Faculty of Medicine Osijek

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Faculty of Medicine Osijek

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/Briefing
  • Online/Virtual
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students (1-5)
  • General Public
  • High school students (9-12)
  • Middle school students (6-8)
  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

The main goal was to educate the general public on how the pandemic and viruses effect our brain. Our lecturers highlited the key information on how to stay safe, how to cope with limitations the pandemic has put in front of us and pointed out the importance of mental health and sleep. Nevertheless they discussed interesting topics as well as some of the new discoveries in the world of neuroscience. The youngest had the chance to take part in our workshops where we taught them the basics of sleep, immunity, viruses, brain and lab work. Through lectures, games and quiz we made these topics easily understandable and available to all age groups. All of the lectures were recorded and uploaded on YouTube so that in future they could be used as class materials as well. Despite all the obstacles pandemic has set up we managed to organize many activities and achieve our goals.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

The most successful were social media and television as they are available to different age groups and therefore are an effective way of providing the general public with information.


What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • Kids' Fact Sheets Grades 9-12

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

  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games

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?

This year, participating in Brain Awareness Week has helped to educate the general public on topics necessary in fighting pandemic. It is a great way to point out the importance of maintaining the health of our brain as well as general physical and mental well-being. To our institution this is another great project that reflects it’ quality while all of our students get a chance to gain experience and learn something new.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

This years Brain Awareness Week taught us to think outside the box. We found alternative ways of taking part in different activities such as online lectures and quizzes which can generally help approach the larger amount of people.

Did/do you like our Facebook page?


Was the information provided on Facebook useful?

The information was useful. In years coming it would be interesting to see some information about all the partners and their work.

Event Photos

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The poster of Osijek Brain Awareness Week

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One of the classes that visited our lectures

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Part of our organization team.

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The visitors had a chance to take a photo with our virus.

Contact Information

Contact Name:

Marija Heffer

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