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:




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:


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


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:


Contact Name:

Roland Pochet

Contact Phone:

+322 555 6374

Contact Email:

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