European Reference Networks are beginning to have a real impact on the day to day lives of people across Europe who are living with rare diseases. The video below forms part of the awareness raising campaign #EUProtects.

Through the EU’s epilepsy healthcare network, specialists from Finland, Italy, UK, France, Spain, Romania, Sweden and the Netherlands came together to decide on the right course of treatment for the child. Following the surgery, the boy is on the path to recovery, and the family can begin to return to their day-to-day lives.

The ERNs are co-funded by the
European Union (Health Programme and CEF)

EU Commission


“EURO-NMD is one of the 24 European Reference Networks (ERNs) approved by the ERN Board of Member States. The ERNs are co-funded by the European Union (Health Programme and CEF).
For more information about the ERNs and the EU health strategy,
please visit ec.europa.eu/health/ern