EMEC co-founder Evelien Van Den Brink has submitted petition No 0204/2019 on a request for funding for biomedical research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. The petition has received strong support from the ME/CFS community and has been signed 14.000 times

Petition for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), filed by Evelien Van Den Brink, who is depicted lying in bed, covered with signature lists in support of the EU petition.
Evelien Van Den Brink with a list of signatures to the petition

In March 2019 Dutch ME/CFS patient Evelien Van Den Brink submitted petition No 0204/2019 to the European Union (EU). The petition calls on the European institutions to make sufficient funds available for biomedical research into ME/CFS in order to deliver a diagnostic test, clinical trials and effective treatments for this disabling illness.

The petition has received a wonderful response from the ME/CFS community. Patient organisations such as ME Action and Solve ME/CFS Initiative expressed their support and called on their members to sign the petition. The petition has also been shared and discussed by various ME/CFS news sites including The ME global Chronicle and online patient fora such as Science for ME.

The petition has been signed more than 10.000 times and is currently in the top 10 of EU-petitions. The European Commission on Petitions (PETI) has decided to keep the petition open given the high interest and support for this initiative.

This means you can still sign the petition! EU-citizens are advised to sign the petition online while non-EU-citizens can only sign the paper version. Detailed instructions on how to sign the petition are given in the link below.