For several years ELPA was part of eligible organizations to offer support, advise and participation at the consultations in European Medicine Agency. From this year, we are also part of The Patients' and Consumers' Working Party at European Medicine Agency. The Patients' and Consumers' Working Party (PCWP) provides a platform for exchange of information and discussion of issues of common interest between EMA and patients and consumers. The PCWP, established in 2006, has enabled the Agency to build upon its existing interactions with patients and consumers. It provides recommendations to EMA and its human scientific committees on all matters of interest in relation to medicines.