At the European level, VSOP works together with Eurordis and the European Patient Forum. When active in European projects, VSOP acts also on behalf of EGAN: The European Patients Network for Medical Research and Health. EGAN focusses on therapy development, research and health care policy, prevention, education and empowerment. VSOP/EGAN hosts the website biomedinvo4all, providing patient-oriented information and education materials, for a European audience, on diverse research themes, including (patient involvement in) paediatric clinical research. VSOP/EGAN has broad experience of bringing the patient’s perspective into research and bridging the gaps between pharmaceutical and academic communities on the one side and the patient community on the other.
VSOP/EGAN is represented in the COMP and CAT at EMA, partner of EATRIS, and member of the stakeholder committee at BBMRI.