European Epilepsy Day – 11th February 2013
Although European Epilepsy Day 2013 on 11th February 2013 and we marked this occassion in many ways. These included EED logos in 24 translations, an EED poster in a number of language options and invitations to events in the European Parliament. Links to all of these materials can be found at the end of this post.
EED in the European Parliament
While the day was celebrated across Europe on Monday 11th February, due to the European Union calendar, events to mark the 3rd European Epilepsy Day took place in the European Parliament in Brussels one week later, commencing Monday 18th February. The schedule of activities in Brussels was as follows:
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Stand Up for Epilepsy Photography Exhibition
This exhibition, which was first mounted in London during the European Congress on Epileptology in 2012, is a collection of images of sports stars photographed with people with epilepsy. The idea for the exhibition stemmed from London’s hosting of the 2012 Olympics. Among the 45 images included are several famous faces such as Usain Bolt!
The exhibition was mounted on the ground floor of the Altiero Spinelli Building: ASP G block, Ground Floor (beside the MEPs restaurant) and was in place until Friday 22nd February.
A reception to officially launch the photography exhibition took place on Tuesday 19th February. The reception was hosted by Gay Mitchell MEP. A special part of the reception was a gymnastics display by a young Hungarian girl, Veronika Mytikó. Veronika is being prevented from access to her gym and from gymnastic competition by Hungarian authorities on the basis that she has epilepsy. This is despite the fact that her epilepsy is fully controlled and her medical consultant has certified that there is no medical reason why she cannot participate in the sport.
Workshop on Epilepsy Costs & Prevalence
A one hour workshop, on Epilepsy Costs and Prevalence took place on Tuesday 19th from 14:00 to 15:00. Hosted by Gay Mitchell MEP, the speakers were Torbjörn Tomson (Sweden) and Christine Linehan (Ireland). CLICK TO GO TO THE EUROPEAN EPILEPSY DAY IN THE EU PARLIAMENT REPORT
A number of private meetings were arranged in Brussels. These included a meeting with EU Health Commissioner Tonio Borg. Representatives from IBE and ILAE member associations were welcome to attend the Stand Up for Epilepsy Reception and/or the Workshop on Epilepsy Costs and Prevalence.
Materials to download
PC DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS: Click on country name. Click on the image to display full size image. Right-click the image above and select “Save picture as…” from the menu options. MAC DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS: Click on country name. Click on the image to display full size image. Control-click the image above and select “Save image As…” from the menu options.
Invitation to Stand Up for Epilepsy Photo Exhibition
Workshop on Epilepsy Costs and Prevalence Postcard
To print the bookmark:
- Download EED 2013 Bookmark for printing
- Print the first page.
- Place the printed page (face down or up, depending on your printer settings) back into the printer paper tray.
- Print the second page.