European Brain Council

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European Brain Council (EBC)
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Formation 2002
Type Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Headquarters Brussels, Belgium
David Nutt[1]

The European Brain Council (EBC) is a coordinating international health organization founded in 2002. It comprises the major organisations in the field of brain research and brain disorders in Europe, and thus its structure involves a vast network of patients, scientists and doctors, working in partnership with the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries. The EBC's comprehensive scope makes it suited to working closely with major decision making bodies such as the European Commission,[2] the European Parliament[3] and the World Health Organization.[4]

European Brain Council is promoting brain-related research by collaborating with member organisations, interacting with the Institutions of the European Union, fostering dialogue between scientists and society, promoting education and disseminating information about brain research and diseases in Europe. Through promoting brain research in Europe, the EBC would like to see an improvement in the quality of life of those affected by brain disorders.


The membership of the European Brain Council consists of professional organisations, patient organisations and industrial partners. Members of EBC include the European Federation of Neurological Societies, the European Psychiatric Association,[5] Federation of European Neuroscience Societies,[6] the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology,[7] the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies,[8] The European Federation of Neurological Associations,[9] Global Alliance for Mental Illness Advocacy Networks [10] and The International Brain Research Organization [11]


  1. ^ "List of Officers". European Brain Council. Retrieved 22 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "An update on the European Brain Council". ECNP Matters. 20 January 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "European Brain Council Urges European Parliament to Support Primate Research". SFN. 27 May 2008. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Inquiry Team". Midstaffsinquiry. 20 January 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  5. ^ "European Psychiatric Association". European Parliament Transparency Register. 18 July 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies" (PDF). Organisational brochure. 20 January 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2010. 
  7. ^ "European College of Neuropsychopharmacology". ecnp matters. 16 February 2010. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  8. ^ "The European Association of Neurosurgical Societies". News EBC represents neurosciences in Brussels. 16 February 2010. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  9. ^ "The European Federation of Neurological Associations". EFNA Members & Affiliates. 16 February 2010. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  10. ^ "GAMIAN Europe". GAMIAN Europe our history. 16 February 2010. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  11. ^ "International Brain Research Organization - Partnerships". Retrieved 6 January 2017. 

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