The Regional Executive Committee for Europe consists of the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and two Members, all of whom are elected by the Full Members in the European Region. In addition, the Vice President Europe on the International Executive Committee is an ex-officio voting member of the Regional Executive Committee and acts as a liaison point between the International and Regional Committees. IBE President, Secretary General and Treasurer are also ex-officio non-voting members of this committee.
The pupose of the Regional Executive Committee is to facilitate joint activities in the region and to arrange regular (at least annual) meetings of the Regional Committee. These meetings usually take place at the time of the International Epilepsy Congress and the European Epilepsy & Society Congress.
Elected Regional Executive Committee 2013 – 2017
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, […]
The ILAE and IBE Executive Committees, the AES-ILAE Translational Research Task Force, and the Neurobiology Commission of the ILAE have sent a letter of response to the members of the European Parliament to oppose the March 3rd, 2015, European Citizens Initiative Stop Vivisection. This initiative, which requests the phasing out of animal experimentation in biomedical […]
Presidential Symposium: The high profile symposium, meticulously constructed by the Presidents of ILAE and IBE, investigates whether epilepsy is genetic and the possible associated consequences. The topics covered include: how genetics are changing the epilepsy landscape, how to optimize genetic testing, how genes affect the response to treatment, and the pros and cons of knowing the answer. Main […]
Next week, in the United Kingdom, MPs are due to hold a three-hour debate on epilepsy in the House of Commons. This debate will take place at 14:00 (GMT) on Thursday 26 February and our friends and colleagues in the UK are urging everyone with epilepsy to lobby their MP to ask them to attend the debate. The […]
We are delighted to announce the winner of our competition to find a logo for International Epilepsy Day. Launched in September, the competition attracted a large number of entries with some excellent designs. In the end, the logo that stood out as having best met the competition brief was a design submitted by a young […]