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Childers Nessa (Vice-Chairperson)

Ireland

Nessa Childers

On 16 February 2010, Nessa Childers, MEP (S&D, Ireland) joined the European Alzheimer’s Alliance.

In the run-up to the European Parliament elections in May 2014, Ms Childers signed Alzheimer Europe's European Dementia Pledge, thus reaffirming her support for greater EU collaboration on dementia and her desire to remain a member of the EAA during the current term (2014-2019). Ms Childers is currently EAA Vice-Chairperson.

Ms Childers sits on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee. She is a substitute on the Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee.

In her contributions to Alzheimer Europe's campaign to make dementia a European priority she:

  • participated in a lunch debate in the European Parliament in December 2017 on improving the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease thanks to European research collaboration
  • participated in a lunch debate in the European Parliament in June 2017 on current and future treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • hosted a lunch debate in the European Parliament in December 2016 "Comparing and benchmarking national responses to the dementia challenge"
  • participated in an AE lunch debate in the European Parliament in June “Using the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) to support the rights of people living with dementia”
  • signed the Glasgow Declaration on 2 February 2015.
  • participated in an AE lunch debate in Brussels on 2 December 2014, on the topic of dementia prevention.
  • agreed to be a Vice-Chairperson of the EAA in September 2014.
  • attended a lunch debate at the European Parliament in June 2012 which defined Alzheimer’s disease in the new European public health and research programmes.
  • participated in a lunch debate in the European Parliament in December 2011 which presented the findings of the "Value of Knowing" survey
  • organised a seminar with Alzheimer Society of Ireland on dementia.
  • hosted a lunch debate in the European Parliament in December 2010 entitled “The Joint Programming of research in Neurodegenerative Diseases (JPND). What progress so far?”
  • participated in a lunch debate in the European Parliament in June 2010 called “Alzheimer’s disease and dementia as a national priority: contrasting approaches by France and the UK”.

Email: nessa.childersSPAMFILTER@europarl.europa.eu

 

 
 

Last Updated: Friday 18 May 2018

 

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