Epilepsy and major and chronic diseases in Europe
The European Commission has 33 Departments, known as Directorates General (DGs).
Each DG has specific competences with varying degrees of competence.
There are 11 Commission services that deal with more administrative issues.
A list of DGs and Commission services can be found here.
Epilepsy is a neurodegenerative disorder and is classed under major and chronic diseases within DG Health and Consumers or DG Sanco, as it is commonly known.
The European Commission has a specific webpage dedicated to ‘brain and neurologoical diseases’ which can be found here.
The European Commission’s information page on epilepsy can be found here.