The Secretary General is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership while managing the day to day operations of PGEU and its ongoing relationships with its member associations and other stakeholders, as well as representing the community pharmacy sector in various European and national forums. The Secretary General is appointed by the General Assembly.
The Legal Advisor analyses EU Policy and advises PGEU Members on the impact and consequences for the pharmacy profession of relevant European political and legislative initiatives. The Legal Advisor is responsible for the monitoring of EU policy developments, legislation and proposals.
A pharmacist by training, the Professional Affairs Advisor is responsible for the PGEU activities concerning professional related issues and liaising with PGEU members and stakeholders on these topics. Other specific responsibilities are to further develop the relationship of PGEU with EMA, with other pharmacy and health professional associations and with parts of the Commission dealing with public health and pharmaceuticals.
The Economic Affairs Manager is responsible for the PGEU initiatives related to health economics and policy. He monitors EU policies in the areas of EU economic governance and health systems resilience and sustainability. Moreover, he produces data-driven analyses of market developments in the healthcare and pharmacy sector, to advice PGEU members and to inform PGEU policy positions. He also contributes to develop PGEU relationships with stakeholders and institutions, including with the European Commission and the OECD.
The Senior Office Manager is responsible for the smooth running of the office. She is the Personal Assistant of the Secretary General. She manages the office’s agenda and assists the PGEU staff. She is also in charge of organising PGEU events, General Assemblies and Internal meetings. Moreover, she is responsible for liaising PGEU working contacts and members and manages the PGEU website.
The Stagiaire at PGEU is every year the Vice-president of European Affairs from EPSA, the European Pharmaceutical Students’ Association, who offers the perspective on the Pharmacy profession from the students’ point of view.