The European ME Coalition (EMEC) is was founded in 2018 by a group of patients with a strong desire to improve the lives of people with ME in Europe and further afield.
Through an EU wide petition they have advanced understanding of ME within the European Parliament, leading to the first ever resolution on ME being adopted by members of parliament. They have since further built relationships with members of the European Parliament, and supported the development of a new Parliamentary Interest Group on ME/CFS.
EMEC established as an advocacy group with a specific focus on addressing the lack of funding for biomedical scientific research on ME in the European Union (EU). They are officially registered as a foundation in the Netherlands, and are made up of people with ME and carers.