European Brain Council

Organized by:
European Brain Council

Participating Organizations:

European College of Neuropharmacology, The European Academy of Neurology, Federation of European Neuroscience Societies, GAMIAN Europe, Belgian & French Brain Councils, Janssen, European Dana Alliance for the Brain, European Psychiatric Association, European Federation of Neurological Associations

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Conference/Forum
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Other
  • Workshop
  • Other: Debate

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • Other
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals
  • Other: Policymakers

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

As part of Brain Awareness Week, EBC, in collaboration with The Dana Foundation, The Belgian Brain Council, The European Psychiatric Association (EPA) and The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), organized an outreach event at the European Parliament, Strasbourg on 16 March 2017. The title of the event “Expanding Brain Research in Europe: A societal Need?” was in parallel to the Lunch debate organized in Brussels on 14 March 2017. The goal of the event was to target MEPs and other decision makers interested in the fields of health, research and innovation. The event was hosted by MEP Anne Sander and MEP Momchil Nekov. The event was highly successful, with a good showing of policymakers, researchers and the general public who openly interacted with each other and the speakers during the hour of open discussion following the presentations.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails
  • Mailings
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website
  • Social Media
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

Word of mouth, networking, dissemination through partner organisations

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Emails/mailings and website

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

A helpful initiative to use as a reason to hold awareness raising events and activities.

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

Contact Name:

Stephanie Kramer

Contact Phone:

+32 2 513 27 57

Contact Email:

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