Stroke Action Plan for Europe

Are you involved in the implementation process? The SAP-E Declaration and all other documents as well as latest news about the Stroke Action Plan for Europe are available for download.

The SAP-E Declaration

The implementation of the Stroke Action Plan for Europe was initiated. The SAP-E Declaration is now available for download.

Congratulations to Ukraine

In May 2021, the Ministry of Health, National Health Service and the Ukrainian Anti-Stroke Association signed the Declaration on the Implementation of the Stroke Action Plan for Europe (SAP-E) in Ukraine.

Stroke Action Plan for Europe SAP-E

SAP-E is the largest stroke project ever undertaken in Europe and will run until 2030.

The Stroke Action Plan for Europe (SAP-E) is a pan-European project, and sets targets for the implementation of evidence-based preventive actions and stroke services until 2030.

It was outlined by the European Stroke Organisation (ESO) in cooperation with the Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE) to reduce the burden of stroke through improvement of care. SAP-E covers the entire chain of stroke care and was designed by a large group of stroke experts from all regions of Europe.

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Overarching Targets For 2030

Four over-arching targets for 2030 have been identified:

1. To reduce the absolute number of strokes in Europe by 10%

2. To treat 90 % or more of all patients with stroke in Europe in a dedicated stroke unit as the first level of care

3. To have national plans for stroke encompassing the entire chain of care from primary prevention to life after stroke

4. To fully implement national strategies for multisector public health interventions to promote and facilitate a healthy lifestyle, and reduce environmental (including air pollution), socioeconomic and educational factors that increase the risk of stroke


Focusing on seven domains, the SAP-E incorporates the latest scientific research on stroke treatment and prevention as well as the patients’ needs as stroke survivors. Therefore, the entire chain of stroke care was incorporated from primary prevention to life after stroke.

For each of the seven domains, four comprehensive targets, to be reached until 2030, were set.

In addition to the seven domains, improvement projects and implementation initiatives should also focus on research activities and therefore, prioritised research areas for translational stroke research have been identified.

Latest News & Updates

Ukraine signs the Stroke Action Plan for Europe Declaration


On 19 May 2021, Ukraine announced that the Ministry of Health of Ukraine along with the National Health…

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Declaration for Action on Stroke launches on European Stroke Awareness Day


An appeal is launched today (11 May 2021) for Health Ministries across Europe to sign the Declaration for…

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Prof Yuriy Flomin – Ukranian Anti-Stroke Association

Prof Flomin, National SAP-E Coordinator for Ukraine, comments on signing the Declaration for the Stroke Action Plan for…