Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lab Tour
- Lecture/ Briefing
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- Patients & Caregivers
- University students
- Other: Policy makers (Members of the European Parliament)
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
BAW 2017 From March 13 to 18 • In Brussels March 14 o At Karreveld Castle: conference “le Bien-être comme prévention des maladies mentales” by Professeur Isidore Pelc in front of a public of 70 people (age between 55 and 75 years old) March 15 o in Liège : Brain Café (18h30 à 21h00) at Institut de Zoologie. 160 participants, introduction by Steven Laureys followed by 10 tables-rondes March 16 o At European Parliament in Strasbourg in cooperation with EBC, BBC and FBC from 9 :00 to 11 :00 Workshop : Expanding Brain Research in Europe-A societal need ? Seventy invited guests amongst them 5 Members of the Parliament, EU civil servants, Postdocs, PhD students o At Namur : conférence et démonstration : « Ouverture aux Neurosciences : de l’Histoire à l’avenir déjà présent » o At UCL, conférence : « Les neurosciences peuvent-elles influencer le traitement des addictions » March 17 o Au Campus du Sart Tilman (Liège). Morning for secondary students with their profesors. 450 participants, 4 talks amongst which one from S Laureys (conscienceness) et A Malchair (cyberdépendence) o Human brain dissection (14h00-15h00) Sart Tilman March 18 o Journée Portes-Ouvertes au GIGA Neurosciences de l’ULg, 45 participants, 5 ateliers.
Event Planning & Publicity
Publicity Methods Used:
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
- New Puzzles/Games
Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?
- BAW Logos
- BAW Web site banner
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
The high reputation of the BAW was a very good propagation agent. In particular, having reached policy makers (MEPS during a session in Strasbourg), although challenging had a significant impact.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
The workshop at the European Parliament in collaboration with EBC and other NBCs should be pursuit
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