We are delighted to share with you the European Brain Council (EBC) Annual Report for 2022.

This year was a key milestone for EBC, as it marked its 20th anniversary. Twenty years ago, EBC was the answer to the need for increased unity within the brain community, building a more connected network of key players in the brain space — scientists, clinicians, patients, industry — encompassing basic neuroscience, neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry. Its mission remains the same today: to unite the brain community and promote brain research with the goal of improving the lives of these who live with brain conditions, neurological and mental alike.

With a new leadership in place, we were pleased to continue our successful running of key projects and flagship initiatives such as the remarkable second in-person edition of the Brain Innovation Days, which hosted the official launch of the European Brain Foundation. The Final Conference of the European Brain Research Area (EBRA) project concluded four years of tremendous work, paving the way to a European brain health partnership. We strengthened engagement at the global level through the activities under Fostering Global Partnerships in Brain Research which culminated in the organisation of a high-level roundtable in the framework of the Science Summit at the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York. The project series Rethinking the management of brain disorders came a long way this year, with a new focus on Alzheimer’s disease – and more to come in 2023!

This year was truly outstanding for EBC, as we strengthened established activities and expanded to a global scale, all while continuing to develop our growing portfolio of projects and advocacy efforts, again ensuring EBC as the key voice for the brain community in Brussels and beyond. EBC would like to thank its members, partners and every individual who supports our work in striving to raise awareness and ensure brain health – for the sake of all Europeans – is recognised as a priority at every level.