sustainable competence in advancing healthcare
European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry
sustainable competence in advancing healthcare
European Coordination Committee of the Radiological, Electromedical and Healthcare IT Industry

Position Papers

14.06.2019 The Life Savers: The value of medical and digital health technology in breast cancer care

A study of breast cancer specialists across the EU. COCIR commissioned an independent, year-long study of how stakeholders view the value of medical and digital technology across the continuum of care. The research focused on...[more]

06.06.2019 Medical Device Regulation – One Year to Go

COCIR Recommendations Brussels, 6 June 2019 The medical device sector in Europe has less than one year until 26 May 2020, the Date of Application of the Medical Device Regulation (MDR - 745/2017). Six months ago, in November...[more]

17.04.2019 Health industries welcome unprecedented progress leading to an adoption of Horizon Europe, its areas for missions and partnerships

Brussels, 17 April 2019 The six undersigned European health industry associations representing small and large companies welcome the Council and the European Parliament agreement on the Horizon Europe legislation, including areas...[more]

02.04.2019 Harmonisation of Standards for Medical Devices

Brussels, 2 April 2019 The European Commission needs to take action now to eliminate the remaining backlog of harmonised standards and re-install a sustainable and efficient process for the harmonisation of standards as outlined...[more]

07.03.2019 COCIR concerns in the event of a no-deal Brexit

Brussels, 7 March 2019 Open letter to the European Commission & National Competent Authorities  for Medical Devices The date of withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union - 29 March 2019 - is drawing...[more]

06.02.2019 Radiotherapy: seizing the opportunity in cancer care. How industry is contributing

Brussels, 6 February 2019 COCIR participated to a Policy Forum at the European Parliament organized by the Marie Curie Legacy Campaign kindly hosted by Lieve Wierinck MEP on 31st of January 2019 at the European Parliament. [more]

28.11.2018 Implementing Medical Device Regulation - COCIR Half-Time Assessment

26 November 2018 marks the exact mid-point in the implementation period of the MDR. In addition, the next meeting of the Medical Device Coordination Group took place on 30 November. On that occasion, COCIR decided to assess the...[more]

28.11.2018 Joint industry letter on the ePrivacy Regulation

Brussels, 28 November 2018 - Ahead of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council meeting of 4 December, businesses from across all sectors of the European economy would like to reiterate their concern about the proposal...[more]

26.11.2018 Joint statement on Horizon Europe

Brussels, 26 November 2019 In view of the upcoming meeting of the Competitiveness Council on 30 November, COCIR, together with five other associations highlights the key role of Horizon Europe for European health research &...[more]

22.10.2018 Joint industry letter on trialogue negotiations on the Cybersecurity Act

Brussels, 22 October 2018 - The ongoing negotiations between the European Parliament and the Council to set up an EU cybersecurity certification framework will have profound implications for the future of Europe’s industrial...[more]

12.10.2018 European Business Calls for Swift Ratification of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

Brussels, 12 October 2018 - The European business organisations, signatories of this statement, hereby reiterate their strong support for the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), and call on the European Parliament to...[more]

26.04.2018 COCIR Position Paper on The EC Proposal for a Regulation on Health Technology Assessment

COCIR welcomes the EC proposal on HTA cooperation in the European Union in which the majority of the concerns highlighted in COCIR contribution to the European Commission public consultation on strengthening of the EU cooperation...[more]

13.03.2018 Beyond innovation: Joint industry contribution on the Multiannual Financial Framework

Supporting large-scale digital health deployment in Europe Tomorrow, on 14 March, the European Parliament will vote in its plenary session on their Own Initiative Report on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).  This...[more]

13.03.2018 COCIR Mission Proposal for FP9

Live longer, Feel better: a European mission for the digitisation of healthcare The preparations for the next EU Framework Programme for Research & Innovation (FP9) are currently getting more intense.  Last month,...[more]

23.01.2018 Implementing Medical Device Regulation – COCIR Views On The Way Forward

This document provides a strategic and in-depth overview of the impact of Medical Device Regulation (MDR) on our industry sectors and is addressed to all parties involved in the concrete implementation the MDR. It outlines...[more]

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