ESO aims at increasing the quality of stroke care in Europe. Among other steps, encouraging hospitals across Europe to fulfill the criteria for certification as ESO Stroke Unit (SU) or Stroke Centre (SC) is one of the prioritized measures to reach this goal.

Existing, high-quality certification systems on a national level, established and in continuous use for several years can substantially facilitate the process of ESO Stroke Unit/Stroke Centre Certification in selected countries.

The Czech Republic, Switzerland and Germany fulfill these criteria. Please note that the national certification must have been done within the last 6 months.

By clicking here you can download the overview that shows you which documents are needed for the 3 different countries.

The application can be done online and the fee is in total EUR 200 (EUR 100 for ESO and EUR 100 for national stroke society, two separate invoices).