SAFE is the leading European network of stroke support organisations. It was launched in October 2004 via a European Parliament initiative calling upon the EU Union member states to tackle stroke as a preventable disease.
SAFE is non-profit-making and has 26 member organisations spread over 22 countries. It represents a range of patient groups whose mutual goals include promoting awareness and understanding of stroke; promoting stroke prevention; giving a voice to stroke survivors and their families; and campaigning for better stroke care and support for stroke research.
SAFE is therefore a role model for the World Stroke Organisation in establishing stroke support organisations on a global level.
SAFE currently has the role of patient support, patient representative and project dissemination in the FP7 clinical trial projects EuroHYP-1 and WAKE-UP and was a member of EU funded European Stroke Network.
Main tasks attributed in the project:
SAFE will contribute to WP8 (Dissemination) in which it will primarily have responsibility for multi-channel communication of the project, via outreach to patient representative bodies and the relevant wider public in the stroke community.