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Member Organisations


Member Organisations

The membership of the EBC consists of patient groups, scientific and professional organisations as well as industrial partners. As per its statutes, the EBC accepts as Full Members pan-European umbrella organisations with an interest in the brain. Any organisation that supports the aims of the EBC can apply to become an observer in order to contribute in an advisory capacity. Organisations or individuals that have contributed in an outstanding fashion to the aims of the EBC can also become honorary members.

 Full Members 
 Patient organisations
The European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA) brings together European umbrella organisations of neurological patient advocacy groups, to work with other associations in the field of neurology, including the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS), in what has been termed a “Partnership for Progress“.
GAMIAN-Europe (Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks-Europe), a patient-driven pan-European organization, represents the interests of persons affected by mental illness and advocates for their rights. Its main objectives are: advocacy, information and education, anti-stigma and discrimination, patients’ rights, co-operation, partnerships and capacity building.


 Scientific Members
The European Academy of Neurology (EAN) is the organisation that unites and supports neurologists across the whole of Europe. Currently, 45 European national neurological societies as well as 800 individuals are registered members of the EAN. Thus the EAN represents more than 21,000 European neurologists.
Print The European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) is an organization committed to ensuring that advances in the understanding of brain function and human behaviour are translated into better treatments and enhanced public health.
epa logo with name The European Psychiatric Association (EPA) is the main association representing psychiatry in Europe. EPA’s activities address the interests of psychiatrists in academia, research and practice throughout all stages of career development. EPA deals with psychiatry and its related disciplines and it focuses on the improvement of care for the mentally ill as well as on the development of professional excellence.
5-FENS-LOGO The Federation of European Societies (FENS) is the voice of European neuroscience. With 42 neuroscience member societies across 32 European countries, FENS as an organisation represents close to 23,000 European neuroscientists with a mission to advance European neuroscience education and research.


LOGO_IBRO_HRes_JPG The Pan European Regional Committee (PERC) of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) is a global organization resulting from the union of neuroscience organizations with the aim to promote and support neuroscience training and collaborative research around the world. The IBRO-PERC is a PanEuropean Regional Committee supporting the IBRO mission and helping to plan and implement IBRO activities in Europe. In the last few years, IBRO-PERC has established collaborations with European organizations to promote neuroscience in Europe at all levels, including the training of the next generation of European neuroscientists as well as stimulation of using scientific knowledge to develop and improve treatments of disease.
Associate Members & Observers

 Scientific Organisations

top_logo The European Chapter is one out of five chapters of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. It encompasses at present 35 European and African member societies. The Chapter is represented by an Executive Board and the delegates of each Member Society.

The European Stroke Organisation (ESO) is a pan-European society of stroke researchers and physicians, national and regional stroke societies and lay organisations that was founded in December 2007. Their aim is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by changing the ways that stroke is viewed and treated.

The Federation of the European Societies of Neuropsychology (ESN) aims to further scientific and professional issues within the field of neuropsychology by developing European programmes of clinical and experimental neuropsychological research as well as pre- and postgraduate teaching and to put forward any instances related to Neuropsychology. Such objectives are pursued by holding periodical scientific meetings and such other activities as may be deemed appropriate.
eufami The European Federation of Associations of Families of People with Mental Illness (EUFAMI) has an ongoing commitment to improving care and welfare for people affected by mental illness. EUFAMI has a number of programmes supporting people affected by severe mental illness and the organisations representing them across Europe.
ilae The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) is the world’s preeminent association of physicians and other health professionals working towards a world where no persons’ life is limited by epilepsy. ILAE’s mission is to ensure that health professionals, patients and their care providers, governments, and the public world-wide have the educational and research resources that are essential in understanding, diagnosing and treating persons with epilepsy.
MQ Health is a UK-based charity whose aim is to transform mental health and quality of life through research. Their vision is to create a world where mental illness is understood, effectively treated, and ultimately prevented. MQ Health is currently working on numerous research projects to tackle mental illnesses, ranging from anxiety and schizophrenia to depression and OCD.
EANS Logo The European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) is a fast-growing, independent association, both of European neurosurgical societies and of individual neurosurgeons all over the world.

 National Brain Councils

The Belgian Brain Council wants to improve the treatment for persons with neurological and psychiatric diseases, make people more aware of this subject, stimulate research and exchange between the different disciplines and associations, and lobbying at the government for enhancing the reimbursement of research and treatments.
The Spanish Brain Council is a Federation of Associations whose objectives are improving the quality of life of people suffering from brain diseases, promoting clinical Research to combat brain diseases and their consequences, promoting better understanding of brain diseases in Spanish society through training, providing information and promoting formative and informative actions against the physical and social barriers that suffer the people who suffer some disease of the brain and reducing the physical and social barriers that affect people with brain afflictions.
The Serbian Brain Council is a nonprofit umbrella organization comprised of national associations and institutions that is engaged in the development and promotion of neuroscience for the welfare and betterment of the people with brain disorders.
The Norwegian Brain Council 
The Dutch Brain Council aims at enabling patient organizations of brain disorders to discuss and collectively take action for the purpose of dealing with issues that surpass treatment, such as first-line projects, drug substitutes, driving performance, lobbying and stigmatization of brain afflictions. This allows for greater effect and cost-efficiency then when these issues would be managed by specific interest organizations for afflictions. Furthermore the DBC aims to be the first contact for other organizations that work in the before mentioned fields.
The French Brain Council