Join ESO’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Council DEI Visual

The European Stroke Organisation (ESO) is delighted to invite applications for members to join our newly established Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Council. This initiative reflects our ongoing commitment to being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization that represents and serves communities affected by stroke from all backgrounds. 

Since its inception, ESO has consistently implemented measures that foster inclusivity, recognising the importance of inclusion in its strategy. For example, ESO has actively worked to promote inclusion based on gender, career stage and geography across its programmes and to represent populations of all ethnic backgrounds affected by stroke. However, there is always more work to be done and the society now wishes to strengthen and formalise its DEI activities through the formation of a DEI Advisory Council. We are looking for committed individuals who share our values and are willing to contribute their expertise to this work. 

The DEI Advisory Council aims to: 

  1. Reflect the Communities We Serve:
  • Recognize and address the diverse needs of communities impacted by stroke, irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, age, or socioeconomic status. 
  1. Promote Equity in Stroke Care:
  • Identify and address disparities in access and quality of stroke care. 
  1. Build a Supportive Community:
  • Create a supportive and inclusive environment for all ESO members.  
  1. Enhance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in ESO programmes
  • Advise the European Stroke Organisation Executive Committee, and other key ESO committees and programmes on measures to strengthen diversity, equity, and inclusion, in ESO programmes, including the Stroke Action Plan for Europe, ESO Conference, Guideline writing groups, Educational programme, ESO EAST, and Advocacy work. 

If you are interested in being part of this important initiative, please submit your application and share with us why you would be a valuable member of the DEI Advisory Council. Let’s work together to create a more equitable, inclusive, and diverse future for the stroke community.  

Please send your CV and letter of motivation to to apply. 

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