The best way to combat a hopeless situation is to act! Please help us by signing a petition that asks the EU for increased funding for biomedical research into ME.
There are about 2 million ME patients in the EU. That’s only an estimate, because reliable figures aren’t even available. But we know we are here. And we know that we want change. Change will not come by itself; it will have to be forced. And the best way to do that is through research. But research needs to be funded.
Did you know that the EU has given zero funding to biomedical ME research over the past ten years? €0 That’s right – Nothing!
We (Francis and Evelien) have been working on a project to get the EU to fund the development of a biomedical diagnostic test and biomedical treatments. High time, right?
And we need your help! So what can you do?
Evelien’s personal experiences as a patient have been used as a way to petition the EU to make funds available for the development of a biomedical diagnostic test and biomedical treatments available to all ME patients.
You can support the petition if you are an EU citizen.
Please read the guide below before signing the petition as you will have to register at the official EU website before signing the petition.[maxbutton id=”13″ url=”https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-8nR3bud7Xmbh0R1tVckr-Zyomib8cONQubul0LmeJs/edit” text=”Guide to support the petition” ]
You can also read the guide to sign the petition in Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Slovak,Spanish and Swedish here.
After you have registered, please click here to sign this petition that asks the EU to fund the development of a biomedical diagnostic test and treatments;
And now that you’re on a roll: there’s even more you can do! Please also take action by writing to your Member of the European Parliament (MEP) to ask for increased research funding;
Here’s a template letter that you can easily copy and there’s room to add your personal story;[maxbutton id=”22″ url=”https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tZdTH1ouF0ZifzzdksdInqRo7_2vPUe8sJks9M3B3JQ/edit” text=”Template letter MEPs” ]
Send it to the MEP who represents your country in the European Parliament. You can send it to as many MEPs as you like, by email or (if available) through social media. Please see the instructions on how to find your MEP here;[maxbutton id=”13″ url=”https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oZWii2kxxaxjyK2VDbHipduAEM4pxo_yqShPwiSBU9U/edit” text=”How to find your MEP” ]
Please do not ask your MEP to sign/support the petition, because otherwise he/she won’t be able to vote for it in parliament if it possibly comes to a vote.
We hope that you will join the action so people from all over Europe will sign the petition and send letters. Together we can show the EU how important this is to all of us.
Thank you for helping!
Francis and Evelien