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Examples of successful NBCs initiatives

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Examples of successful NBCs initiatives

  • Country cost specific papers based on the Cost of Disorders of the Brain in Europe study written in Czech Republic, Finland, Switzerland and UK – proving up-to-date epidemiological and economic data on prevalence of brain disorders in their respective countries
  • Joint work on developing National Brain Plans. To this and, a task force has been formed with eight NBCs. Currently Belgian, Norwegian and Polish Brain Councils are working towards developing the plans. This includes: joint EBC and Polish Brain Council Brussels event promoting the Plan as well as a meeting that the Norwegian Brain Council held with the Prime Minister. The meeting resulted in the formal announcement of cooperation in order to develop a National Brain Plan in Norway
  • Joint EU Presidency high visibility events organized together with EBC and Polish and Spanish Brain Councils during their respective EU Presidencies
  • (Bi)annual events and congresses – e.g. regular congresses organized by Belgium Brain Council
  • Brain Awareness Week, European Month/Year of the Brain and other events organized by NBCs in Belgium, Bulgaria Croatia, Finland, Norway, Turkey and other countries
  • In 2016 the Slovenian Brain Council and the Slovenian government officially declared the third Wednesday in March as the Slovenian Brain Day
  • In 2016 Norwegian Brain Council received governmental grant supporting administrative assistance for the Council
  • Neuroscience advocacy campaign in Slovenia launched by Slovenian Brain Council together with the campaign manifesto
  • During the Brain Awareness Week 2017, the Irish Brain Council launched an Inaugural Position Paper: Building a Supportive Framework for Brain Research in Ireland.