Brain Awareness Week

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Belgian Brain Council

Organized by:
Belgian Brain Council

Participating Organizations:
Belgian Brain Council, European Brain Council, Université de Liège

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

8

Year:

2017

Type of Events Held:

  • Lab Tour
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Other
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals
  • University students
  • Other: Policy makers (Members of the European Parliament)

Approximate Number of People Reached:

700

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:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Website

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

It is the combination of emails (several) with reference to WEB site which was effective

Resources

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:

  • none

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

  • New Puzzles/Games
  • Other

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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Contact Information

BAW Website:

N/A

Contact Name:

Roland Pochet

Contact Phone:

+322 555 6374

Contact Email:

rpochet@ulb.ac.be

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