IBE - International Epilepsy SupportMessage from the Chair:

We are happy to present the latest issue of Epifocus, the magazine from and for the European Chapters of IBE. This issue is packed with articles from a.o. Germany, Malta, Norway, Slovenia and Spain, showcasing recent activities. We are introducing a new Chapter Spotlight section to Epifocus. The first Chapter in the spotlights is Georgia and EREC’s co-chair introduces the Georgian Chapter to us. Chapters unfortunately often aren’t aware of what another Chapter does, what challenges they face and what successes they have achieved. We feel this is a nice way to start to build up interaction, to share good practices and we encourage you to contribute to this section.

I particularly want to draw your attention to an important item in this issue of Epifocus in which we reflect on the feedback received from our Chapters about our work. This feedback has been very important in shaping the discussions over the past months internally at IBE and we want to thank all of you who have been open and shared your thoughts with us.

We are also delighted to announce the launch of the website for the Erasmus+ funded European project ‘Epipicto’ to develop a pictorial guide to epilepsy for adults with reading difficulties. We invite you to check out the website for more information. Through Epifocus we aim to connect with you, inspire you and help you share your experiences with others.
If you are disappointed that your organisation is not in this issue of Epifocus then please let us know what you are getting up to! If you have a question for other Chapters or are looking for advice on a particular activity then please get in touch. Please note that we also have an EREC Facebook page: IBE Europe. We are happy to share any of your stories via this Facebook page. If you haven’t connected to us yet then please do! The links is: https://www.facebook.com/IBE-Eu- rope-146539062854447/
We’re looking forward to connecting with you, but in the mean- time, we hope you enjoy a warm and relaxing summer!
Kind regards,
Caroline Morton


  • Focus on Georgia
  • Irish survey results
  • News from ANPE, Spain
  • International Epilepsy Day, Croatia
  • Winter camp for children in Croatia
  • Epilepsy – Finding Help, Malta
  • News from Germany
  • Chapter Feedback
  • International Epilepsy Day, Norway
  • News from Slovenia
  • International Epilepsy Day, Ireland
  • News from FEDE, Spain


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