EMSP was founded in 1989 and over the years we have gained the support of 40 national MS member societies from 35 European countries.

Find full members here.

Find associate members here.

How to become a member

Any MS organisation representing people with MS in a European country can submit an application of membership to EMSP’s Executive Committee.

What we ask

EMSP requires applicant organisations to be registered with the relevant authorities with a non-for-profit status and to have a clearly drafted constitution (in English) available to submit together with the application. Other desirable items are a recent copy of the annual report and an overview containing information such as the names and contact details of the organisation’s secretariat staff, and the number of registered members.

What we offer

A voice at European level, guidance and capacity building. EMSP is the only MS specific organisation that can influence health and other EU policies. We have a history of collaboration with the European Commission and European Parliament (see Policymakers), we are founding members of the European Patients’ Forum (EPF) and we have access to the European Medicines Agency (EMA), (see Resources/ Institutions). Also, through our cross-border projects (see Projects), we present members with opportunities to bring concrete deliverables to their constituency, in areas such as treatments, care and employment.

Spain, 2011: Many couples say living with MS is like having a third person in the marriage: one who often interferes with plans and creates physical, psychological and emotional strain. Almudena Movilla Morena takes advantage of a quiet moment to reassure her husband David (EMSP’s Under Pressure project)

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