15/16 February 2022
The European Commission is planning to create a new EU Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA). For this purpose, the Commission has published a so-called Inception Impact Assessment and opened a feedback procedure.
As the name suggests, HERA's primary tasks are to coordinate measures to deal with health emergencies at EU level, monitor development capacities and identify potential problems. Emergency tasks are to include, for example:
The feedback process is open until 24 February 2021, after which there will be a public consultation. Adoption by the European Commission is planned for the last quarter of 2021. For more information, please visit the website of the European Commission.