The European Stroke Organisation (ESO) is a pan-European society of stroke researchers and physicians, national and regional stroke societies and lay organisations that was founded in December 2007.
The ESO is an NGO comprised of individual and organisational members. The aim of the ESO is to reduce the burden of stroke by changing the way that stroke is viewed and treated. This can only be achieved by professional and public education, and by making institutional changes. ESO serves as the voice of stroke in Europe, harmonising stroke management across the whole of Europe and taking action to reduce the burden of stroke regionally and globally.
ESO is actively striving to achieve geographic and gender balance within its committees and working groups, while also promoting the involvement of young professionals in supporting its mission.
In 2020 ESO was accredited as a regional non-state actor not in official relations with WHO.
ESO Flagship Projects