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2019 EU Health Policy Platform Annual Meeting


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 [...]


Registration now open for the MULTI-ACT project event on 12 November: “Does your research impact society responsibly?”


Registration is now open for the MULTI-ACT project-dedicated event, "Does your research impact society responsibly? Design your sustainable multi-stakeholder initiative using MULTI-ACT", to be held on 12 November in Brussels, Belgium. EBC is heavily involved in the MULTI-ACT project and looks forward to hosting the event on the day. The draft agenda is available here. Please register to attend the event here. [...]


EBC joins scientific community in calling for the inclusion of ‘research’ in the new job title of Commissioner Gabriel


The European Brain Council (EBC) has joined thousands of academics, European organisations and Nobel-prize winners in signing an open letter calling on the Commission to revise the new job title of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel to include a reference to research. We fully support the initiative to request changing her official title to ‘Commissioner for Education, Research, Innovation and Youth’ as [...]


“Time matters: A call to prioritize brain health” report launches


Experts call for coordinated public education and research programmes to avert a brain disease crisis   Experts are calling for a public health campaign aimed at promoting a ‘brain-healthy lifestyle’ to reduce the risk of developing neurodegenerative brain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. The campaign should support existing health promotion work by emphasising that “what is good [...]


EBC at the EU Research and Innovation Days, 24 – 26 September 2019


EBC was present at the Research and Innovation Days that were held in Brussels from 24th-26th September 2019. This conference was organized by the European Commission in order to collect the input from stakeholders regarding the priorities, objectives and expected impact of the Horizon Europe programme. The Research and Innovation Days were held within the wider context of the Strategic [...]


EBC at IBRO World Congress 2019


EBC was present last week at the 10th World Congress of Neuroscience, organized by EBC member, the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO). Held every four years since 1982, the IBRO World Congress is now one of the most prestigious international scientific meetings. The congress was held in Daegu, South Korea and was organized in collaboration with Federation of Asian-Oceanian Neuroscience Societies [...]


EBC, EFNA & EAN send joint open letter to EU leaders, calling for increased prioritisation of neurological/brain health in EU policies


The European Brain Council has joined members European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA) and European Academy of Neurology (EAN) in sending an open letter to EU leaders, making a strong case for increased prioritisation of neurological/brain health in EU policies and calling for concrete measures to be undertaken to counteract the increasing burden of brain disorders. We know from studies [...]


PRESS RELEASE: Launch of “AD Detect and Prevent” – An innovative EU-funded project developing a robust digital tool for the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease


4 September 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark The “AD Detect and Prevent” project, which is led by the Danish digital therapeutics company Brain+, is pursuing the ambitious aim of developing a digital tool to improve the detection of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) prior to the possible onset of dementia and combining this with lifestyle programmes for reducing lifestyle risk related to Alzheimer’s dementia. [...]


European Commission launches Horizon Europe public consultation


Further to the agreement on Horizon Europe that the EU institutions reached in trilogue on 20th March 2019, the European Commission has started preparing the implementation of the programme through a process of “strategic planning”.  To this end, the European Commission has launched a public consultation in order to collect input as regards to the objectives, priorities and expected impact of the Horizon Europe [...]


EBC Holds 1st Regional Meeting of National Brain Councils


The 1st Regional Meeting of National Brain Councils (NBCs), which brought together a wide range of health stakeholders from South-East Europe, was held on 10th July 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia. On this occasion, delegates from 9 different European countries, representing NBCs, patient groups, psychiatric associations and neuroscience societies, met in order to exchange views on regional challenges, joint initiatives and [...]

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