The European Union (EU) Written Declaration on Epilepsy continues to be well supported by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) throughout Europe. The declaration first opened for signatures during the plenary session in Strasbourg in May, when a total of 107 MEPs added their signatures to the book.
During the second opportunity for signing, in early June, a further 138 MEPs signed the declaration, bringing the total to 245 signatures. On the 22nd/23rd June a short mini-session in Brussels brought a further 30 further signatures. During the July plenary Session in Strasbourg an additional 72 MEPs added their names.
Now, with the European Parliament in its summer recess, the European Declaration on Epilepsy has already received 347 signatures. In order to have the EU Written Declaration on Epilepsy carried in the European Parliament, we need to receive a minimum of 369 signatures (a majority of all MEPs). Our last opportunity to obtain a minimum of 22 signatures will be in mid-September, when the MEPs have their next plenary meeting in Strasbourg (12th 15th September).
If we receive the necessary 369 signatures by September, the declaration will be carried; otherwise it will lapse. A written declaration will form a very useful supportive tool for new activities at national and European levels and we are hopeful that, with the help of all IBE supporters, we will succeed.
Listed below are the names of the MEPs who have signed during the May, July and July sessions. IBE, the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and the European Advocates for Epilepsy Group (which is chaired by Gay Mitchell MEP) are extremely grateful to those MEPs who have already put their names to the declaration.
Click here to see the list of MEPs who signed the declaration in May
Click here to see the list of MEPs who signed the declaration in early June
Click here to see the list of MEPs who signed the declaration in late June
Click here to see the list of MEPs who signed the declaration in July
Click here to find out more about the Written Declaration.