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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  • Come meet your Editors! Make your Plans for 2018

    EJN editors will attend several conferences this year. Have a look and get the chance to meet them.

  • Message from the President

    The deadline for early registration and abstracts for presentations at the FENS Forum looms, and we find ourselves in the midst of a surge of submissions. This is no surprise - the 20th Anniversary of FENS at the Berlin Forum (7-11 July 2018) is destined to be a wonderful celebration of neuroscience. It’s going to be THE neuroscience meeting of 2018.

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EARA is recruiting for a Stakeholder Engagement Officer

Under the management of the Executive Director, the role holder will oversee the planning, implementation, and delivery of specific short-term and long-term EARA advocacy and public engagement projects in Germany, Belgium, Portugal and other countries as directed.

February 01, 2018 in Neuroscience News

Obituary Larry Weiskrantz

Larry Weiskrantz, the pre-eminent neuropsychologist, founding member and twice President of EBBS which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and former chair of the Department of Psychology in Oxford died recently.

February 01, 2018 in Neuroscience News

The travel grant awardees to attend the JNS meeting in 2018 have been selected

FENS provided four travel grants to help young investigators, PhD or MSc students to attend the 41th Annual Meeting of Japan Neuroscience Society (New Horizon of Neuroscience, 26-29 July 2018, Kobe Convention Center, Japan).

January 26, 2018 in FENS News


The CAJAL Advanced Neuroscience Training Programme: new videos available on YouTube

The International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility funded the recording of lectures during the CAJAL Course in Computational Neuroscience (CCCN) 2017, held at the Champalimaud Center For The Unknown.

January 12, 2018 in FENS News


BNA 2017 Public Engagement of Neuroscience prize awarded

At its Christmas symposium in London, the British Neuroscience Association (BNA) awarded its 2017 Public Engagement of Neuroscience prize to Dervila Glynn, Coordinator of Cambridge Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge.

January 09, 2018 in Neuroscience News

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

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Message from the FENS President

The deadline for early registration and abstracts for presentations at the FENS Forum looms, and we find ourselves in the midst of a surge of submissions.

Come and join us at a spectacular neuroscience meeting and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of FENS.

Barry Everitt - President of FENS

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Apply for the course on 'Neuroinflammation and How to Study It'

Boost your technical skills and apply for the CAJAL Advanced Neuroscience course on 'Neuroinflammation and How to Study It'25 June – 7 July 2018, Bordeaux Neurocampus.
Deadline: 26 February 2018.


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ENCODS 2018: Registration is open

Are you a PhD student in neuroscience? Register now for the ENCODS2018 - 5-6 July 2018 - Berlin, Germany.

Deadline extended:  28 February 2018.