An industry for healthy lives

Europe is at the heart of global vaccine research and production. Most of the activities of the major innovative Vaccines Europe members research based-companies are based in the region.

Vaccines Europe collaboration with the SAATI Partnership

In 2013 Vaccines Europe has signed a VE-SAATI Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the SAATI (Supporting Active Ageing Through Immunisation) Partnership to foster collaboration between industry and expert public health professionals on key areas and projects where a public private approach is needed.

SAATI was established in 2011 by stakeholders committed to tackling low public awareness of the risk and burden of vaccine-preventable diseases in older adults in Europe and comprises patients’ and professionals’ associations, clinicians, think tanks, healthy ageing specialists and experts.

Despite available vaccines constitute the most cost-effective preventable tool for the control and elimination of communicable diseases, and that more investment in prevention versus treatment of illnesses is increasingly recognised as key for the sustainability of healthcare systems, the implementation of comprehensive immunisation policies across all stages of life remains suboptimal. This is particularly the case for the adult and elderly population.

Launch of a EU Report Card on Adult Immunisation

Vaccines Europe is currently cooperating with SAATI for the launch and dissemination of a SAATI commissioned EU Report Card on the state of play of adult immunisation in the EU27 and the benefits of implementing a life course approach to vaccination. More information on the report and the report itself are available here.

Vaccines Europe is supporting the launch of the report through a public event in the European Parliament in Brussels, which will take place on 13 November 2013, from 12h30 – 14h30.

During the launch event, the key findings and recommendations of the report will be presented and the SAATI Call for Action to develop a strong and comprehensive life-course vaccination strategy to tackle infectious diseases will be launched. The report can be downloaded here.

The launch event will be hosted by MEP Rebecca Taylor (ALDE, UK). A preliminary programme is available here below and will be regularly updated as speakers are confirmed.


12h30-12h50 Registration and Welcome Lunch
12h50-14h00 Opening keynote, MEP Rebecca Taylor
Immunisation in Europe: State of Play
SAATI EU Report Card: Key findings
A Parent’s testimony
Launch of the SAATI Call for Action
14h00-14h20 Discussion
14h20-14h30 Closing remarks


In order to register for attendance to the event, please email:

For more information on the EU Report Card, please email: