Who we are

The Association of the European Self-Medication Industry (AESGP) is a not-for-profit organisation which represents the manufacturers of non-prescription medicines, food supplements and self-care medical devices in Europe, an area also referred to as consumer healthcare products.

Companies operating in the consumer healthcare sector in Europe are affiliated with AESGP directly or indirectly through the national associations. The AESGP constituency thereby includes a great number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) operating in the sector in Europe as well as the main multinational companies.

The highest governing body is the AESGP General Assembly composed of all members of the association. The management is in the hands of the AESGP Board composed of representatives from member associations and companies. The Administration is placed under the Direction of the Director General, appointed by, and responsible to, the AESGP Board. The Director General is the Chief Executive Officer of the association, and is supported by the AESGP staff, located at the AESGP offices in Brussels.

AESGP counts primarily 6 technical committees, namely the Regulatory Affairs Committee, Herbal Medicinal Products Committee, Medical Device Committee, Food Supplements Committee, Pharmacovigilance Committee and the Economic / Public Relations Committee.

The structure of AESGP can therefore be described as follows: 

AESGP’s positions are developed through a consultation process with AESGP members allowing them to comment and verify draft positions before their final submission, as shown below. Due to its technical nature, the consultations of most position papers are done through the six committees of the association.   


Milestones in AESGP history