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Commission on European Affairs

The Commission on European Affairs (CEA) is elected by the European ILAE Chapters; its goal is to stimulate and co-ordinate all activities related to epilepsy and epileptology across Europe, in compliance with ILAE directives.

CEA is responsible for organising the official regional ILAE Congress (European Congress of Epileptology).

The CEA supports Educational activities across Europe (for Guidelines and Application Form visit the Reports Section) and promotes initiatives for the development of research and care in the field of epilepsy.

A list of CEA supported educational activities can be found in the Meetings & Courses section of this site. Direct access to individual chapters websites can be obtained in the Chapters section.

2013 Commission Annual Report


Report: Epilepsy Research Priorities in Europe

European Forum on Epilepsy Research 2013

The European Forum on Epilepsy Research (ERF2013) took place in Dublin from May 26-29, 2013. Its objective was to provide a platform on how to improve the lives of persons with epilepsy in Europe by influencing the future political agenda of the EU.

The ERF 2013 defined objectives and milestones for the epilepsy community 1) how to strengthen epilepsy research, 2) how to reduce the treatment gap, and 3) how to reduce the burden and stigma of epilepsy.
Read ERF 2013 report

Education thérapeutique en Epilepsie(s): de la conception à l'évaluation d'un programme


The idea of Therapeutic Patient Education (TPE) in France takes its roots in a desire of changing the approach to epilepsy care. Development of TPE started from the difficulties that patients and health care professionals are facing when trying to understand the objectives of Epilepsy treatments, often prescribed at the end of a very short visit. More than just counting seizures, prescribing drugs or discussing surgery, other individual factors (mood, behavior, self esteem), specific to each patient should be takeninto account. Indeed, teaching is most efficient with the involvement of the person the message is addressed to so that the patient can fully be part of the process… Read "Cahier" special issue (Français) | Summary (English)

Commission Elections

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