About Us

Who we are.

The European Multiple Sclerosis Platform (EMSP) is a Pan-European umbrella organisation with over 30 years of expertise. We work together with 43 members organisations from 37 countries and our partners to ensure that the more than one million people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) in Europe, have a real voice in determining their own priorities.

 What we do

We raise the voice of people with MS to ensure they have a role in determining their own priorities. Their needs are the focus of our advocacy and awareness-raising campaigns to influence European decision-makers and EU policymakers. We gather data and provide knowledge and expertise to relevant stakeholders and encourage high quality research and the dissemination of excellent, evidence-based information on MS.

 What makes us different?

EMSP is the only MS-specific organisation that can represent the voice of people affected by MS to influence EU policies that impact their quality of life. For the past 30 years, EMSP has been collaborating with the European Commission and European Parliament to address the challenges faced by the European MS community and we work with the European Medicines Agency.

Find more about our initiatives in relation to policymakers here.


A world without Multiple Sclerosis


Improving the quality of life of people affected by MS through improved access to care, improved social and financial protection and societal understanding of MS.

Strategic Plan

An overview of our Strategic Plan 2015-2020 can be found here.


EMSP’s Constitution is available in both English and French.

Internal Rules

Please click here to read EMSP’s Internal Rules.

EMSP Annual Report

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.

Peer Baneke EMSP Observer

Peer Baneke

Herbert Temmes EMSP President

Herbert Temmes

Federica Balzani EMSP Vice-President

Federica Balzani

Klaus Knops EMSP Treasurer

Klaus Knops

Aoife Kirwan EMSP Board Member

Aoife Kirwan

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

Eduard Andrei Pletea

Board Member
Jan Van Amstel EMSP Board Member

Jan Van Amstel

Board Member
Nataša Hlaban EMSP Board Member

Nataša Hlaban

Board Member
Susanna Van Tonder EMSP Board Member

Susanna van Tonder

Board Member
Margarida Piçarra Navalhinhas EMSP Young People's Representative

Margarida Piçarra Navalhinhas

Young People's Representative
Pedro-Carrascal EMSP Past President

Pedro Carrascal

Past President
Debianka Mukherjee EMSP Fundraising and Development Manager

Debianka Mukherjee

Fundraising and Development Manager
Emma Rogan EMSP

Emma Rogan

Campaigns and External Engagement Coordinator

Jana Hlaváčová

Interim CEO
Máté László Tagaj EMSP Senior Communication and Membership Coordinator

Máté László Tagaj

Senior Communications and Membership Coordinator
Mokhsharif Nasrulloeva EMSP Project Coordinator

Mokhsharif Nasrulloeva

Project Coordinator
Patricia Moghames EMSP Programme Coordinator

Patricia Moghames

Programme Coordinator
Simina Peterfi EMSP Community Manager

Simina Peterfi

Community Manager
Žilvinas Gavėnas EMSP ICT Coordinator

Žilvinas Gavėnas

ICT Coordinator

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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