The FENS-IBRO European Neuroscience School Programme is a collaboration between FENS and IBRO . This programme, aimed to train students and young investigators throughout Europe, brings together educational activities previously sponsored by FENS through its Schools Committee and by IBRO's Regional Committees for Europe: Western Europe Regional Committee (WERC) and Central and Eastern Europe Regional Committee (CEERC).
The programme will provide funds to support high-quality Schools and Courses on a wide range of important topics in the Neurosciences. Particular attention will be given to proposals that encourage an active involvement of the students and the teachers during the entire event. The overall goals are to:
- increase the quality of Neuroscience education in Europe.
- decrease gaps between different European neuroscience curricula and between Europe and the rest of the world, while maintaining regional research priorities.
- increase the mixing and collaboration of young European neuroscientists.
- create a network of alumni and teachers capable of enhancing scientific collaboration and the establishment of international research projects within Europe (e.g. The Alumni Programme).
- alert scientists from the graduate student to the young faculty level to the research possibilities offered by laboratories in Europe and outside (e.g. publicizing the Network of European Neuroscience Schools (NENS) and IBRO's International Registry of Neuroscience Programme ).
- increase the visibility of European neuroscience educational programmes and their role in and outside Europe.
- assist the development of Neuroscience outside of Europe by providing opportunities in Europe for the training of promising students who intend to return to their home countries (e.g. the present IBRO-FENS Fellowships programme, as well as the travel grants offered to students accepted to the European schools).
Please find here the agreement between FENS and IBRO:
Resultion on the coordination of FENS and IBRO: Neuroscience Schools Programmes in Europe