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The Special Interest Event “Neuroscience Research Funding in Europe Post-COVID-19” will be held as a virtual meeting at the FENS Forum 2020 on 15th July 2020 (09:30 – 10:30 AM Glasgow time). This workshop is convened by the FENS-Kavli Network of Excellence.

This Special Interest Event will communicate insights and experience on advocacy activities for neuroscience policy and funding in Europe. The goal of the workshop is to inform neuroscience researchers about strategies, mechanisms, and challenges of science advocacy in Europe; and to encourage individuals to find effective ways of engaging on policy issues.

Speakers will include active neuroscientists with significant experience in science advocacy, as well as policy professionals who work on a daily basis in implementing neuroscience funding and organization.

Chair: Tomás J. Ryan – FENS-Kavli Scholars


  • Monica Di LucaEuropean Brain Council
  • Camilla Bellone – Policy and Advocacy Committee, Society for Neuroscience
  • Karim Berkouk – DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
  • Mark Ferguson – European Innovation Council & Science Foundation Ireland

Further information can be accessed on the event web-page on the website of the FENS Forum 2020.

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