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SiE08 - The European Brain Research Area: Building a Brain Health Partnership (12:00-12:45)

The EBRA consortium will highlight the importance of shaping the future of European and globally coordinated neuroscience


July 11, 2022 - 12:00 pm


July 11, 2022 - 12:45 pm


Pavillon 7, Paris Expo Porte de Versailles   View map

Brain research is a rapidly evolving field and increasingly at the forefront of science. The EU and its Member States have made considerable investment in brain research leading to a significant increase of initiatives in this area. Although these initiatives have generated considerable amounts of knowledge and innovative approaches, the translation into new health interventions is hindered by the complexity of the challenge and by excessive fragmentation of efforts. Effective and efficient collaboration among the various initiatives is often identified as a key success factor to achieve the full impact of brain research. The European Brain Research Area project therefore aims to bring together the various stakeholders and major brain research initiatives, at European level and beyond, creating the conditions for real and effective cross fertilisation, dialogue, building consensus and exploiting research potential.

During this special session, the EBRA consortium — consisting of the European Brain Council, the ERANET-NEURON, the EU Joint Programme for Neurodegenerative Disease Research and the Human Brain Project — will highlight the importance of shaping the future of European and globally coordinated neuroscience. In this perspective, the Shared European Brain Research Agenda (SEBRA) will be presented, and discussion will focus on the building of a new partnership on brain health.


  • Monica Di Luca,  Coordinator, European Brain Research Area, Italy
  • Marlies Dorlöchter, Coordinator, ERA-NET NEURON, Germany
  • Philippe Amouyel, Chair, EU Joint Programme for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, France
  • Pawel Swieboda, Director General, Human Brain Project and CEO, EBRAINS, Poland


EBRA special Interest Session (Lunch)
11th of July, 12:00
12:00-12:05: Introduction to the European Brain Research Area
Monica Di Luca, EBRA coordinator
Frédéric Destrebecq, European Brain Council

12:05-12:15: The Shared European Brain Research Agenda
Elke De Witte, European Brain Council
12-15 – 12:45: Panel discussion with the EBRA partners
1. How do you see the future of brain research?
2. How will SEBRA help shape the future?
Philippe Amouyel, JPND
Marlies Dorlöchter, ERANET-NEURON
Pawel Swieboda, HBP
Juan Lerma, European Brain Council