European Medicines Agency

Annual Financial Assessment

The European Medicine Agency (EMA) has established ‘eligibility criteria’ in order to make sure that it only establishes dialogues with the most suitable organisations that act in the interests of European patients, consumers and healthcare professionals. The European Association of Urology would like to engage in dialogue with the EMA and has provided the following information for the evaluation of eligibility.

As part of the evaluation for eligibility, the European Association of Urology has provided the following financial information (2018) to be assessed by the parameters as set by the European Medicine Agency:

  • Royalties EAU scientific journal: 11.31%, 50% non-industry – 50% industry
  • Results EAU meetings: 74.49%, 50% non-industry – 50% industry
  • Membership fees: 10.38%, 100% non-industry
  • Educational grants: 2.04% 100% industry
  • Other educational products and services: 2.03%, 100% non-industry
Overall proportion of industry and non-industry: 35.42 vs 64.58%


Funding Resources:
The following pharmaceutical companies provide funding to EAU:

  • Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd
  • Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG
  • Karl Storz GmbH & Co. KG
  • Boston Scientific International S.A.
  • Ipsen Innovation
  • Janssen Pharmaceutica NV
  • Cook Medical Europe Ltd.
  • Recordati Industria Chimica e farmaceutica S.p.A.
  • Merck sharp & Dohme Corp.
  • Ferring International Center S.A.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb

The highest contribution from a single company is less than 4% of the organisation’s total income.

Geographic Spread of EAU Membership

Geographic Spread of EAU Membership

Code of Ethics

In order to ensure good governance, interactions should be based on fundamental principles of integrity, mutual respect, responsiveness, accountability, collaboration and transparency. The EAU Code of Ethics set standards for industry partners with regard to ethical interactions with the healthcare community. In order to make funding partnerships work in practice, to ensure the integrity of both the funder and EAU is maintained, and to demonstrate to other stakeholders that our relationships are absolutely scrupulous, the following key principles underpin our acceptance of funding.

Code of Ethics by European Association of Urology

EMA Annual Report 2017

Public Engagement Highlights 2018

EMA’s Public Engagement Department was set up to facilitate the involvement of patients, consumers, healthcare professionals (HCPs) and academics in the work of the Agency. Their highlights for 2018 can be found here:

EMA public engagement highlights 2018