HTA1 is an important tool that helps national authorities to analyse and establish the added value of new technologies over and above existing ones. The EU has been supporting Member States in their HTA efforts for many years and fosters cooperation between HTA bodies, in particular through Joint Actions. In September 2016 the Commission launched a new initiative which addresses the question whether and how to continue HTA cooperation at EU level beyond 2020 (when the current EUnetHTA Joint Action 3 comes to an end). In this context the Commission launched an open public consultation which ran from 21 October
2016 until 13 January 2017.
The aim of this public consultation was to collect all stakeholders' views on the EU HTA cooperation, encompassing their experience with the on-going cooperation mechanisms, their specific needs and their opinion on the proposed approaches described in the Inception Impact Assessment2
This report provides an overview of the responses received, grouping them by category of stakeholder. Stakeholders' responses are published online in line with the Commission's applicable rules3.