EUROPEAN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS PLATFORM

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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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.

Klaus Hom - EMSP Executive Committee Member

Klaus Høm

Board Member

Herbert Temmes

Board Member

Tanja Malbaša

Board Member

Patrik Puljić

Young People's Representative

Dimitra Kalogianni

Board Member

Claude Mekies

Board Member

Federica Balzani

Board Member

Jana Hlaváčová

Vice President

Peer Baneke

Observer

Pedro Carrascal

President

Klaus Knops

Treasurer

Jonathan Blades

Board Member

Anne Winslow

Past President

Mokhsharif Nasrulloeva

Assistant Project Coordinator
Debianka Mukherjee

Debianka Mukherjee

Fundraising and Development Manager
Cristina Munteanu

Cristina Munteanu

Administrative coordinator
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Simina Peterfi

Community Manager

Krystalenia Ampreou

Office Manager

Máté László Tagaj

Senior Membership and Communications Coordinator

Žilvinas Gavėnas

ICT Coordinator

Emma Rogan

Campaigns and External Engagement 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.

News

EMSP Calendar

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

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ECTRIMS Congress 2021 – Austria, Vienna

13.10.2021

The 37th Congress of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) will take place between 13…

EPF Congress 2021 | 26-29 October 2021

26.10.2021

Take part in our second European Congress exploring patient involvement in digitalised healthcare driven by leading representatives of the patient…

European Charcot Foundation Conference 2020

ECF’s 29th Annual Meeting

18.11.2021

29th Annual Meeting of the European Charcot Foundation 18 – 20 November 2021: MS at the extremes The 29th Annual…

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Annual RiMS Conference 2021

25.11.2021

The next Annual Rehabilitation in MS (RiMS) Conference will take place from November 25 – 27, 2021! RiMSwill soon communicate…

MS Barometer 2020 Webinar

MS Barometer 2020 Webinar

03.12.2021

We are pleased to announce that on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3rd December 2020), we are organizing a webinar to…