Launch Of European Epilepsy Day 2014
The ILAE/IBE Joint Task Force on epilepsy in Europe – Epilepsy Advocacy Europe – was delighted to have EU Commissioner for Health, Tonio Borg, open the poster exhibition to celebrate European Epilepsy Day in the parliament in Strasbourg on Monday 4th February. In his speech, the Commissioner highlighted the urgent need to stamp out stigma and to ensure that people with epilepsy were treated fairly and without discrimination.
The Commissioner also spoke about two important workshops, which he is organising in the coming months, which will address inequities faced by minority groups, including people with a disability.
The event was hosted by Gay Mitchell MEP, who is President of European Advocates for Epilepsy, the special interest group of MEPs in the parliament.
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