Stroke Action Plan for Europe

SAFE developed the Stroke Action Plan for Europe 2018-2030, in collaboration with the European Stroke Organisation (ESO). It sets out targets and recommendations across the whole care pathway: primary prevention, organisation of stroke care, acute stroke care, secondary prevention, rehabilitation, evaluation of outcomes and life after stroke.

There are four overarching goals for 2030:

  • reduce the absolute number of strokes by 10%
  • treat 90% or more of all patients with stroke in a dedicated stroke unit as the first level of care
  • have national plans for stroke encompassing the entire chain of care from primary prevention through to life after stroke
  • 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.

A summary of recommendations is available here

The full Stroke Action Plan for Europe can be downloaded here

The version which was published in the European Stroke Journal is available here

The Stroke Action Plan for Europe is available in French, Portuguese, Russian, Polish and Spanish.

The following organisations have translated the Plan into their own languages: