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Launch of the EBC Consensus Statement on European Brain Research


Launch of the EBC Consensus Statement on European Brain Research


consensusThe European Brain Council (EBC) is delighted to invite you to the launch event of EBC’s Consensus Statement:

“The need to expand Brain Research in Europe”.

The event will take place on 18th March 2016 from 12.30 to 14.30 at the University Foundation, Rue d’Egmont 11 in Brussels in the form of a seated lunch.

In promoting brain health in Europe, the EBC recognizes the vital need to create a body of evidence supporting our call to give the brain a higher priority as well as to provide policy makers with the state-of-the-art knowledge concerning key needs in the field of brain research. EBC’s Consensus paper is answering to this.

The Consensus Statement, prepared by EBC, together with its Members and partners and in collaboration with over one hundred European scientists and patient representatives, not only presents proposals for future research programmes but also describes the needs and achievements of research in Europe.

This document also points to the need for robust basic research in neuroscience and the development of a strong European platform for brain research which is needed to address brain diseases, representing nowadays a societal emergency in European countries. The current paper represents an update to the 2006 and 2011 Consensus Documents, reflecting changes in research priorities and advances in brain research that have taken place in the last few years. In particular, this most recent update formulates proposals for brain research ranging from consciousness to computational neuroscience.

Previous versions were instrumental in defining many brain related topics in EU research framework programmes and we are hopeful that this 2016 update, built around societal challenges along the lines of Horizon 2020 approach, will prove to be useful again to the European Commission, European Parliament and other policy makers.


See the agenda here

If you should be interested in attending the event, kindly use the form below to register.