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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.
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. Its aim is to enable members to enhance the care they deliver to their patients by facilitating the exchange of scientific information at the highest level.
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.
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 Neuroscience 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
 Patient organisations
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.



 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 European Paediatric Neurology Society (EPNS) is a society for physicians with a research or clinical interest in Paediatric Neurology. With more than 1,500 members, the EPNS is a thriving and growing society which continues to play an important role in and beyond Europe by promoting training, clinical care and scientific research in the field of Paediatric Neurology.



 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  is a trans-disciplinary national non profit association founded in 2016 by the French societies of neurology, neurosciences and psychiatry as well as a college of patients associations. It aims at promoting brain research in France through dialogue between science, medicine and society, and at fostering efficiency and ethics in basic and clinical research on brain diseases.