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.

Vision

A world without Multiple Sclerosis

Mission

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.

Constitution

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.

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

Krystalenia Ampreou

Office Manager

Máté László Tagaj

Senior Membership and Communications Coordinator

Žilvinas Gavėnas

ICT Coordinator

Emma Rogan

Campaigns and External Engagement 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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