL, Academy of Finland, ISS (National Institute of Health, Italy) TO-REACH
Supporting Innovation to Enhance Well-being of European Citizens


3-4 December 2019 THL together with Finnish Environment Institute, WHO/GARD
European initiative on human health to endorse planetary sustainability


5 December Cancer Society of Finland, THL, iPAAC, EU
New openings of cancer screening in Europe - iPAAC Joint Action


Further information

Noora Saarinen, Senior Specialist 
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Kansainvälisten asioiden yksikkö / KVR 0295163039