Europe is facing an invisible epidemic and we need your help.  

Click here to sign on to the manifesto

The ECV is calling on the European Union institutions to use their power and influence to support our work to prioritise vision and eye health and the rights of persons with vision impairment.

We urge MEPs and MEP candidates to sign up to the following European Parliament Elections Manifesto.  Please take the time to read our Manifesto and you are most welcome to send us any comments or suggestions you might have.

The Manifesto is also open to individuals, and NGOS, political parties, professional bodies, associations of health or technology suppliers and research institutions to sign up.

Individuals who have already signed up to the ECV Manifesto include:

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TitleNameOrganization/PartyCountry
  Peter Ackland
 
International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness Global
Mr David Adams
Member of the public
President - European Guide Dog Federation United Kingdom
Ms Caroline Allen
MEP candidate
Green Party UK
  David Allen
Health care professional
Faculty of Public Health - of the three Royal Colleges of Physicians of UK UK
  Ângela Almeida
Health care professional
  Portugal
  Nuno Almeida
Health care professional
APLO PORTUGAL
Dra. Anabela Antunes
Health care professional
APLO Portugal
  Sandra Baião
Member of the public
  Portugal
DR ALESSANDRA BALESTRAZZI
Eye care personell
A.I.M.O. ( ITALIAN ASSOCIATION OF EYE DOCTOR) Italy
  Daniela Barros
Eye care personell
APLO Portugal
Dr. Rui Barros
Health care professional
APLO Portugal
Mr Ivo Belet
MEP
EPP Belgium
  Jacqui Bell
MEP candidate
Liberal Democrats UK
  Jean-Felix Biosse Duplan
 
Vision Impact Institute  
  Katharina Boettge
MEP candidate
  UK
  Rupert Bourne
 
Anglia Ruskin University UK
Drª Maria Inês Brandão
Eye care personell
APLO Portugal
PhD Luca Brayda
Member of the public
Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia Italy
  Liz Broad FODO UK
Dr Alan Bullion
MEP candidate
Lib Dem UK
Dr. Miguel Caixinha
Member of the public
Universitário of Coimbra Portugal
M.Doctor Piera Capra
Health care professional
ex University Italy
Dr. Luis Carneiro
Eye care personell
APLO Portugal
Ms. Vera Carneiro
Eye care personell
APLO Portugal
  Valter Castelao
Health care professional
  UK
Mr Giuseppe Castronovo
Health care professional
IAPB Italia onlus - Agenzia Internazionale per la Prevenzione della Cecità Italy
  Alejandro Cercas
 
S&D Spain
  Robert Chappell
 
European Council of Optometry and Optics Europe
Ms Nessa Childers
MEP
  Ireland
Dr Sarat babu Chilukuri
Eye care personell
Sharat laser eye hospital India
Mr Richard Corbett
MEP
Labour UK
  Emer Costello
 
  Ireland
MR David Craig
Eye care personell
Optical Confederation and Association of Optometrists UK
Dr Matilde Cruz
Health care professional
Association of Professionals Licenced in Optometry Portugal
ms Fatima Cunha
Eye care personell
APLO Portugal
Miss Marlene d' Além
Health care professional
APLO Portugal
Mr Philippe DE BACKER
MEP
Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Belgium
  Bertrand De Lime
 
EUROM 1  
Mr. Alessandro Di Capua
Member of the public
International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness United Kingdom
  Márcia Dias
Eye care personell
APLO Portugal
  Gina Dowding
MEP candidate
  UK
  LILIANE DUARTE
Member of the public
   
Cllr Will Duckworth
MEP candidate
Green Party UK
DR TITO ENCARNAÇÃO
Health care professional
APLO PORTUGAL
  Marta Fernandes
Health care professional
APLO Portugal
Miss Sara Ferreira
Eye care personell
APLO Portugal
  Stephanny Ferreira
Eye care personell
APLO Portugal
  Tiago Ferreira
Eye care personell
   
  Marta Ferreiro
Health care professional
APLO PORTUGAL
Optomtrist Edgar Figueira
Health care professional
APLO portugal
Optometrist José Figueiredo
Health care professional
APLO Portugal
  Ana Isabel Filipe
Eye care personell
APLO Portugal
  Shirley Ford
MEP candidate
Lead Green Candidate in the North East UK
  Elisabetta Gardini
MEP
Italy EPP
  julio gonçalves
Eye care personell
  portugal
  Val Goss
 
International Glaucoma Association  
Dr Paulo Graça
Health care professional
  Portugal
Dr Feike Grit
Health care professional
European Academy of Optometry & Optics Netherlands
  Peter Gumpelmayer
 
European Council of Optometry and Optics  
  Kinga Göncz
 
PASD Hungary
  Marian Harkin
MEP
ALDE Ireland
  Glendon Harris
 
AMD Alliance International  
  Brian Hayes
MEP
   
  Karen Heard-Laureote
 
University of Portsmouth UK
Mr David Hewlett
Eye care personell
Optical Confederation UK
Senator Lorraine Higgins
MEP candidate
  Ireland
Mr John Howart
MEP candidate
   
  Eduardo Ínsua Pereira
Health care professional
APLO Portugal
  Barbara Joaquim
Eye care personell
APLO Portugal
  Judith Jones
Member of the public
Executive Director - European Guide Dog Federation United Kingdom
  Marc Jones
MEP candidate
Plaid Cymru party Wales
  Little Julie-Anne
 
European Council of Optometry and Optics Europe
  Zekiye Sehnaz Karadeniz
 
International Diabetes Federation European Region Global
  Judith KIRTON-DARLING
MEP
Labour UK
Cllr Jason Kitcat
MEP candidate
Green Party United Kingdom
Mr Per Kristian (Pelle) Knudsen
Eye care personell
Norwegian Association of Optometry Norway
  Krisztina Kovács
Eye care personell
ELTE University Hungary
Dr hab. Marek Kowalczyk-Hernández
Member of the public
Faculty of Physics, Warsaw University Poland
  Jean Lambert
MEP
Greens/European Free Alliance UK
Mr. Per Michael Larsen
Eye care personell
Danmarks Optikerforening Danmark
  Sergio Latorre Arteaga
Member of the public
Entretodos Foundation Spain
Dr. Jorge Laureano
Health care professional
APLO Portugal
  Betty Leotsakou
 
ICEVI Global
Mr Jorge Lima
Eye care personell
APLO Portugal
Prof Juliet Lodge
Member of the public
  UK
  Bruno Lopes
Eye care personell
APLO Portugal
Dr. NUNO LOPES
Health care professional
APLO PORTUGAL
Dr Patrícia Lopes
Health care professional
Aplo Portugal
  Diogo Lucena
Health care professional
  PORTUGAL
OD Ricardo Luis
Health care professional
APLO Portugal
Dr. Paulo Luzio
Eye care personell
APLO Portugal
  Pedro Machado
Member of the public
Multi Flaviae óptica lda Portugal
  Antonio Martins
Eye care personell
APLO Portugal
  Cláudia Martins
Health care professional
  Portugal
Dr nuno martins
Eye care personell
aplo portugal
MEP Marisa MATIAS
MEP
European Parliament Potugal
  Declan Meenagh
 
candidate for Labour local elections Dublin Ireland
Mr Abdel-Moneim Mishawi Volunteer & Self-Employed as R%D Consultant in the Control of Blindness Egypt
Mr Gay Mitchell
 
EPP Ireland
MISS SARA MOITA
Eye care personell
ECV PORTUGAL
  Andreia Morgado
Health care professional
APLO Portugal
Mr Mark Nevin
Health care professional
Optical Confederation UK
Dr. Tiago Padilha
Member of the public
  Portugal
Dr. João Paiva
Eye care personell
APLO Portugal
Mr. francisco pamplona
Eye care personell
  Portugal
Dr Antonyia Parvanova
 
Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Bulgaria
Dr. Ricardo Pereira
Health care professional
APLO Portugal
Ms Alexandra Phillips
 
Green Party (Target Constituencies & General Election Leadership Team) UK
  Lenia Pinto
Health care professional
APLO Portugal
  Ana Sofia Pires Fernandes
Eye care personell
  Portugal
  Paula Queirós
Eye care personell
  Portugal
  Pedro Ramos
Eye care personell
APLO Portugal
Optometrist Tito Ramos Ramos
Health care professional
Opticalia Portugal
Mr Rupert Read
MEP candidate
Green Party UK
  João Real
Eye care personell
  Portugal
  Jorge Rebelo
Health care professional
APLO  
  Adriana Ribeiro
Eye care personell
APLO Portugal
Dr. Jorge Rocha da Silva
Health care professional
Association of Professionals Licenced in Optometry Portugal
Dr. Paul Rübig
MEP
European Parliament Austria
Dr Giovanni Sato
Member of the public
Low Vision Rehabilitation Center of S.Paul Ophthalmic Center Padova Italy
  Helmer Schweizer
 
EUROMCONTACT  
Optometrista Paula Silava
Health care professional
APLO Portugal
  Dina Alexandre Silva
Eye care personell
APLO Portugal
  Nádia Silva
Health care professional
  Portugal
Me. Rui Silva
Health care professional
APLO PORTUGAL
Dr. Andreia Siopa
Eye care personell
APLO Portugal
  Alyn Smith
MEP
Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance Scotland
Licenciado Cláudio Sousa
Member of the public
Centro Óptico de Serpa Portugal
  Catherine Stihler
MEP
S&D UK
  Keith Taylor
MEP
Greens UK
  Eduardo Teixeira
Health care professional
EAOO Portugal
  Marianne Thyssen
MEP
EPP Belgium
mr john trevelyan
Member of the public
International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness UK
  Carlos Veloso
Eye care personell
APLO Portugal
  Rita Viegas
Eye care personell
APLO Portugad
  João Vieira
Eye care personell
APLO Portugal
  Tabacchi Vittorio
 
EUROM 1  
  Max von Olenhusen
MEP candidate
EUCOMED  
  Thierry Zeyen
 
UZ Leuven  
Dr José Luis Güell Founding partner of IMO (Institute of Ocular Microsurgery) and IMO's Foundation Chairman Health care professional
  Francisca Rodríguez IMO (Institute of Ocular Microsurgery) Health care professional