Annual Report 2020

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Annual Report 2019

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European Brain Council - Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2018

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European Brain Council - Annual Report 2017

Annual Report 2017

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European Brain Council - Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2016

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European Brain Council - Annual Report 2015

Annual Report 2015

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Annual report 2011-2013

October 2011 to October 2013

2012 marked the tenth anniversary of the European Brain Council. The anniversary closed an exciting and significant first decade for the European Brain Council and opened the next phase of its journey towards the full appreciation of our most vital and precious asset which is our brain.

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Annual report 2010-2011

October 2010 to October 2011

The Consensus document was published in March 2011 in the European Journal of Neuroscience following collaboration with several hundred scientists across Europe. It was extremely well received by the European Commission and a range of other stakeholders. The document will be instrumental in helping set the framework for the remainder of FP7 and FP8.

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Annual report 2009-2010

October 2009 to October 2010

Over the last 5 months it has been my privilege to be Interim Executive Director of the European Brain Council. I have spent 3 days a week pursuing two main aims, firstly leading the EBC executive function, working with the officers of EBC on EBC strategy and our operational capability. Secondly by leading efforts with board members to achieve the goal of making 2013 ‘The European Year Of the Brain (EYOB)’.

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Annual report 2008-2009

October 2008 to October 2009

In December 2008 three applications in which EBC is a partner were submitted for funding in the 3rd call of Framework 7, one of which was successful. The CUBE application was the highest ranked of those submitted but it did not meet the threshold for funding. We are instead pursuing an update and expansion of the existing Cost Document and have applied to Lundbeck for 850.000 Euros for this study.

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Annual report 2007-2008

October 2007 to October 2008

In November 2007, the third Call of FP7 was under preparation. Jes Olesen and Mary Baker, President of EFNA, met with Commissioner Potocnik, EU Commissioner for Research, to express concerns about the support for brain research in FP7.

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Annual report 2006-2007

October 2006 to October 2007

The results of the RABRE study (research Allocation for Brain Research in Europe) were accepted for publication in the EJN. At the September 2006 General Assembly the AEP – Association of European Psychiatrists joined EBC as an official member. In order to make sure that our work is in line with the EC and EP policy, a network meeting with delegates of various DGs and the EP was organised. These planning meetings will be organised twice a year.

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Annual report 2005-2006

October 2005 to October 2006

In October 2005 the second meeting of EBC’s Industrial Partners was held. On this occasion the delegates elected their representative on the EBC B oard. Dr. A. Benbow, GSK, was elected and accepted to take on a second term of office. Dr. A. Sleight, Roche, accepted to act as Dr. Benbow’s alternate. It will be the industrial representative’s task to inform the members of the industrial board on the ongoing activities of the EBC so that a major input from the delegates and sponsors becomes possible.

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Annual report 2004-2005

October 2004 to October 2005

In January 2005 EBC held the first meeting with its Industrial Partners. The meeting was very well attended and delegates from major industries were welcomed to the event. A follow-up meeting to this event will be organised “by the industry for the industry” by EBC’s industrial delegates. This follow-up meeting has been scheduled for October 2005.

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Annual report 2003-2004

October 2003 to October 2004

An enormous amount of work has been done over the past year during which EBC consolidated its relationship with the EC and with DG Research in particular. In September 2003, EBC together with the EC organised the one-day conference “Brain Research in Europe: Structuring European Neuroscience”. The conference was a great success and on that occasion, EBC proposed a separate programme on brain research within the 7th Framework Programme.

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