‘The silent emergency of brain disorders’ – EBC included in Mediaplanet UK’s ‘Understanding the Brain’ campaign
EBC is pleased to be included in MediaPlanet's Understanding the Brain campaign, launched in time for Brain Awareness Week 2020. Indeed, this week is Brain Awareness Week (March 16 – 22) and to mark the special week for the brain, The Guardian will include the ‘Understanding the Brain’ supplement within its print edition. EBC is featured in the insert with [...]
UPDATE: On Monday evening, the European Parliament took the extraordinary decision to close its doors to all external visitors for at least the next three weeks as COVID-19 sweeps across Europe. Consequently, this event has now been cancelled. We value the importance of the topic we were meant to cover and hope that awareness on the subject can still be [...]
EBC submits feedback to roadmap consultation on Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, highlighting comorbidities in cancer
EBC joined members of the Cancer Related Complications and Comorbidities Initiative in responding to the European Commission's open consultation on the Roadmap for the Europe's Beating Cancer Plan, which closed on 3 March 2020. EBC joined the initiative of like-minded European health organisations in signing a joint statement calling for making cancer-related complications and comorbidities - many of which are neurological [...]
Brain Health as a Global Priority – time for the EU to act now The global momentum to deliver a more coordinated response to the threat posed by neurological disorders is increasing. In 2018, ‘mental health and neurological disorders’ were added to the list of priority non-communicable diseases by world leaders. This has led to some structural changes at the [...]
EBC signs joint statement on making cancer-related complications and comorbidities an EU health priority
EBC has joined like-minded European health organisations in signing a joint statement calling for making cancer-related complications and comorbidities an EU health priority. Cancer-related complications and comorbidities - many neurological or psychiatric - are a highly significant, and in many cases fatal, burden on patients across Europe but are all too often neglected in policy and research. Cancer is set [...]
PRIME project kicks off – New mental health project aims to uncover insulin-related mechanisms linking disorders of body and brain
PRIME Project: New mental health project aims to uncover insulin-related mechanisms linking disorders of body and brain An important European-funded initiative has been launched to explore how common molecular mechanisms may link metabolic disorders, especially type 2 diabetes and obesity, with brain disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and autism spectrum disorders.
The European Brain Council is welcoming applications for a Communications Internship within the Communications and Advocacy Team of the Brussels office. See details on the position and how to apply, here.
On 6 November 2019, the European Brain Council (EBC) and The Health Policy Partnership (HPP) were able to present preliminary reports from the RETHINKING MS project during a meeting of the MEP Interest Group on Brain, Mind and Pain. Attendees were welcomed by Joke Jaarsma, European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA), and Deirdre Ryan, Pain Alliance Europe (PAE) – the group’s coordinating organisations. [...]
The EU-funded MULTI-ACT project has launched a web survey for the implementation of the strategy for engaging patients in research and innovation. The consultation reflects the project's aim to make research on multiple sclerosis and other neurological diseases more effective and responsive to the needs of patients through their full engagement. Through this web survey, the MULTI-ACT consortium asks you [...]
The 2019 EU Health Policy Platform annual meeting was held on 17th October in Brussels, Belgium. On this occasion, the following joint statements, developed as part of the 2019 Thematic Network Cycle, were presented: Healthcare in cross-border regions - EUREGHA and Healthacross Initiative Improving Organ Donation and Transplantation - European Kidney Health Alliance (EKHA) Nobody Left Outside: Improving access to [...]