EBC is a network of key players in the “Brain Area”, with a membership encompassing scientific societies, patient organisations, professional societies and industry partners.
12 06-2024

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

2024-07-22T15:07:42+00:0012-06-2024|News|

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 [...]

12 05-2023

Support Pledge for Science calling for the prioritisation of brain research & innovation in the EU

2024-07-11T11:31:43+00:0012-05-2023|News|

Brain disorders – neurological and mental alike – are widespread, highly disabling and often difficult to treat. Approximately 60% of the European population lives with a neurological condition. Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, mental health problems already affected around 84 million people in the EU, amounting to [...]

23 03-2023

Event Report: Global Partnerships in Brain Research – Brain Awareness Week 2023

2023-06-21T15:41:07+00:0023-03-2023|News|

On 16 March 2023, the European Brain Council (EBC) held its annual Brain Awareness Week event, this time with a full-day programme focused around Global Partnerships in Brain Research, showcasing ongoing work to enable dialogue and foster further collaboration within the community. The event was a perfect opportunity for participants to learn from their [...]

5 12-2018

Launch of ‘Sustainable Approach To Depression’ policy report

2020-03-05T23:49:40+00:0005-12-2018|News|

Today, the European Parliament Interest Group on Mental health, Well-being and Brain Disorders (with co-hosting MEPs Tomas Zdechovsky and Nessa Childers), EBC, GAMIAN-Europe, the European Psychiatric Association (EPA), EUFAMI, the Expert Platform on Depression, Eurocarers, the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), the UEMS – Sector of Psychiatry and the International Federation for Psychotherapy launch a joint policy paper on [...]

21 11-2018

Launch of “Driving policy to optimise care for people with Alzheimer’s Disease in Europe today and tomorrow” white paper

2018-11-21T23:07:41+00:0021-11-2018|News|

EBC endorses joint Alzheimer’s white paper setting out strategic vision on policy action to deliver better care for people with Alzheimer’s, their families and their carers in Europe The white paper,  Driving policy to optimise care for people with Alzheimer’s disease in Europe today and tomorrow, launched today in the European Parliament, outlines clear priorities for [...]

25 07-2017

EBC hosts the 3rd Academy of National Brain Councils, 12-13 July

2017-07-25T09:51:41+00:0025-07-2017|News|

The 3rd Academy of National Brain Councils was held again in Brussels this year, kicking off with the Meeting of the MEP Interest Group on Brain, Mind and Pain, and the Interest Group on Mental Health, Well-being and Brain Disorders Value of Treatment Parliamentary launch event on Early Intervention. Representatives from 10 countries with established or [...]

25 07-2017

The Value of Early Intervention in Brain, Mind and Pain Conditions event – 12 July 2017

2017-07-25T09:24:55+00:0025-07-2017|News|

On 12 July 2017, the meeting of the MEP Interest Group on Brain, Mind and Pain, and the Interest Group on Mental Health, Well-being and Brain Disorders took place in the European Parliament (Brussels) in partnership with EBC. The event was hosted by MEPs Jana Žitňanská, Marian Harkin, Michał Boni and Marek Plura. The well-attended and [...]

30 03-2017

STOA Report “Technological innovation strategies in substance use disorders” now online

2017-03-30T13:04:06+00:0030-03-2017|News|

Drug disorders are complex social and health problems that affect millions of people in the EU. In the last two decades, we have witnessed an extraordinary growth in computer and mobile technologies available to the general public. Researchers in the field of drug addiction have started to exploit the growth of the internet and new [...]

12 03-2016

EBC featured in TPM: Tackling brain disorders in Europe

2016-03-12T09:24:24+00:0012-03-2016|News|

EBC benefited from ample coverage in the March edition of The Parliament Magazine. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and close EBC partners Jerzy Buzek and Marek Plura signed articles on key topics for our constituency: brain disorders strategies and patient advocacy. EBC Honorary Member Jerzy Buzek sent the message that 'European countries cannot tackle [...]

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