EFSA has launched new support initiatives dedicated to applicants from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs will now be able to access support from EFSA when preparing, submitting and monitoring their applications for regulated products.

The results of the pilot project on “Pre-submission administrative check of draft dossiers” demonstrated that dedicated initiatives to SMEs should be simple, easy to access, flexible and be available at an early stage of the application process. EFSA therefore decided to launch and test activities tailored to the specific needs identified by the project.

EFSA will use the experience gained in providing these new forms of support to decide whether to include them in its catalogue of support initiatives.

Interested small and medium-sized enterprises can find more details on the support initiatives and learn how to access them from the Applications section.

https://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/press/news/190402