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Marisa Matias (Portugal)

MEPs speak out on dementia

As Rapporteur of the European Parliament report on the European Commission Green Paper on the future of EU research (“From Challenges to Opportunities: Towards a Common Strategic Framework for EU Research and Innovation Funding”), Marisa Matias, organised a meeting in May 2011 in the European Parliament to discuss the future of research in Europe. She had invited a wide range of stakeholders to share their views and give her some input for the report.

The report is awaiting the European Parliament first reading.

At the 7th MEP Awards ceremony, European Alzheimer’s Alliance member Marisa Matias (Portugal) received the Health Award. This Award recognises Ms Matias' engagement in health issues in the European Parliament. She was Rapporteur for the EP Report on a European Strategy on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias (2010) and Co-Rapporteur for the EP Resolution on the Joint Programming of research to combat neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer’s disease (2009).

Other European Alzheimer’s Alliance members also received Awards: Mairead McGuinness (Ireland): Agriculture and Rural Affairs; Astrid Lulling (Luxembourg): Economic and Monetary Affairs; Claude Moraes (UK): Justice and Civil Liberties and Lambert vvan Nistelrooij (Netherlands): Regional Development.

The annual MEP Awards bring together members of the European parliament, EU stakeholders and industries and EU institutional staff to celebrate the work and highlight the outstanding achievements of MEPs over the last year. The event is organised by Dods and was hosted by Mr Maroš Šefčovič, European Commission Vice-President for inter-institutional relations and administration.



Last Updated: Friday 30 March 2012