The membership of the EBC consists of professional organisations, patient organisations and industrial partners. According to its constitution, the EBC has as voting members Europe-wide organisations with an interest in the brain (one for each major field). These are the EBC’s ordinary members. Any organisation that supports the aims of the EBC can apply to become an associate member. Associate members have no voting rights but otherwise share the status of ordinary members. Organisations or individuals that have contributed in an outstanding fashion to the aims of the EBC can also become honorary members.
- The European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS)
- The European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)
- The European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)
- The European Psychiatric Association (EPA)
- The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)
Ordinary Members: patient organisations
- The European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA)
- Global Alliance for Mental Illness Advocacy Networks (GAMIAN-Europe)
The pharmaceutical industry
in Europe does not have a representative body for brain research and drugs for the brain. The EBC has therefore created a panel of industrial partners from the pharmaceutical and other sectors. Ms. Marie-Claire Rettori of Servier and Mr Stuart Hurst of Eli Lilly were elected by this panel to represent all of the pharmaceutical industry in Europe as regards brain research and drugs for the brain.
Similarly, the medical device industry in Europe does not have an organisation that is suited to nominate a representative for the EBC board. Therefore Dr Reinhard Krickl of Medtronic was elected to represent the medical device industry in Europe.
The EBC would also like to acknowledge the generous financial support it receives from its industrial partners. Details of their contributions can be found in the EBC Funding Statement.
New industrial partners are always welcome and should contact the EBC Liaison Officer and Administrator, Ms Eveline Sipido, in the first instance. Her contact details can be found in the Contact Us section of the website.
- Brains For Brain Research Consortium
- Click here for the Brains For Brain's Legal Statute
- European Accreditation Committee in CNS (EACIC)
- European Federation of Associations of Families of People with Mental Illness (EUFAMI)
- European Medical Students' Association (EMSA)
- Federation of European Physiological Societies (FEPS)
- Federation of the European Societies of Neuropsychology (ESN)
- International League Against Epilepsy - Commission on European Affairs (ILAE – CEA)
The European Brain Council is honoured and delighted that the following prominent European politicians, who have provided exceptional support and encouragement to the EBC since it was founded, have accepted Honorary Membership of our organisation and have expressed the wish to continue to support its aims and objectives in the years to come.
John Bowis, OBE