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EBC-led EU Health Policy Platform Thematic Network, “Towards an EU Coordination Plan for the Brain”, officially launches


We are pleased to announce that the European Brain Council (EBC) has been selected to lead one of the 2024 EU Health Policy Platform Thematic Networks, focused Towards an EU Coordination Plan for the Brain. This decision underscores the growing importance of brain health and science in shaping EU health, social, and research policies. This Thematic Network aims to [...]


Support the Joint Letter “Urgent Call to Action: A Place for Brain Health at the Top of EU Policy Agendas”


With the 2024 European Parliament Elections behind us, the European Brain Council (EBC), its member organisations and the wider brain community are rallying support for the increased prioritisation of brain health on EU health and research agendas. As part of the No Health Without Brain Health campaign, we urge all stakeholders, policymakers, and the wider [...]


Abstract Submission Deadline Extended for 2024 Brain Innovation Days


Thank you to all applicants who made the effort to submit Poster Presentation, Innovation Showcase, Pitch Competition or Innovative Session applications for the Brain Innovation Days by the deadline last Sunday. We received an exciting array of abstracts to be featured in November! However, we understand that deadlines during this busy period can be overwhelming and easily missed, resulting in a number of requests [...]


The Second Phase of the Rethinking Schizophrenia Project Kicks Off!


After the launch of the policy report 'Rethinking Schizophrenia: Beyond the Voices' in March 2024, falling under the 1st phase of the Rethinking Schizophrenia project, we are pleased to announce that the second phase, focusing on the schizophrenia care pathway, officially kicks off on the occasion of the European Mental Health Week! The Rethinking Schizophrenia project challenges the status [...]


Vote for “Brain Health and Brain Research Thematic Network” by 21 May


A call for proposals to select the next Thematic Network leaders was launched back in March. From the 19 proposals that were submitted and evaluated by the European Commission, six made it to this poll. Now the final selection is up to you!​ In response to the European Commission’s invitation to stakeholders to make a proposal under its next [...]


EBC Launches 2023 Annual Report


Dear Colleagues, We are delighted to share with you the European Brain Council (EBC) Annual Report for 2023. It has been a monumental and jam-packed year for EBC. When reflecting on the highlights of the last 12 months, it was amazing to identify just how many there were. As the main voice speaking on behalf of the brain community [...]


EBC at the 36th Global Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International


The 36th Global Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) took place in Kraków, Poland from 24-26 April 2024, with ADI member Polskie Stowarzyszenie Pomocy Osobom z Chorobą Alzheimera (Polish Alzheimer’s Association). Held under the overarching theme of "Dementia: Insights. Innovations. Inspirations.", the conference brought together more than 1000 delegates from over 100 countries to share information on achievements, innovations and [...]


Submit an Abstract for 2024 Brain Innovation Days


Three years on, the 4th edition of the Brain Innovation Days will take place on 13-14 November 2024 in Brussels under the overarching theme Navigating the Brain Across a Lifetime. The main theme will revolve around 5 subthemes: Blossoming Brains: Early Brain Development; Building Brains: Schools and Workplaces; Timeless Brains: Nurturing Resilience, Embracing Change; Holistic Brains: Strategies for Brain [...]


EBC at the 32nd European Congress of Psychiatry


The European Brain Council had the chance to attend the 32nd European Congress of Psychiatry which was held on 6-9 April 2024 in Budapest (Hungary). The Congress took place under the motto ‘Mental Health: Open and Inclusive!’. It highlighted three core aspects of modern psychiatry: Mental health as a broad dimension from mental health prevention and resilience building to the treatment [...]


EBC Launches ‘Rethinking Schizophrenia: Beyond the Voices’ Policy Report


The European Brain Council (EBC) is very pleased to launch the 'Rethinking Schizophrenia: Beyond the Voices' policy report, calling to improve the lives of people living with schizophrenia across Europe. It challenges the status quo and refreshes the European policy debate on people living with schizophrenia, recognises the essential role of social support and encourages multi-stakeholder-driven policy.  About schizophrenia [...]

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