The European Alliance for Responsible R&D and Affordable Medicines is a civil society coalition gathering consumer, patient and public health organisations calling for the creation of an R&D system that is driven by public health needs and delivers medicines that are universally accessible and affordable. Commons Network was one of the founders of this alliance. Now, the alliance boasts close to 60 member organisations all over the continent.
Commons Network works on the topic of Access to Medicines in coalition with other organisations. We work with political decision makers, academia and activists to fight back against high drug prices and other excesses of an intellectual property regime that enables a wholesale corporate enclosure of public knowledge. Most of all, we work with our partners to come up with a radical alternative paradigm for the management of public knowledge as a collective process.