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Value of Health
In November 2014, a first Seminar on the “Value of Health” was held in Brussels and led to the elaboration of a scoping paper examining the various approaches and frameworks to measure healthcare outcomes in Europe. Further to this, a roundtable was organized on March 5, 2015, to discuss...
EBC campaigns against the ‘Stop Vivisection’ European Citizens Initiative
Voices of protesters for and against animal testing are once again about to rise. On March 3rd, the Stop Vivisection European Citizen’s Initiative was submitted to the European Commission, after collecting almost 1,2 million signatures. The goal of this initiative – only the 3rd one to be...
Conference 'The future of collaborative brain research'
“If you want walk fast walk alone, if you want walk far walk together”, this African proverb cited by Dr. Karim Berkouk, Deputy Head of Unit ‘Non-Communicable Diseases and the Challenge of Healthy Aging European Commission, summarises at the best the take-home message of the EBC seminar:...
Workshop on Open Data e-Infrastructures and Services for Neurosciences
On March 3rd 2015, European Research Ministers met and reiterated their willingness for open science. Further to this event, DG CONNECT organized on the next day a workshop on “Open Data on e-infrastructure and services for Neuroscience”. This was motivated by the fact that the European...
Launch of the Polish National Brain Pla
One of the key recommendations coming from the European Month of the Brain initiated by DG Research and held in May 2013 was: “There is a need for countries to develop, or refine, national strategies on brain research and healthcare within an overarching European context. Successful examples...

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