The mission of the ESO is to reduce the burden of stroke.

ESO aims to improve stroke care by providing medical education to healthcare professionals and the lay public.



ESO acts as the voice of stroke in Europe with the goal to harmonise stroke management and to bring about political change. ESO focuses on European level projects while working towards global solutions and is dedicated to:

  • Raise awareness regarding all aspects of stroke.
  • Develop public policies to reduce the number of deaths by stroke and improve the care of stroke victims and the quality of life of stroke victims.
  • Foster professional and public education.
  • Establish international teaching programs through national/regional organisations.
  • Support national societies to finance a greater level and range of activities.
  • Encourage regional activities of organisations, stroke networks and foundations meeting the ESO objectives.