EBC is a network of key players in the “Brain Area”, with a membership encompassing scientific societies, patient organisations, professional societies and industry partners.
24 04-2017

Portuguese Brain Council Meeting: 19 April


A meeting to discuss finalizing creation of the Portuguese Brain Council (PBC) took place in Lisbon on 19th April 2017 at Ciência Viva - a national agency for the promotion of initiatives for the public awareness of Science and Technology in Portugal. Representatives of key scientific societies discussed what has been achieved so far, what [...]

19 04-2017

EP Interest Group on Carers Meeting (11.04.17)


On 11th April 2017, EBC attended the European Parliament's Interest Group on Carers meeting. Held at the European Parliament in Brussels, the meeting was hosted by Eurocarers, the European network representing informal carers and their organisations, and MEP Marian Harkin. The meeting primarily addressed the relevance of the new European Pillar of Social Rights in addressing [...]

10 03-2017

Irish Brain Council launch their inaugural position paper (06.03.17)


Brain conditions affect over 1.1 million people in Ireland but investment in research into these conditions remains behind cancer and cardiovascular research with a critical need for targeted funding to support research into brain conditions in this country. This was the central message of the Neurological Alliance of Ireland & Irish Brain Council conference "Brain [...]

1 03-2017

Horizon 2020 – Performance and Further Simplification (28.02.17)


On Tuesday 28 February, the Horizon 2020 - Performance and Further Simplification meeting took place at the European Parliament in Brussels. The meeting was hosted by EU commissioner for Research and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, and focused on how participation can be simplified in Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation programme. In particular, new funding rules [...]

12 02-2017

Suicide Prevention Task Force, First Meeting


The first meeting of the newly formed, EBC-led Suicide Prevention Task Force took place on 9 February 2017. The objectives of the expert group are to produce a policy white paper regarding suicide prevention to be disseminated among policy makers, politicians and the members of the different EU Institution by World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 [...]

9 02-2017

Mental Health & Active Ageing Conference, 8 February 2017


On 8 February 2017,  EBC attended the Mental Health & Active Ageing: Ensuring opportunities and participation in society at all ages conference, organized by Mental Health Europe together with MEP Deirdre Clune (Ireland, EPP).  Held in the European Parliament, Brussels,  the meeting gathered more than 50 people to discuss the importance of active ageing and why it matters to [...]

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