The European ME Alliance is a grouping of European organisations who are involved in supporting patients suffering from myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME or ME/CFS) and are campaigning for funding for biomedical research to provide treatments and cures for ME.
The alliance was formed in 2008 by national charities and organisations in Europe.
The Alliance now has representatives from Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
ME/CFS is a debilitating neurological illness classified as such by the World Health Organisation under ICD-10 G93.3.
The aim of the alliance is to bring together a European lobby of groups to campaign for funding of biomedical research to establish an understanding of the aetiology, pathogenesis and epidemiology of ME/CFS. This should lead to the development of treatments to cure or alleviate the effects of the illness. www.euro-me.org