#Pledge4RD ahead of the 2019 European elections

From 23 to 26 May 2019, citizens across the EU will vote for the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) they want to represent them for the next five years.

To ensure that the 25 - 30 million people living with a rare disease in Europe and their families are not left behind and achieve their highest potential of health and well-being, we are calling on MEPs to #Pledge4RD.

 

Ask your MEP to #Pledge4RD

>> Why should your MEP care?

Because rare is common. Many people are affected by a rare disease or know someone who is.

Rare diseases affect 25-30 million people in the EU, nearly 5% of the EU population, or the population of Belgium and the Netherlands combined. This estimate only increases when considering the carers, families and friends who need to support their loved ones.

There are over 6,000 rare diseases. The reality is that most people know somebody that is affected by a rare disease, whether they realise it or not.

Now is the time to call on your returning MEP or a candidate MEP to pledge their support for rare diseases.

>> How can they #Pledge4RD? <<

  1. Download and print the #Pledge4RD sign.
  2. Post their photo on social media using #Pledge4RD #EUelections2019 and tagging @eurordis

 

The #Pledge4RD to leave no one behind

To ensure that the 25 - 30 million people living with a rare disease in Europe and their families are not left behind and achieve their highest potential of health and well-being, MEPs can #Pledge4RD to support a new political framework that:

Read the full pledge leaflet

Click here to download the PDF >>>

 

MEPs & candidates who have pledged

#Pledge4RD #EUelections2019

We thank MEPs and candidates who have already pledged for rare diseases:

Czech Republic

Kateřina Konečná MEP, GUE/NL

Finland

Sirpa PIETIKAÏNEN MEP, EPP

France

Françoise GROSSETÊTE MEP, EPP

Italy

Elisabetta GARDINI MEP, EPP

Poland

Marek PLURA MEP, EPP

Slovenia

Tanja Fajon, S&D

 

 

 

 
 
La voz de los pacientes de enfermedades raras en EuropaEURORDIS La voz internacional de las personas que tienen enfermedades rarasRare Disease International Reuniendo a pacientes, familiares y expertos para compartir experiencias en un foro moderado en distintos idiomas. RareConnect El Programa Rare Barometer es una iniciativa de EURORDIS que realiza encuestas para transformar las experiencias de los pacientes con enfermedades raras en cifras que puedan compartirse con los responsables políticos.Rare Barometer Una campaña internacional de sensibilización que se celebra todos los años el último día de febrero, El Día de las Enfermedades Raras es una iniciativa de EURORDISRare Disease Day Únete al mayor grupo de partes interesadas en toda Europa, en la Conferencia Europea sobre Enfermedades Raras y Medicamentos Huérfanos que se celebra cada dos años. ECRD es una iniciativa de EURORDISEuropean Conference on Rare Diseases