About Safe

SAFE is a non-profit-making organisation that represents a range of patient groups from across Europe whose mutual goal is to drive stroke prevention up the European political agenda and prevent the incidence of stroke through education.

About Stroke

Stroke is a brain attack - the brain equivalent of a heart attack.


One of SAFE’s goals is to work towards greatly reducing the incidence and impact of stroke across Europe. This means actively educating people about the risks for stroke so that they can make positive life style changes to reduce their chance of suffering a stroke.



"The conference was excellent"… "It was one of the best conferences I have attended "… "The organization was great and efficient"…. These were some of the enthusiastic comments received from th70 participants at the Annual Working Conference of SAFE held in Warsaw November 2015 - the biggest ever. The conference was an overall success - its organization, the venue and our local hosts, the stimulus for action, the quality and content of the presentations.

The 2015 SAFE Working Conference and General Assembly

The SAFE Working Conference and General Assembly will be held at the Hotel Mercure Warszawa Grand from November 4th to 6th with a sponsored symposium by Bayer held on Wednesday November 4th. Those wishing to only attend the SAFE annual meeting may arrive in time for the start of that meeting on Thursday November 5th.

Successful Working Conference in Helsinki

SAFE held the 2014 Working Conference in Helsinki in November. It was a successful conference well arranged by the Finnish organsation. Two former presidents, Markus Wagner from Germany and the first president Arne Hagen from Norway, were invited to give a brief history of SAFE.

Who can be members of SAFE?

All European national organisations, legally constituted according to the laws and customs of their country of origin, which support those at risk of and affected by stroke are eligible for ordinary membership in SAFE.

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