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Breaking down the barriers: A European Employment Pact for people with multiple sclerosis and other neurodegenerative diseases



The European Multiple Sclerosis Platform (EMSP) launched its European Employment Pact aimed at businesses interested in supporting and benefiting from sustainable employment for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) in Europe.


The Pact is also available in German, French, Spanish, Italian and Polish


The launch took place in the European Parliament in Brussels, on 24 March, and was hosted by MEP Rosa Estaras-Ferragut under the title "Breaking down the barriers: Access to employment and the economics of brain health"


Find the related Press Release here.


The Pact is part of EMSP's EU-funded Paving the Path to Participation project. 

Estonian MS Society marks 25 years with advocacy event



EMSP's members from the Estonian MS Society (ESMUL) have marked their 25th anniversary with a high-profile national conference attended by around 100 stakeholders.


The event took place on 20 March in the Estonian capital - Tallinn. 


The organisers and participants engaged in a series of constructive discussions on important topics for the national MS community, such as patient rights and the quality of care, alternative medicine and the benefits of physical exercise. 


A special part in the programme was the national launch of a documentary film on living with MS in Estonia - included in EMSP's Under Pressure project. 

EMSP launches the Pan-European Patients Survey


EMSP is kindly inviting people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) across Europe to complete our newly launched Pan-European Patients Survey (PEP). 


You can find the survey here


This is the only such initiative that focuses primarily on the specific situation and needs of people with MS in terms of employment, care, treatment, support and living environment.


The first available version is in English, but other European languages will follow over the next weeks. 

Registration for EMSP's 2015 Spring Conference




The registration process for our 2015 Spring Conference - to be held on 15-16 May, in Warsaw, Poland - is open starting from 2 February. 


Click here to get all the necessary information and start the process. 


EMSP's Spring Conference is a World of MS Day 2015 event. 


For a summary of EMSP's 2014 Spring Conference, click here.  

Workshop for Central and Eastern European MS Societies: Make your voice heard


The Hungarian MS Society organised a two-day workshop with the participation of the national MS societies of five Central and Eastern European countries – the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia – in association with other international organisations and speakers. The event took place on 2-4 December, in Budapest, Hungary.


The main topic referred to the challenges MS organisations have to face in the Central and Eastern European region. The working title of the program was Make your Voice Heard – How to Communicate with Impact.


EMSP was represented at the Hungarian event by External Affairs Coordinator Yves Brand. He spoke about European initiatives helping the work of local MS organisations and about opportunities for cooperation.