The European Brain Council (EBC) joins members of the ERA-NET NEURON and JPND (namely DLR – German Aerospace Center, the French National Research Agency – ANR, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research – Inserm) and EBRAINS in partnership within the EU-funded Coordination & Support Action (CSA) BrainHealth, officially launched on 1 November 2023.

The two-year CSA aims at preparing the future European Partnership on Brain Health, which the European Commission plans on launching in 2025/2026 in its 2nd Strategic Programme of Horizon Europe, with the aim to further coordinate and structure the area of brain health research in Europe.

Brain disorders, neurological and mental alike, impose a high burden on those affected and their relatives, friends and carers. The increase in brain-related disorders represents a major medical, technological and societal challenge. The CSA as well as the envisaged European Partnership intend to bring together the relevant actors from politics, society, health care, science and industry with the aim to structure the brain health landscape in Europe. Through targeted measures, the initiative will help reduce the burden of brain disease for patients and to maintain and improve brain health.

EBC looks forward to leading the global outreach activities and communication/dissemination of the CSA BrainHealth, building on the extensive work already undertaken within the EBC-coordinated European Brain Research Area (EBRA). More detail on the expected work packages and the partners is included in the below info sheet.

More information, including the full launch of the official website, will be shared soon.