Self-care is for all, for life
Our mission is to advance responsible self-care, enabling citizens to take better care of their health needs, and contribute to the sustainability of European healthcare systems.
Who are we ?
We are the voice of European Self-Care Industry
The Association of the European Self-Care Industry (AESGP) is a non-profit organisation representing the manufacturers of non-prescription medicines, food supplements and self-care medical devices in Europe, also referred to as consumer healthcare products. Our mission is to advance responsible self-care and contribute to the sustainability of European healthcare systems.About us
We promote people's engagement in responsible self-care
The use of medicines available without prescription (OTCs) as well as other self-care products such as food supplements, including minerals & vitamins, and/or self-care medical devices, is an important part of the self-care continuum. It is also in line with the growing desire of everybody to take more responsibility for their own health.
Self-care represents a significant push towards new and greater self-efficacy, autonomy and engagement in health for people. They become increasingly active participants in the management of their health and well-being, and have the right to a greater choice of interventions that meets their needs across their lifetime. Self-care interventions are complementary to conventional healthcare and form an important part of the health system.About self-care
Regulatory and policy work
AESGP primarily operates via 6 technical committees. They meet regularly and develop AESGP positions in key areas.
AESGP offers an easy access to extensive knowledge of the regulatory, legislative and market provision of self-care products in several databases.
AESGP events bring together European and global Industry leaders, providing unique networking opportunities and guaranteeing informative lectures and discussions on important matters to self-care industry experts.
AESGP releases new Evidence Summary on the importance of self-care during the COVID-19 pandemic
AESGP Annual Report 2020
Statement on the Medical Devices Regulation's date of application
Frequently Asked Questions
What does 'AESGP' mean?
AESGP stands for ‘Association Européenne des Spécialités Pharmaceutiques Grand Public’ (fr). ‘European Association of Consumer Pharmaceutical Specialties’, if you translate literally, or ‘Association of the European Self-Care Industry’, as we call ourselves. Not many people remember, but it all started in Paris in 1964, hence the French name.
How can I become a partner ?
As a partner of our association, your company will receive recognition on our website and other publications throughout the year. You can support us in formulating our opinions and positions, and benefit from a wide range of services.
How can I become a member ?
As the voice of the consumer health industry, we represent our members at the European level on cross-cutting issues and provide many other benefits.