A future for the International Bureau for Epilepsy
Updated: Rome, Italy – November 2009
IBE was established in 1961. It is the recognised international umbrella body representing national epilepsy organisations that have a specific interest in improving the social condition and quality of life of people with epilepsy and their carers.
Since its establishment, IBE has grown and is continuing to grow, measured by the number of its members, with 126 Full and Associate Members in 95 countries.
There is no other similar credible organisation with the same broad Goals and Objectives or the same constituency of stakeholders as IBE.
Epilepsy and those affected by the condition are experiencing a process of dynamic change reflected by changes in world-wide economic, technological, medical, political and social circumstances. The current and forecast future demand on IBE’s resources outweighs the organisation’s ability to satisfy the demands and expectations being placed upon it.
This document presents a strategic response to this situation. It offers a way forward to ensure that IBE has a practical, relevant and meaningful future.
It is the International Executive Committee’s task to ensure the strategy is delivered through action plans and outcomes that should be reported back to the Members and other stakeholders.
This document is an updated version of the previous Strategic Plan that was in place from 2005-2009.
Click here to download the IBE Strategic Plan 2009-2013