EMSP’s 2015 Annual Conference enjoyed an audience of 150 stakeholders representing some of our key members and partners.
As a follow-up to the event we have made available a series of engaging presentations.
Now we would like to present a Conference Top 10:
- European Employment Pact for People with MS
EMSP’s Chief Executive Maggie Alexander outlined the main objectives of our recently launched Employment Pact for people with MS and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Find her presentation here.
EMSP is kindly inviting people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) across Europe to complete our newly launched Pan-European Patients Survey (PEP).
All those interested can find the survey here.
It is accessible in 28 European languages and takes only 10 minutes to complete.
The Pan-European Survey is the only such initiative that focuses primarily on the specific situation and needs of people with MS in terms of employment, care, treatment, support and living environment.
As our MS advocate Shana Pezaro mentions in the enclosed video message, "we need to hear the voice of people with MS across Europe so we can push for better solutions and policies which will help improve their lives."
Find the related Press Release here.
Find the presentation leaflet here.
We are still open to receive applications from young people with MS living in Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Ireland, Switzerland and the UK. Other positions in other European countries may also become available in the near future. Find the role descriptions here.
As Project Coordinator and MS advocate Emma Rogan says, "people with MS are not asking for charity, but for opportunities". EMSP and project partners are now offering this opportunity!
EMSP's mid year newsletter focuses on our landmark events in 2015.
The main points from this issue of the Web Alert:
- EMSP Annual Conference
- Call to Action for Employment Pact
- Believe and Achieve update
EMSP was represented at the European Day of Persons with Disability - a European Disability Forum (EDF) event hosted by the European Commission on 2-3 December, in Brussels - by our Project Coordinator and MS advocate Emma Rogan (photo).
In a very personal speech she delivered on 3 December, Emma shared her own experience of living with multiple sclerosis while stressing the importance of access to employment:
"Paid work opens up opportunities and provides sense of purpose, security and dignity."