EU agencies and EU international cooperation
ECDC cooperates closely with EU agencies such as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and the European Environment Agency (EEA) for European Antibiotic Awareness Day. ECDC also participates in the Transatlantic Taskforce on Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR) and is in close contact with the EU Joint Action on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-associated Infections.
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA): Antimicrobial resistance
EFSA provides independent scientific support and advice to risk managers on the risks to human and animal health related to the possible emergence, spread and transfer of antimicrobial resistance in the food chain and in animal populations.
European Medicines Agency (EMA): Antimicrobial resistance
EMA plays a vital role in the global response to the threat of antimicrobial resistance, by supporting the development of new medicines and treatment approaches; promoting responsible use of existing antibiotics; collecting antimicrobial consumption data to guide policy and research.
Transatlantic Taskforce on Antimicrobial Resistance (TATFAR)
TATFAR was created in 2009 to improve cooperation between the U.S. and the European Union to reduce the threat of antibiotic resistant (AR) germs.
Joint Action on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-Associated Infections (EU-JAMRAI)
EU-JAMRIA is a European Union Joint Action on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Healthcare-Associated Infections (HCAI) that brings together 44 partners from 28 countries and more than 30 stakeholders.