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Other forms of cooperation between European and National Councils

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Other forms of cooperation between European and National Councils

Although NBCs & NAGs are independent from the EBC, both parties can benefit from collaboration. Examples include:

  • EBC hosting annual NBCs Academy to provide a platform for exchange of best practice as well as to promote other initiatives bringing mutual benefits
  • EBC representatives attending local meetings, both related to forming NBCs & NAGs and aiming at promoting the brain in general
  • EBC and NBCs joint work in approaching EU politicians, including senior members of the European Commission and European Parliament, and conversely – joint approaches to national politicians such as health and finance Ministers, to further both European and national goals
  • EBC providing technical assistance related to formation and management of local councils and building capacities of existing ones by means of creating and updating on ad-hoc basis an extensive NBCs toolkit
  • EBC providing local councils with EU policy updates and briefings in the form of regular communication (weekly External Environment Report and bi-monthly newsletter) as well as specific updates on occasions such as elections to the European Parliament or negotiations on EU research programmes
  • EBC providing an online platform to offer knowledgebase and ensure quick and efficient exchange of information
  • EBC providing executive summaries of its key studies in main European languages
  • EBC providing country broken down data on cost of brain disorders
  • EBC to investigate possibility of applying for an EU-funded grant involving EBC and NBCs