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Call for registrations: EFNA workshop "Brain, Mind and Pain", 24-25 September

  Right: Maggie Alexander (EMSP Chief Executive), attending an EFNA event in the European Parliament, in 2013 


The European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA) is inviting patient organisations from a number of European countries to attend its workshop "Brain, Mind and Pain", to be held in Brussels, on 24-25 September 2014.


EFNA encourages all interested and relevant parties to register by 5 September. To do so, please download the attached form (visible upon clicking on the title of this news article). 


EFNA, a traditional partner of EMSP, is looking for patient organisations from Sweden, Denmark, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Malta and Romania to be represented at the mentioned workshop, which is meant to be a capacity building exercise. 

Paving the Path to Participation: Moving closer to an Employment Charter


EMSP organised an all-day workshop on employment for people with disabilities, on 29 July, in Brussels, as part of its new Paving the Path to Participation (PPP) project, already acknowledged through a grant awarded by the European Commission’s DG Justice Progress programme.


The event gathered around 30 stakeholders from MS societies, the broader NGO sector, the industry and a representative of DG Justice, Ms Hana Velecka.



EMSP represented in Patient Corner at the Joint Congress of European Neurology


The European Multiple Sclerosis Platform (EMSP) took part in the Joint Congress of European Neurology 2014 organised between 31 May and 3 June, in Istanbul, by the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) and the European Neurological Society (ENS). 


EMSP was one of ten member organisations of the European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA) to participate in a special Patient Corner - an opportunity to raise awareness of individual disease areas. EMSP promoted the newly revised Code of Good Practice in MS, Defeating MS Together, as well as several other deliverables, most of them presented at the recent Anniversary Spring Conference.  

MS Barometer 2013 launched on World MS Day


EMSP is launching the 2013 edition of its MS Barometer to mark the 28th May 2014, when the global MS community celebrates World MS Day. 


Find the Barometer here


EMSP and its partners are also providing member societies and other interested parties with a collection of country factsheets including key benchmarks in MS management for 26 EU countries, plus Norway and Switzerland. 


Find the factsheets here