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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The EJN Special Issue on the Neurological Basis of Autism Spectrum Disorders is coming soon!

Edited by Stephane Boudoin, John Foxe, Sophie Molholm, and Mark Wallace.

August 25, 2017 in FENS News


The Brain Prize - Call for Nominations 2018

Nominations open for The Brain Prize, awarded by the Lundbeck Foundation. It is € 1 million prize.

August 22, 2017 in Neuroscience News

Obituary for Rainer (Ray) W. Guillery (28 August 1929–7 April 2017)

Obituary: Ray Guillery, friend, colleague and founding editor of European Journal of Neuroscience.

August 10, 2017 in Neuroscience News

2017 World Brain Bee Champion announced

FENS warmly congratulates the 2017 World Brain Bee Champion, Sojas Wagle, a sophomore from Har-Ber High School in Arkansas, USA.

August 09, 2017 in Neuroscience News

World Brain Bee Championship: A neuroscience competition for teenagers

Press release: Future neuroscientists from around the world will be meeting in Washington, DC USA to compete in the nineteenth World Brain Bee Championship from August 2 to 7 in the Washington Convention Center.

July 31, 2017 in Neuroscience News

Take advantage of the International Neuroethics Society new member benefits

The International Neuroethics Society (INS) is now a member of the FENS, making connections with thousands of neuroscientists all over the world. FENS members can benefit from new opportunities.

July 25, 2017 in Neuroscience News

EJN Featured article on Parkinson's disease

‘Direct and indirect effects of attention and visual function on gait impairment in Parkinson's disease: influence of task and turning’ by Stuart et al.

July 20, 2017 in FENS News


The recipient of the 11th IBRO Kemali Prize has been announced

Warm congratulations to Dr. Guillermina López-Bendito, Senior Scientist at the Instituto de Neurociencias, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH)-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) in Alicante, Spain.

July 03, 2017 in FENS News


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Message from the FENS President

New partnership with the Gatsby Foundation to support neuroscience training.
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Professor Barry Everitt, FENS President.

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Call for ideas 2019

FENS and its partners invite scientists from all domains in neuroscience to submit topics and themes suggestions for educational and training activities in 2019.  

Deadline: 5 October 2017


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Call for papers: Where the rubber meets the road in visual perception

Special Issue call for papers in EJN: Where the rubber meets the road in visual perception. High temporal-precision brain signals to top-down and bottom-up influences on perceptual resolution.

Submission Deadline: 1 November 2017.