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.About MS
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.Know More
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.
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.
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