The mission of each of the regional committees is to work together with interested parties in order to improve the quality of life of people with epilepsy within their region. They facilitate joint activities in the region and arrange regular meetings of the Regional Committee.
Establish communication network between countries in order to exchange information related to epilepsy service provision.
Support existing initiatives in the epilepsy field which can be applied to other countries or regions through a process of skills transfer.
Promote the sustainability and accessibility of services for people with epilepsy.
Promote the human rights and dignity of people with epilepsy.
Support and encourage research into epilepsy.
Promote greater participation of people with epilepsy and their families in global epilepsy
The structure of the each Regional Executive Committee consists of the Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary, all of whom will have been elected by the Chapters in region. In addition, the regional Vice President on the International Executive Committee is an ex-officio voting member of the Regional Executive Committee and will act as a liaison point between the International and Regional Committees. The IBE President, Secretary General and Treasurer are also ex-officio non-voting members of each regional committee.
Using the World Health Organization (WHO) definitions as a guide, the International Executive Committee determines the number and the definition of regions of the world within the IBE structure. IBE currently has the following regions:
The countries within each region are guided by the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) regional structure and are determined by the International Executive Committee. However, where regional affinity is ambiguous, a member may decide which region it wishes to belong to with the proviso that each member may only be a member of one region.