MS Awareness Run 2024

Join as at the Brussels Airport Half Marathon or 7K and run/roll for a cause! Raise funds & awareness for Multiple Sclerosis. Register by July 31st!



Empowering Lives, Shaping the Future: Campaign for a United Approach for Multiple Sclerosis

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We help people living with MS to rebuild their lives, by influencing policy and making sure that their needs are to the fore.

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EBV MS Project

The purpose of this EU funded research initiative to uncover role of EBV in multiple sclerosis, its onset and progression, especially in the light of recent research in EBV’s role in triggering the development of MS.

The aim of this research, led by University of Bergen, is to understand why only a few EBV infected people develop MS, and define the underlying mechanism of this process. The research will also aim to investigate if targeting the EBV infection with antiviral treatments can improve the disease course or stop disease progression.

Learn more about EBV MS Project

ECTRIMS Patient Community Day

Registration for ECTRIMS Patient Community Day is Now Open!


ECTRIMS Patient Community Day
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About MS

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, neurodegenerative disease in which a person’s immune system targets healthy nerves.

MS is most frequently diagnosed in people aged 20–40 years. It is an unpredictable disease that each person will experience differently, but common symptoms often include pain, fatigue, reduced mobility and cognitive dysfunction. The cause of MS is not known and there is currently no cure. However, timely diagnosis, treatment and support have a significant effect on disease progression and quality of life, regardless of the type of MS. Today, there are more than 1,2 million people living with MS in Europe.

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Select your country on the map and find your national MS Society

Our members are the backbone of our work. National MS organisations are vital to people with MS and the perspective of our members across Europe brings an irreplaceable added value to our projects and activities.

We currently rely on a network of 43 member MS Societies in 37 European countries representing over 1,2 million people living with MS across Europe.

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Our Team

The EMSP Executive Committee is a group of volunteers representing MS Societies from across Europe and our Staff is a team of dedicated professionals based in Brussels. Click on the individual Board and Staff members to learn more about us and to access our contact details.

Herbert Temmes EMSP President

Herbert Temmes

Federica Balzani EMSP Vice-President

Federica Balzani

Jan Van Amstel EMSP Board Member

Jan Van Amstel

Aoife Kirwan EMSP Board Member

Aoife Kirwan

Board Member
Eduard Andrei Pletea - EMSP Board Member - Portrait Image 2022

Eduard Andrei Pletea

Board Member
Susanna Van Tonder EMSP Board Member

Susanna van Tonder

Board Member
Tania Pilz

Tania Pilz

Young People's Representative
Peer Baneke EMSP Observer

Peer Baneke


Debianka Mukherjee

Senior Partnership and Development Manager
Emma Rogan EMSP

Emma Rogan

Campaigns and External Engagement Coordinator

Jana Hlaváčová

External Policy Advisor
Mokhsharif Nasrulloeva EMSP Project Coordinator

Mohsharif Nasrulloeva

Project Coordinator
Patricia Moghames EMSP Programme Coordinator

Patricia Moghames

Programme Coordinator
Žilvinas Gavėnas EMSP ICT Coordinator

Žilvinas Gavėnas

ICT Coordinator

Our Projects

Our projects aim to improve the quality of life of people living with Multiple Sclerosis, as well as to ensure that they receive high-quality equitable treatment, care and can access employment. Click on the projects to access more details or to visit the external project websites.

Latest News

Keep up-to-date with the latest news about EMSP, our projects, our members, and generally about MS in Europe.


EMSP Calendar

Check out and register for the most important upcoming EMSP and partner events here