EFSA launches new support initiatives for small and medium-sized enterprises

EFSA has launched new support initiatives to applicants from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) who will be able to seek guidance 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 will use the experience gained in providing these new forms of support to decide whether to include them in its catalogue of support initiatives.