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SAFE Governance

The General Assembly possesses all powers to fulfill the objectives of SAFE. The General Assembly is composed of the ordinary members of SAFE. The following powers shall be exercised only by the General Assembly:

  • Amendments to the constitution;
  • Approval of the annual accounts;
  • Voluntary dissolution of the association;
  • Expulsion of members and the election of new ordinary and honorary members;
  • Nomination and revocation of the administrators and officers of SAFE.

All other matters shall be the responsibility of the Board.

Our mission

Stroke is a preventable catastrophe and has severe, long-term, disabling consequences.

SAFE’s vision is to work towards greatly decreasing the number of strokes in Europe and that all who are touched by stroke get the help and support they need.

SAFE therefore engages in activities such as campaigning, education and encouraging research, which contribute to the advancement of stroke prevention and the improvement of the quality of life of stroke survivors, their families and carers.

Aims of SAFE

The aims and objectives of SAFE are to:

promote awareness and understanding of stroke, 

promote prevention, 

identify those at risk, 

improve access to appropriate treatment and care for persons affected by stroke, 

improve the quality of life of people affected by stroke and their families and carers, 

promote better access to accurate and understandable information about stroke, 

increase the priority given to stroke by policy and decision-makers and by health care providers, 

promote research on stroke and related areas, 

co-ordinate the efforts of national stroke patient groups in Europe.

Contact Information for the Secretariat and Board Members

Please contact the SAFE Secretariat, Ms. Sandra Jackson by:


Phone: +44 207 566 0310

or use the Contact page.

For contact information for the Board Members please contact the SAFE Secretariat as above.

Click here to download a PDF version of the SAFE Constitution