Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- General Public
- Patients & Caregivers
- 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)
- Press Release/Media Advisory
- Social Media
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
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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