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Participating Organizations:

Université Libre de Bruxelles Université de Liège Le conseil consultatif des ainés de Molenbeek La Braise Ensemble pour le Cerveau Ose la Science EDAB European Parliament Université de Mons-Hainaut Hôpital Erasme-Neurosurgery Belgian Society for Neurosurgery

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • School Program
  • Symposium
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals
  • University students
  • Other: Policy Makers

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

In 2016, the “Printemps des Sciences” week coincide with the BAW, so we could merge within 3 Universities (Brussels, Liège and Mons) activities gathering many students from secondary schools. The thematic of the “Printemps” was FOOD so in Liège we focused our conferences on Food and Brain and in Brussels on Eating Disorders and Brain. Gathering EDAB logistics, the European Parliament Science Technology Option Assessment Committee and Belgian Brain Council network, we could organize an event gathering outstanding speakers such as Richard Morris and policy makers, but also specialists in neuroscience, CEO of the European Brain Council, etc. The President of the Belgian Brain Council organize also a meeting gathering specials in Deep Brain Stimulation. Two patients associations members of the Belgian Brain Council (La Braise and Aidants Proches) also organize events swell as Dr. Franco, vice president of the Belgian Brain Council. All together we could cover a large audience, more than 2.000 people from all ages and all activities.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Mailings
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website

Other Publicity Methods:

European Parliament internal communications, Universities WEBsites used for the "Printemps des Sciences" and Interuniversities French speaking network Scité (Rejouisciences, Inforsciendes).

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

The Scité Network of the French speaking Universities sponsored by the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles


What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Fact Sheets
  • New Puzzles/Games
  • New Coloring Sheets

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Poster
  • BAW Web site banner

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

Conferences were well attended with enthusiastic students. The European Parliament was a success thanks to the combination of the quality of the speakers and the work of the BBC to stimulate the participation of several stakeholders.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

One leader using a combination of network and competence. Preparation well in advance.

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Contact Information

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Contact Name:

Roland Pochet

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