Federation of European Neuroscience Societies

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The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)

The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) is a European federation of scientific societies for basic scientists and physicians whose research is focused on the brain and nervous system (i.e., neuroscience).


The FENS was founded in 1998 to coordinate and present at the European level the research of members of national and European neuroscience societies. It succeeded the European Neuroscience Association. FENS federates 42 societies whose membership totals around 23,000 scientists.


FENS organises an international scientific meeting every two years, the FENS Forum of European Neuroscience. Every meeting takes place in a different European country hosted by its national neuroscience society (Berlin, 1998; Brighton, 2000; Paris, 2002 ; Lisbon, 2004; Vienna, 2006; Geneva, 2008; Amsterdam, 2010; Barcelona, 2012; Milan, 2014; Copenhagen, 2016; Berlin, 2018).


FENS publishes the European Journal of Neuroscience, a monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal and the FENS Forum Abstracts, the proceedings of the FENS Forums of European Neuroscience

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