European Advocates for Epilepsy Working Group

The European Advocates for Epilepsy is a group of cross-national, cross-party Members of the European Parliament (MEP) with particular interest in epilepsy, and which is dedicated to improving awareness for epilepsy at EU level.

The group submitted the European Declaration on Epilepsy in 2011, signed by five of its members, and has supported European Epilepsy Day events in 2011 and 2012, 2013, 2014  and this year 2015 launched the first International Epilepsy Day in the European Parliament.

The current list of European Advocates for Epilepsy is made up of the following members:

President and Vice President

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President Brian Hayes
President
Ireland, EPP
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Nathalie Griesbeck
Vice President
France, ALDE

Members: European Advocates for Epilepsy Working Group

Matt Carthy
Ireland, Sinn Fein
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Becker, Heinz
Austria, EPP
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Bendt Bendtsen
Denmark
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David Casa
Malta, EPP
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Childers, Nessa
Ireland, S&D
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Deirdre Clune
Ireland
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Theresa Griffin
UK
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Gyurk, Andras
Hungary, EPP
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Harkin, Marian
Ireland, ALDE
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Barbara Kappel
Austria
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Sean Kelly
Ireland
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Jean Lambert,
UK GUE/NLG
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Mairead McGuinness
Ireland, EPP
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Roberta Metsola
Malta, EPP
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Emilian Pavel
Romania
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Sirpa Pietikainen
Finland, EPP

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Poc, Pavel
Czech Rep, S&D
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Dominique Riquet
France

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Dr Olga Sehnalová
Czech Republic
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Neoklis Sylikiotis
Cyprus
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Patrizia Toia
Italy, S&D
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Tomáš Zdechovský
Czech Republic
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To find a list of your local MEPs, please click href=”http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/search.html”>http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/search.html

If you are interested in writing to your local MEP to encourage them to join the European Advocates for Epilepsy Group, please first contact Ann Little at ibedublin@ibe-epilepsy.org, who can provide you with further information and a template covering letter.

The more MEPs who can assist us the greater the possibility for improving awareness at EU level.

For further information, please visit: www.EpilepsyAdvocacyEurope.org