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The EBC pledged to make 2014 the Year of the Brain in Europe. Over the past year considerable effort has gone into making this pledge a reality. Significant support and interest generated by our plans has led to the project being expanded to include North America in 2015 and Asia Pacific in 2016. Hence, what was initially planned to be the European Year of the Brain in Europe in 2014 has now encompassed more continents, expanded in time and evolved to The Age of the Brain. The campaign website will tell you more about this exciting project that has an ambition to change the way people think about their brains, forever, and for the better.
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Organizations and individuals can further support our plans to have the Year of the Brain in Europe in 2014 by visiting a �?strong>pledge your support�?/strong> page: http://pledge.ageofthebrain.org . The more pledges we can obtain from individuals and organisations the more we strengthen our attempts to fundraise and generate political and public support for the year.
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  • On the 17th November the EBC delegation met with Prof. Jerzy Buzek, Chair of the Industry, Research and Energy Committee of the European Parliament, to discuss our cooperation during the new EP term. ProfBuzek
    Prof. Buzek is EBC’s Honorary Member and a longstanding supporter and we are extremely grateful for his continues support. 
  • The second annual Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm (AWARH’14) will take place on 24-28 November 2014. The objective of AWARH is in line with EBC’s Manifesto to call policy makers to commit to adopting alcohol policies so that an integrated approach is adequately reflected and budgeted for. This year, EBC is taking part of AWARH as a member of the Steering Committee alongside other organisations.

    In connection with AWARH’14 an infographic on alcohol and mental health and the “hashtag” #AWARH have been made to help raise awareness about this topic. It will also be possible to sign an online pledge for policy action to reduce alcohol related harm. Additional campaign material is available at awarh.eu
  • Patients, healthcare professionals and policymakers call for stronger EU action to prevent strokes: Read more in a report from the Chronic Disease Summit, EBC Satellite Event - "AF Stroke Prevention".
  • Press release announcing partners of the 2014-15 EU OSHA Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress campaign. EBC is one of the official campaign partners.
  • EBC Past President Dr. Mary Baker received Dana/EDAB Lifetime Achievement Award for Outreach on Behalf of Brain Research
  • EBC was accepted as an official partner of EU OSHA campaign: Healthy Workplaces Manage Stress. Find out more about the campaign on www.healthy-workplaces.eu/en
  • We are delighted to offer you the most recent issue of EBC News - the official newsletter of the European Brain Council. Click here to download EBC News - Spring 2014
  • Two months ahead of the European Parliament elections EBC is launching its EU 2014 Elections Manifesto that identifies 11 priority areas with corresponding calls for actions.
  • EBC is hosting a roundtable discussion with experts on stroke and Atrial Fibrillation on 3 April 2014 in Brussels to discuss good practice and how the EU can help its dissemination.
    This roundtable is part of the stakeholder-led events alongside the European Commission’s Chronic Disease Summit. Invitation and Programme.
  • Click here to access a series of articles about the brain, prepared in cooperation of EBC, EMSP and EurActive.
  • Professor David Nutt, the Edmond J. Safra Chair of Neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London, has been elected President of the European Brain Council.
    For more changes in the governing structure of EBC, click here.

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  • Awareness Week on Alcohol Related harm (AWARH) was held on 24-28 November 2014. In connection with this four infographics was developed. The four infographic on
  • On 1 December 2014, the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP) published its White Paper “Innovative Partnership to Accelerate CNS Drug Discovery for Improved Patient Care” in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery. EBC is a one of seven partners on the White Paper. Please find here; the Comment in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery and the White Paper.
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  • FENS & SfN statement on the use of non-human primates in biomedical research
    FENS & SfN have jointly issued a statement on the use of non-human primates in biomedical research after German TV has shown a ten-minute clip that claims to show abuse of animals at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tubingen, Germany, where Nikos Logothetis, member of both societies, is director. An independent investigation commissioned by the Max Planck Society concluded that there were no systematic problems with animal care in the institute.
    Read the full statement here.
  • EUFAMI press release on the impact on those caring for people with Schizophrenia
    In connection with World Mental Health Day on October 10, 2014, EUFAMI has publicized the first part of their Caring for Carers survey, which put focus on the burden that carers of those living with Schizophrenia experience.
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  • New European Commission
    President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker announced on 10 September the distribution of portfolios within the new EU executive, ending months of negotiations with EU member states.

    Two portfolios that are of most interest to the EBC were offered to:

    Health & Food Safety Commissioner

    The nominee is Vytenis P. Andriukaitis, a former Minister of Health for Lithuania, medical doctor and Social Democrat MP. An unofficial biography is available here. His mission letter is available here.
    Click here to see changes to the responsibilities of DG SANCO.

    Research, Science and EducationCommissioner
    The nominee is Carlos Moedas, a former engineer, economist and banker. He has advised the Social Democratic party in Portugal and has been Secretary of State to the Prime Minister.  His unofficial biography is available here and his mission letter here.
    The remit continues work begun on the Horizon 2020 Programme but the EU Joint research centre will now be the responsibility of the Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth & Citizenship.

    EBC welcomes the nominations of and looks forward to a fruitful cooperation with new Commissioners.

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