Connecting European Neuroscience


FENS is the voice of European neuroscience. With 43 neuroscience member societies across 33 European countries, FENS as an organisation represents 24,000 European neuroscientists with a mission to advance European neuroscience education and research.  

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FENS meetings and events offer a wide range of learning- networking- and professional development opportunities. Learn about current topics in your field of interest, network with top figures in neuroscience, meet with your European peers whether from basic, translational or clinical neuroscience research, and share best practices with colleagues from around the world.

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Higher Education and Training

FENS actively supports graduate education and postgraduate training in neuroscience in Europe through a variety of initiatives. A new training framework launched in 2014 proposes appealing activities for students, post-docs and early career neuroscientists. Looking ahead and supporting the next generation is a key priority for FENS.

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FENS Outreach and Advocacy

FENS, also in collaboration with its global partners (DANA, EBC, IBRO and SfN), aims to increase public awareness about the benefits of brain research. In addtion, FENS is committed to providing solid advice to policy makers and stakeholders on the importance of continuous support for brain research in order to solve the burden of brain-related diseases in Europe.

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European Journal of Neuroscience (EJN)

Excellent science is communicated through EJN, the official scientific journal of FENS and relevant and timely information is disseminated through the FENS bi-weekly news alert and by targeted emails to FENS members.

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Federating numerous pan-European single discipline societies and all national neuroscience societies from across more than 30 European countries, FENS represents European neuroscience from basic to clinical research.

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EJN January Editorial

Read an important perspective on Neurogenomics by EJN Section Editor Kevin Mitchell.

January 09, 2018 in FENS News


FENS members benefit from special rate at JNS annual meeting 2018

FENS members can register with special rate at the Annual Meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society in 2018.

January 08, 2018 in FENS News


SfN is seeking input on the scientific program for Neuroscience 2018

Proposals for symposia and minisymposia should be submitted by Monday, 8 January 2018, 5 p.m. EST.

December 21, 2017 in Societies & Partner News

Societies & Partner News

FENS continuous support to the International Brain Bee initiative

FENS supports the mission of the International Brain Bee (IBB) to inspire school-age students to pursue careers in basic and clinical neuroscience.

December 20, 2017 in FENS News


Untold Stories: the Women Pioneers of Neuroscience in Europe

New History project now online.

December 18, 2017 in FENS News


New Year message from Professor Barry Everitt F.R.S., President of FENS

The New Year approaches and it is a very significant one for us: 2018 is the 20th anniversary year of the founding of FENS.

December 14, 2017 in FENS News


FRM2019 to be jointly organised by the Neuroscience Societies of Serbia, Romania and Turkey

It is our great pleasure to announce that the next FENS Regional Meeting, FRM2019, will be in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia. The meeting will be jointly organised by the Neuroscience Societies of Serbia, Romania and Turkey.

December 13, 2017 in FENS News


History online project grant winners 2017 announced

FENS congratulates the History online project grant winners for the year 2017.

December 08, 2017 in FENS News


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Message from the FENS President

The New Year approaches and it is a very significant one for us: 2018 is the 20th anniversary year of the founding of FENS. And the 11th FENS Forum in Berlin will be a wonderful celebration of neuroscience research. Registration and abstract submission for the Forum are open and I encourage you all to showcase your research and to enjoy a superb, international programme.

We at FENS wish you a joyous and successful New Year. Professor Barry Everitt, FENS President.

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Join us for Brain Awareness Week 2018

Funding is available to support events organised during the Brain Awareness Week 2018 in Europe.

Apply now for a BAW grant and boost your project.

Deadline: 22 January 2018.


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Registration for the FENS Forum 2018 is open!

Don't miss the deadlines:

13 February 2018: 
Early registration and abstract submission 
FENS - IBRO/PERC travel grant applications 


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Computational Neuroscience of Prediction

15-18 April 2018, Rungstedgaard, Denmark

Co-chairs: Peter  Dayan (University College London) & Kerstin Preuschoff (University of Geneva & EPFL)

Deadline: 20 January 2018.