Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- Open House
- Press Briefing
- Radio Show
- TV Show
- Other: City events
- Other: Sports events
- Other: Science Cafe
- Elementary school students(1-5)
- General Public
- High School students(9-12)
- Middle school students(6-8)
- Patients & Caregivers
- Other: Pensioners and Children in Kindergarten
Approximate Number of People Reached:
Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:
The preparations of the Project lasted almost a year, and the content covered all age groups, starting from pre-school age, through all levels of education, to senior citizens (retirees), and we also had a special part of the Program for persons with special needs. The objective of the Project is to raise awareness about the brain, it’s functions, the specifics of this organ, all this in an unusual way. General topic of THE 2015 was “The brain and individuality”. Approximate number of participants, that were included in a total program content, was over three thousand citizens. Through the Project, a special attention was drawn to “Scientific café”, which we have organized throughout the week, where we had the opportunity to listen to lectures of our colleagues from the medical faculties in the region – Zagreb, Rijeka, Osijek, Mostar, Sarajevo. During the week, a total of 40 workshops were held in various educational institutions and social – pedagogical living communities, as well as 10 sessions with different thematic, all within the main topic.
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?
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:
- BAW Stickers
- BAW Pencils and Erasers
- Staying Sharp: Learning as We Age
Feedback & Keys to Success
How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?
Our organization is very happy that she took part in the week of the brain. Our program lasted six days. On this project we had 95 students at the University of Tuzla and students from Zagreb, Rijeka, Osijek, Mostar Banja Luka and Sarajevo. During those six days we have learned throughout the program and socialize.
Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:
The program definitely needs to insert scientific café and a sports day.
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