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.

Congratulations - Parabéns!

The implementation of the Stroke Action Plan for Europe is progressing – congratulations to Portugal on signing the Declaration for Action on Stroke.

Essentials of Stroke Care

The Essentials of Stroke Care manifesto was made as a tool for SAP-E and has been endorsed by the European Stroke Organisation. This overview of evidence-based interventions covering the entire chain of stroke care is now available for download.

Officially endorsed

It is with pleasure that we announce that the Stroke Action Plan for Europe 2018 – 2030 is now officially endorsed by the World Stroke Organization WSO. Find out more about societies and associations that are involved in SAP-E.

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

Domains

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

SAP-E Essentials of Stroke Care

16.07.2021

This supporting document is now avialable for download.

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SAP-E Chairs in an interview with touchNEUROLOGY

05.07.2021

Prof. Hanne Christensen, Dr. Francesca Romana Pezzella and Arlene Wilkie highlight the goals of the action plan and…

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Brigitte Hysse Forchhammer – Danish Stroke Association HJERNESAGEN

Ms Forchhammer, National SAP-E Coordinator for Denmark, comments on the progress of implementing the Stroke Action Plan for…