The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) is a directorate of the Council of Europe.

Its origins date back to 1964, when the Convention on the Elaboration of a European Pharmacopoeia was adopted by the Council of Europe, with the vision of creating a common European Pharmacopoeia.

The creation of a technical Secretariat was foreseen in the convention, and over the years it has become a directorate, with successive name changes reflecting the new missions assigned to it.

In 2022, the EDQM employs nearly 451 staff of 31 different nationalities and is composed of nine administrative entities.

The entities of EDQM
Organisation chart