IMA is a fully participating member of the network of the Regulatory Authorities in the European Economic Area. There is an extensive cooperation in the field of medicines between the Regulatory Authorities in EEA and the European Medicines Agency, EMEA, regarding issuing marketing authorisations, pharmacovigilance and inspections. The collaboration extends to IT and various databases have or are being developed. IMA´s experts actively participate in the work of various expert committees of EMEA, The Commission and of the Heads of Medicines Agencies. In addition IMA´s staff actively participates in the work of the Pharmaceutical Inspection Convention Scheme, PIC/S, and The European Pharmacopoeia Committee.