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Unleashing Potential Through Employment, Skills and Social Policies


The Young People’s Festival is an empowering conference designed to support and inspire young adults between the ages of 18-35 living with MS. Through an engaging program of seminars, panel discussions, and workshops, attendees will gain knowledge and resources to help them navigate their lives with MS. They will learn ways to use their potential, build their career, maximize their quality of life, as well as gain tools to advocate for themselves and their peers. Attendees will leave with a renewed sense of hope, support, and community, as well as the skills and confidence that will set them up for success in the workplace or activities fulfilling them.

The event is organised by the European Multiple Sclerosis Platform, the umbrella of national organizations for people living with MS in Europe, in collaboration with Neuroliitto, the Finish organization for people with MS and rare neurological diseases and their relatives.

The event is open to all young people between the ages of 18-35 living with MS or other aligned conditions such as NMOSD and MOGAD.

Sounds interesting? Apply by writing a motivation letter and sending in a short tip or piece of advice from you for someone newly diagnosed with a neurological condition. The most motivated amongst you will be chosen to attend the conference. The attendance fee will be covered by EMSP. Within the motivation letter, please indicate whether you (or your national MS organization) will be able to cover your travel and accommodation or whether you are asking for a bursary, meaning that EMSP will cover your travel and accommodation for the event.


Do not wait and apply before March 20th!


Start: 6 May 2023
End: 7 May 2023
Young People's Festival 2023

Aimo Park | Scandic Helsinki Hub, Annankatu, Helsinki, Finlande

Annankatu 18
00120 Helsinki

Welcome word


It is a great pleasure to invite young people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) to take part in the Young People’s Festival in Helsinki!

The European Multiple Sclerosis Platform is thrilled to host a conference dedicated solely to young people where important topics such as social policies, employment, as well as how to develop and use adequate skills will be tackled. This is an incredible opportunity to share our thoughts, ideas and experiences while connecting with other young patients from across Europe with the same or similar condition. With open minds and hearts, we have the power to create positive change for us, in our communities and make a lasting impact on the lives of those living with MS.

We are eager to learn from each other as we embark on this journey together. Our speakers will be patients, EU decision makers, professionals working in the business sector, experts, researchers and many others, all of whom are committed to making an impact on the future of the youth living with a chronic condition. We are confident that this conference will provide us with the knowledge and tools to make a significant difference in the lives of those affected by MS.

We are looking forward to a productive and inspiring festival!


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