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27 07-2020

EBC echoes EU Health Coalition statement on budget negotiations


The European Brain Council (EBC), as part of the EU Health Coalition, joins in expressing regret on the initial outcome of the European Council where health, research and innovation have been sacrificed in the overall budget negotiations. We are following the situation and continued discussions closely as the European Parliament, on 23 July, voted on [...]

24 07-2020

EBC launches 2019 Annual Report


The European Brain Council is glad to announce the release of its 2019 Annual Report, filled with content shedding light on projects, events and activities and further achievements of EBC, its members and its stakeholders. You can read and download the full report here.

17 07-2020

Event report: FENS Forum 2020 – Special Interest Event: Global Research Collaboration


The bi-annual Federation of European Neuroscience Society (FENS) Forum, the largest international neuroscience meeting in Europe, was held on 11-15 July 2020. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the FENS Forum was held entirely virtually, making it accessible from all over the world and giving access to all sessions, lectures, events and the exhibition hall [...]

7 07-2020

Submit your application for a Brain Innovation Days sessions now!


  The European Brain Council and beLean.net are pleased to announce that the application process is now open for the Breakout & Agora Sessions of the Brain Innovation Days, set to take place on 13-14 October 2020 in Brussels. You can now start your programme submissions here- the application deadline is 1 August 2020, 1:00 PM (CET). We encourage you to begin this [...]

18 06-2020

Healthcare stakeholders launch statement on “COVID-19 and Brexit – Protecting patients across Europe from pandemics”


A group of pan-European healthcare stakeholders launched the statement “COVID-19 and Brexit - Protecting patients across Europe from pandemics” which highlights the importance of addressing health issues as part of the agreement on the future relationship between the EU and the UK. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that cross-border health threats need effective coordination and [...]

16 06-2020

Increased prioritisation of neurological health called for in open letter to EU Commission


The EU Health Programme, managed by DG SANTE, received a considerable budget increase from €413 million to €9.4 billion (for the 2021-2027 period), and received a brand new name EU4Health. (You can find more details on this very positive news here.) This is a very tangible sign of renewed impetus and focus on health at the EU [...]

2 06-2020

EBC Special Session on Severe Patients held as part of the EAN Congress on 24 May 2020


A Special Session on “Severely affected patients in neurology and psychiatry: Detecting – Managing – Refining” was held as a virtual meeting on 24th May 2020. Many commonalities exist in both neurology and psychiatry as regards to the management of patients living with severe neurological or mental diseases, conditions that can have a great impact [...]

26 05-2020

“Science and Society”: new EBC video series launches


"Science & Society: Parkinson's Disease" is the title of the first video released by EBC on a new online communication with the goal of producing content that could cover some of our key messages and tackle complex issues such as brain disorders and their diagnosis. One of EBC’s key drivers is to raise awareness of [...]

19 05-2020

EBC and beLean.net launch the Brain Innovation Days 2020 – Save the Date!


The European Brain Council and beLean.net are excited to announce 'Save the Date' for the upcoming Brain Innovation Days, to be held in Brussels on 13-14 October and virtually all over Europe. The Brain Innovation Days will take over from EBC's 2018 event on "Enhanced engagement in public-private partnerships" and provide an opportunity to not [...]

5 05-2020

Brain diseases at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic – EBC President featured in Open Access Government


European Brain Council (EBC) President, Prof Monica di Luca, is featured in the latest Open Access Government, a digital publication that provides an in-depth perspective on key public policy areas from all around the world. Prof Di Luca provides a voice for the brain research community here, exploring how the brain research community is affected by [...]

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