In advance of the launchof the MEP Interest Group: Brain, Mind, Pain, Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) and European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA) are working to build a Register of Supporters from amongst the Members of the European Parliament [MEPs].
With 1 in 3 Europeans affected by a neurological disorder and 1 in 5 by chronic pain, PAE and EFNA are confident of collecting a large number of signatures when the register opens for signing.
This will happen during the Strasbourg Parliamentary Session on Tuesday, January 13th and Wednesday January 14th (location and times below) – with a photo opportunity and information stand.
Those who sign will show their support for the Interest Group as it calls on European policy-makers – via the Institutions and Member States – to:
- Support patient-led campaigns to educate, eradicate stigma and raise awareness of neurological and chronic pain disorders
- Support research into the development of innovative prevention and treatment options within a regulatory framework which facilitates equitable access to affordable therapies
- Strengthen patient involvement in this research, and in policy-setting and decision-making
- Implement relevant European social legislation to ensure appropriate support for people living with neurological and chronic pain disorders
Please help us to spread the word by alerting any MEP contacts you may have to this event and retweeting the posts from @pain_europe with #brainmindpain
To learn more about why brain and pain disorders should be a political priority and how this Interest Group will help to achieve this goal, download our short two-page briefing here .
A dedicated website will soon be launched for this initiative and we will shortly be posting more information about the official launch (February 24th in the EP, Brussels) – so keep checking back or sign up to our e-zine to keep informed of the latest developments.
With your help and support we can make a difference to the lives of the millions of European affected by these debilitating disorders!
Tuesday, January 13 and Wednesday, January 14
Tower 1st floor, by lifts, Agora Geremek, LOW, Strasbourg
10.00 to 18.00h daily