European Brain Council.

Organized by:
European Brain Council

Participating Organizations:

European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA), Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks-Europe (GAMIAN-Europe)

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Online/Virtual
  • Symposium

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • Other
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals
  • Other: Policymakers
  • Other: Scientists
  • Other: NGOs
  • Other: Wider brain community

Approximate Number of People Reached:

100+ joined live, 1000s via social media

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

This year’s BAW event focused on Patient Engagement in EU-Funded Brain Research Projects. The event aimed to shed light on the current state of patient engagement in EU-funded brain research projects, exploring how patients have been involved to date, their experiences in this involvement, the challenges continued to be faced, examples of patient-involved projects and initiatives and looking at what can be done to improve engagement.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Mailings
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Mailings, social media and website - our largest, most engaged audiences.


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

  • New Fact Sheets

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

  • Brain Awareness Week Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Brain Awareness Week has served as an annual activity for EBC to promote and communicate brain health and ongoing efforts to prevent and treat brain disorders in Europe. The ultimate goal of EBC’s events under the BAW umbrella is to gain more attention for brain disorders from EU policymakers and the general public. Furthermore, it seeks to ensure that more resources are channeled towards research on the brain and for patients of brain disorders.

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

Contact Name:

Stephanie Kramer

Contact Phone:


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