Welcome! As the Novartis team in Brussels, we represent our company on European level and operate as the connecting piece between corporate, EU and trade associations. 

Learn more about our priorities, how we reimagine medicine, get to know our team and stay in touch with us on Twitter: @NovartisEU!

Cover of the 2022 Novartis in Society Integrated Report, Van Lacour, prostate cancer patient living in Natchez, Louisiana, who received a Novartis radioligand therapy

Novartis in Society Integrated Report 2022

In 2022, we continued to reimagine medicine and deliver on our purpose to improve and extend people’s lives.

Our priorities

To reimagine medicine is our overarching goal, therefore we’re focusing on access, digitization, ESG, the pharma review, rare disease and security of supply.

Accelerate access

Accelerate Access

We are committed to work with all stakeholders to develop collaborative and sustainable access solutions that address affordability concerns but more important, ensuring that patients have the right access to the right treatment.

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Data and Digital

We have embarked on an ambitious transformation to become the leading medicines company powered by data science and digital technologies. New technologies have the potential to improve applications that will improve patients’ lives.

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Environmental, social and governance

Very ambitious targets are launched to be a leader in environmental sustainability in the healthcare industry, further strengthening its already ambitious target for carbon neutrality to include its entire supply chain by 2030.

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General Pharmaceutical Legislation

The General Pharmaceutical Legislation is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to refine and evolve Europe’s regulatory framework – for a better future for patients and industry.

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Orphan Medicinal Products & Pediatrics

Our mission is to reimagine medicine to improve and extend people’s lives, including transformative medicines for rare disease patients and children in Europe and around the world.

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Security of supply

Working closely with competent authorities to ensure all patients have timely access to high quality treatments and medicines. In order to achieve this policy priorities should be on security of supply, rather than on localization of manufacturing.

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Novartis has a strong footprint in Europe


Euros of R&D investments in Europe

45 000

Employees in Europe, 10 000 in R&D


Sites in Europe, from R&D to manufacturing to commercial


Academic and industry alliances in Europe

Trade associations



Stands for European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations representing biopharmaceutical industry operating in Europe. EFPIA has a direct membership of 36 national associations and 39 leading pharmaceutical companies.

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Is Europe's trade body for innovative companies working in the field of pharmaceuticals and medical technologies who are active in research, development of pharmaceuticals, biotechnologies and medical devices.

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The European Association for Bioindustries, promotes an innovative and dynamic European biotechnology industry. They represent 78 corporate, associate members and bioregions & 15 national biotechnology associations representing over 1800 biotech SMEs.

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Medicines for Europe


Represents the European generic, biosimilar and valued added pharmaceutical industries. Their members’ portfolio covers 80% of therapy areas, and in so doing, safeguards the sustainability of Europe’s healthcare systems for future generations.

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