A plethora of events is taking place in countries around the world this week to mark Brain Awareness Week. Now in its 23rd year, the event aims to unite the efforts of partner organisations worldwide to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research.
As part of the programme of events, the European Brain Council, in cooperation with the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS), the European Dana Alliance for the Brain (EDAB) and the Belgian Brain Council (BBC), will hold a special outreach event at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Thursday (15 March). A similar event held last year attracted policymakers, researchers and members of the public. This year's event will focus on the continued need for the expansion of brain research in Europe, with a special focus on education, behaviour and brain development.
Numerous webinars and online events will also be taking place, and individuals are being encouraged to participate in the conversations online using the official Brain Awareness Week hashtag, #brainweek.
Brain Awareness Week is organised by the non-profit organisation, the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives.