Commons Network and Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) hosted an event “Open medical science for better health-care for all: Making FP9 work for the public interest” in order to address ongoing policy debates and latest political developments in access to medical research debate at the EU levels and in universities.
In the full room of the European Parliament, the discussion took place around the following issues:
What is the substance of these policies and how do they contribute to the public interest and public return on public funding? What are the outcomes and pitfalls of open? And how can the commons approach be of help here? How does the reality in health centers and medical universities compare?
Speakers included Jill McArdle (Global Health Advocates), medical researcher Peter Gotzsche, Peter Grabitz from Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM), Ellas Papadopoulou on behalf of DG Research and Innovation, MEPs Magrete Auken and Guillaume Balas and Sophie Bloemen from Commons Network.